From the Wires
Full Line of MHL Products Offered at Best Buy Stores
By: Business Wire
Nov. 13, 2012 08:12 AM
MHL, LLC, today announced that a full line of Rocketfish MHL® accessories is now available at Best Buy locations nationwide and at bestbuy.com, making it easier than ever for consumers to display content seamlessly from their mobile devices to the screen of their choice. Offered at more than 1,000 stores and online, Rocketfish’s MHL accessories complement Best Buy’s existing MHL lineup of smartphones, tablets, AVRs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, and TVs.
“Rocketfish is pleased to complete the MHL ecosystem within Best Buy stores by offering accessories that enable the connection of MHL-enabled mobile devices to the larger HDTV screen. Our innovative MHL HDTV Adapter enables the TV remote to navigate and control most apps and content on the mobile device; as well as providing continuous power, 1080p video and up to 7.1 surround sound. This creates an ideal user experience, converging the booming smartphone and tablet business with the home theater,” said Brian Dunfee, Product Line Director at Rocketfish.
With close to 200 million MHL devices currently on the market, accessories are an essential part of MHL’s robust ecosystem. With these accessories now widely available at all Best Buy locations, it has never been easier for consumers to enjoy the benefits of MHL. Rocketfish’s MHL offerings at Best Buy include the Rocketfish 8’ MHL cable that enables a direct connection between an MHL-enabled mobile device and an MHL-enabled TV. There is also a Rocketfish MHL-to-HDMI® HDTV adapter that enables consumers to connect their MHL device to any TV with an HDMI port.
“The availability of Rocketfish MHL adapters and cables in Best Buy’s retail channels is a significant step forward for MHL,” said Judy Chen, president of MHL, LLC. “This is the first time that MHL’s entire ecosystem of products is available at over 1,000 nationwide Best Buy locations.”
The MHL Consortium has more than 170 adopters, founders, and contributors supporting the MHL standard, including some of the largest consumer electronics and mobile device companies in the world. By the end of 2012, the MHL, LLC estimates that more than 220 million MHL-enabled products will have shipped worldwide since the inception of the standard.
About MHL, LLC
MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity, which will enable the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information please visit http://www.mhltech.org.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the features, functionality, performance, advantages and benefits of the MHL Specification, MHL technology and MHL-enabled mobile and display devices as well as the future of mobile entertainment and productivity. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These risks and uncertainties could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
MHL and the MHL logo are a trademark, registered trademark or service mark of MHL, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
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