MediaTek launches UltraCast

MediaTek has launched its UltraCast technology, a chipset-enabled streaming technology on the market that enables users to enjoy the stunning clarity of 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box.

MediaTek UltraCast extends standard Wi-Fi Certified Miracast technology by adding the ability to stream 4K content. Wi-Fi Certified Miracast is a standard for transmitting content through wireless connections from mobile or laptop devices to large display devices, such as TVs, monitors or projectors. Using Wi-Fi as the transmission vehicle, Wi-Fi Certified Miracast replaces the traditional cable connection between device and display.

“4K is increasingly becoming a reality in consumers’ everyday lives,” said SR Tsai, Senior General Manager of the Home Entertainment Business Group at MediaTek. “Content, 4K displays and the connectivity necessary to enable these technologies are growing, but the pieces that connect the 4K puzzle enter the market at different times. MediaTek UltraCast is the first technology that bridges the gap between content creation device and large display device, creating a state of the art viewing experience for the viewer.”

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