VESA® Offers DisplayPort™ Workshop On Latest Standards

Taipei Event will cover Technical Background and Compliance Testing for DisplayPort ‘Alternate Mode’ on USB Type-C and DisplayPort 1.3

NEWARK, CA (21 October 2014)The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) will offer a free, comprehensive half-day workshop covering the capabilities, technical background and compliance test plans for DisplayPort 1.3 and DisplayPort Alternate Mode (‘Alt Mode’) on USB Type-C Connector. Announced last month, these two DisplayPort standards significantly expand the capabilities and user benefits for the widely used audio/video (A/V) interface.

The DisplayPort Alt Mode on USB Type-C Standard combines DisplayPort A/V data, SuperSpeed USB data and 100W of power onto a single cable and connector with the convenience of reversible plug orientation and cable direction. DisplayPort 1.3 increases the maximum transport rate to 32.4 Gbit/sec, enabling a single DisplayPort cable to drive multiple 4K displays, 4K at 120Hz or 5K displays. These new capabilities and benefits enable many new use cases for computers, tablets, smartphones, displays and docking stations, while maintaining compatibility with VGA, DVI and HDMI 2.0 through inexpensive adapters.

Co-sponsored by VESA and Allion Test Labs, the free half-day workshop will occur:

When             Thursday November 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CST

Where           The Westin Taipei

133 Nanjing East Road, Section 3

Taipei 104     Taiwan

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with DisplayPort experts face-to-face and learn about the resources available to VESA members. Designed for managers, engineers and program administrators, the Workshop agenda will include the following topics:

  • VESA overview including recently released standards, proposals in progress and a future standards roadmap.
  • DP 1.3 overview and certification.
  • DP Alt Mode on USB Type-C overview and certification.

The Workshop is FREE and open to VESA members and non-members. A detailed agenda will be emailed to each registrant before the Workshop date.

Interested parties can Register Online to attend the Workshop.

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For more information about DisplayPort 1.3 and the DisplayPort Alternate Mode for the USB Type-C Standard, please visit

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