MediaTek's UltraCast technology enables users to enjoy the stunning clarity of 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box. 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. UltraCast welcomes third-party smartphone, DTV and Box component manufacturers to leverage this technology on their own devices and for their own uses. With UltraCast, MediaTek is building a robust, open platform that allows users to more easily enjoy all types of 4K content. UltraCast is now available for MediaTek partners and customers.