About us

Kordz was founded in Australia in 2003 to address the specific needs of the custom and commercial AV installation community by delivering dependable high definition connectivity solutions. In the years since, Kordz has evolved into a well-respected, multi-award-winning brand, specialising particularly in reliable long reach HDMI since becoming an HDMI Adopter member in 2005. Kordz is committed to a high standard of practical and graceful design, partnered with quality manufacturing and supporting education, all of which are key to the installers' successful product integration.

Kordz utilises research and development facilities in Australia, and Taiwan to engineer robust connectivity solutions to maximise commercial installation efficiency and deployment up-time with strict adherence to international standards. This dedication and consistency has incubated many like-minded affiliations over time, which in turn have further contributed to our knowledge base, development profile and ability to deliver. These include Quantum Data & Murideo HDMI test instrument manufacturers, HDMI Licensing and Authorised Test Centers (ATCs), Jeff Boccacio - President of DPL Labs, amongst others. 

We know HDMI. Kordz - Connectivity Assured. 
 

Timeline

2003
Kordz founded in Mornington, Australia
Introduces Vector & Quantum premium custom long length interconnect components
First HDMI Compliance Test Specification (CTS) released

2004
Kordz expands into infrared repeaters & custom installation AV distribution systems
HDMI 1.1 released, some products start to come to market

2005
Kordz introduces Black-series HDMI cable, gaining early reputation for long length HDMI specialty
Kordz becomes HDMI Adopter
Introduced R&D program into HDMI interoperability and 1080p/60 support
HDMI 1.2/a specification released

2006
Launch Gen-2 HDMI cables with Krystal & Diamond to 25m lengths, all with 1080p/60 & CEC
Launch HDS series HDMI switchers
HDMI 1.3 specification released

2007
Launch Gen-3 HDMI cables with new Evolution series
R&D into passive filtering technologies to improve signal integrity, lead to development of Master series flagship HDMI

2008
Participated in inaugural HDMI Techzone at International CES, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. One of only twelve invited Adopters globally
Launch Master series HDMI as addendum to Gen-3 platform
Launch HDA series HDMI splitters
Initiated affiliation with Valens Semiconductor during development period of HDBaseT technology
Launch all-new Gen-4 flat profile HDMI cable series, introducing the die-cast connector and low-jitter induction soldering
Kordz MD D.Meyer became CEDIA Certified Instructor, authored and presented inaugural ‘HDMI Update’ course

2009
HDMI 1.3 specification released
Kordz USA, Inc established under the Directorship of Michael Schaller, former Director of Compliance for HDMI Licensing, LLC
Kordz becomes first HDMI cable brand in the world to use optional ‘High Speed’ label (isolated)
D.Meyer joins CEDIA Asia Pacific Board of Directors as Chair of PR & Marketing (1 year tenure)
Kordz Director J.Chen became CEDIA Certified Instructor, invited to Shanghai to present HDMI Update course

2010
HDMI 1.4/a specification released, encompassing 3D & 4K video
HDBaseT Alliance formed, Kordz becomes launch member/Adopter
HDMI new Trademark & Logo Guidelines released
Kordz appointed as international Quantum Data partner and reseller
Kordz contributes to CEDIA HDMI Best Practices white paper series for international industry publication
HDMI mandates ‘Standard’ & ‘High Speed’ cable labeling with regulatory marks, product version reference outlawed
D.Meyer and J.Chen acknowledged as HDMI Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Kordz Logistics (HK) Co. Ltd established as international sales & logistics office
Kordz Director J.Chen appointed CEDIA Lead Instructor (Asia region) taking HDMI and CEDIA’s Audio and Video program to Guangzhou and Beijing

2013
Kordz participates in HDMI Techzone at International CES, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. Unveiled phaseHD, Inc patented technology
NEO-S3 Launched
Kordz wins Best New Product award for NEO-S3 at CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO USA
Launch new HSP-series UHD compatible HDMI splitter with EDID control
D.Meyer joins CEDIA International Technical Working Group

J.Chen joins CEDIA Certification working group
Kordz signs HDMI 2.0 Addendum to become HDMI 2.0 Adopter, first outside of HDMI Forum group
D.Meyer co-authors CEDIA “4K Industry White Paper” with industry leadership, published on international extranet
‘4K Compatibility & HDMI System Design’ updated for HDMI 2.0, presents to capacity assembly at CEDIA Expo, Denver

2014
J.Chen authors ‘UHD Compatibility & HDMI System Design’. It is upgraded to 3hr format for debut at ISE Amsterdam,
Gen-5 HDMI cable launched - EVO-R & EVS-R
Kordz announces R.3 Rack Install HDMI cables due in Q4
D.Meyer rejoins CEDIA Asia Pacific Board of Directors
J.Chen joins CEDIA International Development team

2015
Kordz Exhibits at ISE and enters the European market
Launched B.2 HDBaseT certified extender – slimmest HDBaseT commercial grade (24/7 operation) extender in the world at 16mm high
Becomes first HDMI cable to be certified by THX
UK office established under Phil Davis

2016
1st European distributors appointed
HDMI 2.1 features announced
Future Ready Solutions appointed US Master Distributor

2017
Kordz Partners with DPL Labs
Appointed Murideo Distributor
One series HDMI cable launched
HDMI 2.1 Specification finalised (awaiting test specification)
Hybrid Fiber (AOC) HDMI cable launched
One series bulk Speaker cable announced.