Our affiliation with HDMI began in 2005, when Kordz became an early Adopter of the technology in a long-term commitment to compliance and integrity. Nearly a decade on and we have amongst our ranks industry association level HDMI Subject Matter Experts, Technology Council and Working Group members, internationally published authors of industry articles and white papers, and course authors and certified instructors. The Director of Kordz USA, Inc is the former Director of Compliance for HDMI Licensing. We continue to consult and instruct on all matters HDMI and related topics, as well as developing engineered products for best performance, interoperability and longevity.
Kordz has twice participated as an invited exhibitor on the HDMI Techzone booth at CES, Las Vegas, the first of which was the inaugural year in 2008. We were the only specialist cable brand in the world to do so. Co-exhibitors that same year included Quantum Data, for whom we’re now an international partner, Redmere Technology (later Spectra7), which we deploy in our long length PRS series cables, and high speed signaling engineers whom later went on to found phaseHD, Inc, the world’s leading adaptable technology for long length HDMI.
This is a highly valued affiliation for us, and we are proud to call the HDMI team friends as well as colleagues.
HDMI Product Finder
Compliance requirements for all HDMI enabled products are defined by the HDMI Compliance Test Specification (CTS). A qualifying product will be issued a certificate of compliance, but most commonly is not disclosed to subsequent tiers in the market, such as distributors, integrators and consumers. Reasons are varied, but there are two particularly common ones;
- a compliance certificate may be issued on a development platform, or code name, not the final product, making cross-reference difficult,
- the common practice of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) means that the first tier vendor selling a product may not be the one to have had the product certified. This is why so many HDMI cable brands are not even HDMI Adopters. Kordz is.
The HDMI Product Finder is an initiative of HDMI Licensing, LLC to address this veritable firewall that exists between manufacturers and consumers. It provides a platform for interested parties to be able to verify products compliance without the need to see a certificate. HDMI Licensing have strict procedures in place to ensure qualification of all products listed, and as such recommend the use of these products ahead of others.
Kordz are amongst very few cable brands in the world to have a range of cables listed on the HDMI Product Finder, including PRO, PRS and R.3 Rack Install series. Your assurance of compliance.
HDMI Licensing, LLC
Comprised of Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Silicon Image, Sony Corporation, Technicolor S.A. (formerly known as Thomson) and Toshiba Corporation, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Founders have joined together to define a next-generation digital interface specification for consumer electronics products. The HDMI Specification is also supported by major motion picture producers, as well as satellite and cable companies.
Adopted by over 1,200 of the largest and most innovative consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide, the HDMI Specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. With over 2B HDMI-enabled devices having shipped since 2003, HDMI technology has extended into an increasingly wide array of devices, applications, and industries, including cell phones, tablets, automobiles and commercial applications such digital signage and airport installations.
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the licensing agent responsible for administering the licensing of the HDMI Specification, promoting HDMI technology and providing education on the benefits of the HDMI interface to retailers and consumers.
HDMI Forum, LLC
HDMI Forum, Inc, is a nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation established in 2011 by the HDMI Founders whose purpose is to foster broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification. Over 70 of the largest PC, CE and semiconductor companies have become Members of the HDMI Forum.
Late 2013 saw the release of their first formal publication, being the HDMI 2.0 specification. This was introduced as an addendum to run concurrent to the HDMI 1.4a. Existing Adopters of HDMI are eligible to elevate their status to 2.0 Adopters by signing an addendum document and accepting the compliance conditions within.
Kordz was the first company in the world external to the HDMI forum to become an official adopter of 2.0.