The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Portable, Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee has announced the publication of ANSI/CEA-2017-A, Common Interconnection for Portable Media Devices.

The standard adds capability to the Portable Media Device Connector (PDMI) for USB 3.0 and VESA’s DisplayPort. Utilizing this new standard will purportedly allow consumers to download HD movies in just over one minute, versus 10 minutes with the previous USB 2.0 technology.

“CEA’s Portable, Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee brought together companies across all sectors of the portable device market to establish this standard that will support future advancements in portable media,” says Brian Markwalter, vice president of research and standards for CEA. “As our industry continues to innovate, bringing new products and services to consumers around the world, it is essential that we create standards that support the new technologies coming to market.”

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