MediaTek has launched the UltraCast technology which enables users to watch 4K video content and stream wirelessly to any 4K-ready television or set-top box. MediaTek claims that, it is the first chipset-enabled streaming technology. UltraCast is now available for MediaTek partners and customers.

MediaTek UltraCast Brings 4K Streaming to Connected Devices

Commenting on the launch, SR Tsai, Senior General Manager of the Home Entertainment Business Group at MediaTek, said:

“4K is increasingly becoming a reality in consumers’ everyday lives. 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.”

“While 4K content is gaining traction in the device market, 4K screen costs remain a deterrent to entering the mainstream. By making it possible for users to enjoy 4K content over MediaTek UltraCast technology and leveraging the existing 4K recording capabilities on smartphone platforms and 4K Ultra HDTV, MediaTek can offer a better, more affordable experience and a smart, cost-effective alternative for device makers.”

UltraCast will be available on MediaTek Helio series smartphone chipsets and MediaTek 4K Ultra HDTV chipsets. For your information, the UltraCast uses MediaTek’s advanced video algorithm which maintains picture quality and at the same time reduces latency between devices. 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.

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