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VESA Rolls Out DisplayPort Test Specifications

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that it has released new compliance test specifications for DisplayPort cable adaptors.

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VESA Releases New Compliance Test Specifications for DisplayPort Legacy Cable Adaptors

New Self-Test Option Simplifies Certification Process for VESA Members

NEWARK, Calif. — The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today announced that it has released new compliance test specifications (CTS) for DisplayPort cable adaptors. The new CTS documents allow VESA members to have DisplayPort™ cable adaptors compliance tested through VESA’s Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) worldwide, or by completing the new self-testing and reporting option.

“The DisplayPort logo signifies that a product is based on next-generation display technology,” said Bill Lempesis, executive director at VESA. “By simplifying the certification process for our member companies, we’ve given them easier access to the logo.”

The new CTS documents cover the popular Dual-Mode DisplayPort-to-HDMI™ and DisplayPort-to-DVI™ cable adaptors, using either the standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connector. Compliance for active protocol converters such as DisplayPort-to-VGA or DVI, and HDMI-to-DisplayPort, are also included. VESA members including Apple, BizLink, HP, Lenovo, and, have completed the adaptor certification process and are shipping video adaptors to consumers.

“Being able to place the DisplayPort logo on our adaptors was extremely important,” said Ted Hsiao, vice president of product development at BizLink. “The logo is synonymous with high-performance and advanced display features. The new CTS enabled us to secure the logo for our cable adaptor products quickly, and differentiate our products from the competition.”

VESA’s third-party testing facilities have been selected to facilitate the certification process for member companies worldwide. Authorized sites include Allion Test Labs in Beaverton, Ore., Shenzhen, China and Taipei, Taiwan; Cable Assemblies and Connector Labs ETC in Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan; CESI Technology Company Ltd. in Beijing; Granite River Labs in Santa Clara, Calif.; and Telecommunications Technology Association in Seohyeon-dong, Korea.

“VESA requires very stringent testing before any product can use the DP logo. While the new CTS provides the self-test option, some vendors lack the proper test equipment to make this a viable option,” said Quintin Anderson, co-founder and COO at Granite River Labs. “For those that can’t perform self-testing, VESA’s ATCs, including labs like ours, serve as trusted advisors, working with the Association’s members to get their products certified and secure access to the DisplayPort logo.”

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About VESA
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is an international, non-profit standards association representing a global network of hardware, software, PC, display and component manufacturers committed to developing and promoting the electronics industry. VESA’s established track record of creating and supporting simple, universal and cross-product solutions for today’s video and electronics industry, such as DisplayPort, provides consumers with the confidence necessary to explore new technology standards such as multi-monitor streaming, direct drive capability and full HD 3D support without confusion or difficulty. For more information about VESA, visit