AMIMON has opened its first WHDI Authorized Testing Center (WHDI ATC) as a part of the growth of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard and its multi-vendor ecosystem. Located in Herzliya, Israel, the WHDI ATC will implement thorough testing of WHDI products.
“The opening of the WHDI ATC is a key piece for moving the WHDI standard forward,” said David Shefler, VP of marketing, AMIMON. “Many devices have implemented WHDI technology, but it is only through officially tested devices bearing the WHDI logo that we can achieve a true multi-vendor ecosystem.”
In the current wireless HD ecosystem, solutions are typically sold as a locked pair, without the ability to add additional source and display devices or to interoperate with devices from other manufacturers. By allowing all devices to connect automatically to each other, WHDI increases the value of each of the devices in the home.
To ensure the capabilities of WHDI standard products from different manufacturers, products must meet the WHDI Compliance Test Specification for compliance, performance and interoperability. Those devices that withstand the WHDI standard testing requirements will be approved to carry the WHDI logo, ensuring they are capable of seamlessly connecting to any other WHDI-approved device.
The WHDI ATC also tests products for quality and range, assuring brands and their customers that WHDI products are not only compatible with the standard, but will meet consumer expectations.
“With multiple ODMs and OEMs all bringing a large number of products to market, WHDI is ready for mass adoption during 2011,” said Shlomi Cohen, WHDI ATC manager. “Our testing processes and stamp of approval will give manufacturers, retailers and consumers strong confidence in the WHDI logo and assurance that these devices will deliver a complete wireless solution for all their applications.”
Manufacturers who are interested in arranging testing of WHDI products may contact the WHDI ATC at ATC_manage@amimon.com. The WHDI ATC officially certified product status is available only to members of the WHDI Consortium. For more information on joining, visit whdi.org/Become-an-Adopter.