Soon, we’ll be getting the USB Type-C connector cables with high-powered abilities, to spice things up, a newly announced agreement between USB 3.0 Promoter Group and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) will bring support for DisplayPort audio and video. The new feature is called DisplayPort Alternate Mode, or Alt Mode, and it sorts full audio/video on monitors with resolutions of 4K or higher with the Type-C tech.
The press release also made mention of the cables and connections being able to connect to a DisplayPort device using a reversible USB Type-C to DisplayPort converter cable. The DisplayPort technology is not a new kid on the block, as it’s been available in Thunderbolt cables/jacks for some time. There’s no word on the availability of the USB Type-C products and cables, all I know is, it’s a much welcome upgrade.