MediaTek’s UltraCast technology enables 4K video streaming

MediaTekMediaTek has launched its UltraCast streaming technology that enables users to enjoy 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box.

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.

UltraCast will be available on MediaTek Helio series smartphone chipsets and MediaTek 4K Ultra HDTV chipsets. UltraCast uses MediaTek’s advanced video smoothing algorithm, preserving picture quality while reducing latency between devices.

MediaTek is in talks with smartphone, DTV and Box component manufacturers to leverage UltraCast technology on their own devices and for their own uses.