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WirelessHD compliance test specifications completed

The WirelessHD Consortium, a membership of leading consumer electronic and PC manufacturers, announced that the WirelessHD Compliance Test Specification (CTS) version 1.0 is now available to WirelessHD adopters and evaluators.

In addition, Compliance Certification Services, Inc.,has been named the first WirelessHD Authorized Test Center. First WirelessHD testing will commence in the first quarter of this year.

Formed in 2006, Broadcom, Intel, LG Electronics, Panasonic, NEC, Samsung Elecronics, SiBEAM, Sony and Toshiba, have joined together to create the next generation wireless interface specification for HD media streaming and transmission. WirelessHD will facilitate technical advancement by creating a specification focused on fixed and portable devices. WirelessHD is the first consumer electronics and technology industry-supported, high definition digital wireless interface for simplified media streaming and HD content portability.

Mandated by the WirelessHD Adopter's Agreement, compliance testing also promotes interoperability among WirelessHD devices and is required for a product to bear the WiHD logo or to claim conformance to the WirelessHD specification.

The WirelessHD compliance program shall require that manufacturers submit their first product in each WirelessHD product category to a WirelessHD ATC. There are several product categories that include HDTVs, Blu-ray DVD players, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, A/V receivers, and more. Subsequent products, such as a manufacturer's second TV or DVD player, must also be tested.

All products submitted to an ATC shall be tested against the specifications’ requirements, after which the ATC sends a test report to both the manufacturer and the WirelessHD Licensing Agent. Upon confirmation that a manufacturer’s product has been qualified as compliant, the manufacturer will receive confirmation that they may use the WiHD logo on that product.

Story filed 12.01.09

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