What is SlimPort?
How did SlimPort get its name?
How does SlimPort work?
Will SlimPort work with any mobile device?
What is the benefit of using SlimPort?
Which products offer the SlimPort feature?
Do SlimPort Accessories require a travel charger to operate?
Will SlimPort accessories drain my battery?
How does a SlimPort accessory operate with or without a connected travel charger cable?
How fast can my mobile device charge if the travel charger is connected through the SlimPort accessory?
Can I charge the mobile device while using a SlimPort accessory?
Can I transfer mobile data while using SlimPort for display?
Do I need to replace my display equipment to remain compatible?
Does a SlimPort adapter require a new or special connector?
Does SlimPort support both audio and video?
Can I plug in a mouse, keyboard or external drive?
What type of display equipment can be connected to a SlimPort enabled mobile device?
Does my SlimPort enabled mobile device require a SlimPort enabled TV, monitor or projector?
What display resolutions does SlimPort support?
Do SlimPort products require active or passive cables to connect to a display?
Can SlimPort mobile devices work with TV remote controllers when connected to a HDTV?
Are SlimPort accessories operating-system dependent?
Which cable should I connect from my SlimPort adapter to the display?
How does SlimPort compare with wireless display connectivity solutions?
- Content transmitted over a wired connection is more secure and less likely to be intercepted and seen by unauthorized viewers.
- With wireless displays, there is always an element of security risk with both enterprise and home usage models.
- Wired connections typically transfer data faster, providing better audio and video performance. Currently, SlimPort can achieve a maximum throughput of 6.75 Gbps, which is expected to scale to higher speeds soon. Uncompressed 4K Ultra-HD content requires about 6.0 Gbps of bandwidth, while simultaneous audio, video and USB 2.0 data (at 480 Mbps) requires around 6.75 Gbps. Thus, wired displays can receive uncompressed audio-video at a higher sustained throughput.
- Current wireless display connectivity solutions, on the other hand, provide only a few hundred megabits of total bandwidth. After subtracting the overhead data-transmission requirements, the actual bandwidth available for audio-video display and data sync drops to only a few tens of megabits. The limited bandwidth available necessitates data compression to deliver HD content over wireless connectivity solutions.
- Audio-Video data:
- Wired display connections do not require compression, due to their higher throughput capacity. Virtually no latency is introduced while processing and rendering the display content. As a result, no display artifacts are visible to diminish consumers’ viewing experience.
- Wireless display solutions, due to their lack of bandwidth, need to compress the audio and video data before transmitting it. This compression on the source side and decompression on the display side introduces latency, or lag time, which can compromise consumers’ viewing experience.
- Processing cycle usage:
- When wired display connections are used to carry the processed display data, no additional processor cycles are required to render the display.
- Wireless display interfaces need to post-process the display data. Upon delivery, the data needs to be further processed to render the display. Thus, wireless display content delivery requires extra processing cycles, which introduces latency and display artifacts.
- Power Consumption:
- Wired displays consume far less power than wireless displays, since no extra processing is required to deliver and render the display data.
- Wired displays are very easy to use – just plug in your SlimPort device and play.
- Wireless displays require users to pair two devices with each other within a line of sight to establish a connection. The pairing process introduces complexity to consumer users.
- Charge during display:
- Newer wired display connectivity standards allow users the option of charging their mobile devices while displaying content, but do not require it.
- Wireless displays require users to connect to an external charger during display due to their higher battery drain. This, however, defeats the purpose of wireless connectivity.
- Display equipment:
- Billions of displays are already available that can be connected to users’ mobile devices through simple, wired SlimPort accessories.
- Very few current displays are equipped to connect wirelessly. In most cases, a dongle is required to retrofit each piece of legacy display equipment.
Which standards do SlimPort products comply with?
How are SlimPort products tested and certified to interoperate with multiple displays?
Where can I find SlimPort accessories to work with my SlimPort enabled mobile device?
Where are SlimPort Accessories available? How can I buy from my country?
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