The HDMI Licensing has announced a new plan called “Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program”. The new program is aiming to ensure that high speed HDMI cables will provide full potential for 4K and Ultra HD support, expected for their customers.
Jeff Park, HDMI Licensing, Technology Evangelist said, “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.”
A device application that allows scanning, will help in identifying the authenticity of the Premium High Speed HDMI Cable, by simply checking its label. This will be great help to the manufacturers, distributors, retailers and the customers.
The program incorporates and enhances HDMI cable testing and comprehensive anti-counterfeiting label program. This will help the HDMI Adopters to design and test their High Speed HDMI Cables at HDMI Authorized Testing Centers (ATC) for ultra-reliability. This is not all but the high enforcement needed for the best video formats including the 4K, Ultra HD, and High Dynamic Range or HDR content can be tested.
Park stated, “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.”
The participants who are developing the brand new HDMI cables, have to be previously registered with the HDMI Licensing, and if they pass the test, then they can proceed to brand and promote their high performance cables as “Premium High Speed HDMI Cables or Premium High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet.” The cables will then conduct a tamper-proof, anti-counterfeit label to separate them from other HDMI cables.
Rob Tobias, President of HDMI Licensing said, “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.”
The program also has new testing guidelines for EMI levels, aiming 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 ACTs are prepared to receive new cables for testing.