HDMI EuroPlugfest3

HDMI has been adopted across the CE industry as the connection of choice for carrying digital uncompressed display data between products and is now installed in millions of products worldwide. HDMI also incorporates HDCP copy protection and CEC for controlling devices. In order to get the HDMI logo, HDMI requires that all products to pass a series of HDMI Compliance Tests.

A unique feature of the HDMI EuroPlugfest is that we offer extended testing against products from other manufacturers using "mini-systems". For these tests, a system comprising of, for instance, a TV, STB, DVD and Home Theatre amplifier, all from different manufacturers, are tested together using some typical user scenarios. This provides a more 'lifelike' test and better represents how products will actually be used in the user's own home. While pure HDMI and HDCP testing has been well established for several years and, the HDMI EuroPlugfest focus on CEC.

The plugfest also offers 1:1 testing with established test equipment, according to the HDMI and HDCP test specifications. For HDMI, these sessions are based on the HDMI tests, but exclude the Physical layer testing.

Manufacturers coming to this plugfest will be able to:

  • have their products tested against the test equipment for CEC, HDCP and part of HDMI;
  • test their products against other manufacturer's products;
  • test their products in a typical system of HDMI products from different manufacturers, emulating how their products will react in real life;
  • use the tests for final stages of product development to identify any unforeseen system problems.

Number of participants
23 participants attended from 9 companies.