Today, HDMI Licensing made public a new plan called “Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program.” The program aims to ensure that high-speed HDMI cables provide full potential for 4K support and Ultra HD content expected for their consumers.
“With rapid growth of feature-rich, 4K/UltraHD content, it’s critical that all components in a 4K/UltraHD HDMI-connected system are fully capable of delivering on the experience. That is why we are launching this proactive program to give consumers absolute peace-of-mind,” said Jeff Park, HDMI Licensing, Technology Evangelist, as Market Watch reported.
The recent program launched by the company, incorporates and enhances HDMI cable testing and a comprehensive anti-counterfeiting label program. This will enable HDMI Adopters to design and test their High Speed HDMI Cables at HDMI Authorized Testing Centers (ATC) for ultra-reliability. Also, the high enforcement needed for the best video formats such as 4K and Ultra HD, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content can be tested.
“We expect 4K to be adopted very quickly, and we are seeing the market trying to figure it out. People are trying to take advantage of these opportunities, and we are trying to be proactive in providing solutions,” Park stated, as CEpro reported.
The participants who are developing brand new HDMI cables, have to be previously registered with HDMI Licensing, and if they pass the test, participants can proceed to brand and promote their high performance cables as “Premium High Speed HDMI Cables or Premium High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet,” as Business Wire reported. The selected cables will conduct a tamper-proof, anti-counterfeit label to separate them from other HDMI cables.
“As they upgrade their equipment, consumers expect to fully enjoy the 4K/UltraHD features that the HDMI Specification enables. Consumers can easily identify Premium High Speed HDMI and be confident that their new 4K/UltraHD TVs, sources and cables will deliver an ultra-reliable, 4K/UltraHD experience.” said Rob Tobias, President of HDMI Licensing, Business Wired informed.
Also, the program includes new testing guidelines for EMI levels, which aims to decrease undesired interference with wireless signals in the connected devices. The program is already available to HDMI Adopters via the HDMI Adopter extranet, and participating HDMI ATCs are prepared to receive new cables for testing.
Source: Market Watch