Initial Library focuses on HDMI
Elgin IL - August 13, 2012 - Quantum Data™, a worldwide provider of video test equipment, is pleased to announce the availability of an EDID Library to help the A/V industry reduce interoperability problems related to EDIDs. The initial EDIDs in the library are specific to HDMI; DVI, DisplayPort and MHL EDIDs are planned as well.
Several customers and industry professional organizations have asked Quantum Data to provide an EDID library to facilitate testing and help reduce interoperability problems in the field. One industry expert at the recent CEDIA Expo stated:
"EDIDs account for most of the HDMI interoperability problems in the field.”
Quantum Data’s EDID library offers a set of known-good EDIDs with a variety of common capabilities as well as specific models from HDTV manufacturers. But the library also supports irregular testing by offering EDIDs with a variety of anomalies “modeled” EDIDs.
Manufacturers of projectors, HDTVs, displays, PC monitors as well as A/V receivers and other types of sink devices are invited and encouraged to contribute to the EDID library by sending EDIDs from their devices to Quantum Data using the tools available on the Quantum Data EDID Library webpage. This enables manufacturers of sink devices to gain a greater degree of assurance that their EDIDs will interoperate with the multitude of source devices that are commercially available.
Quantum Data is well known in the industry for its EDID expertise. The 882 Video Test Instrument's EDID sink compliance test tool is approved for use in the HDMI, LLC Authorized Test Centers and is listed in the HDMI Compliance Test Specification. The 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer offers an EDID compliance test utility for HDMI products and devices. The 780 Handheld Test Instrument supports basic EDID verification of HDMI devices.
The Quantum Data 780, 980 and 882 test instruments are capable of emulating any HDMI EDID. The new EDID Library provides owners of these test instruments with the necessary variety of EDIDs for extensive testing. Additionally these instruments are equipped with a rich set of EDID utilities such as creating and modifying EDIDs, acquiring EDIDs from sink devices and storing them for reuse in testing.
Please visit our EDID Library webpage: www.quantumdata.com/edid/. and also be sure to read our White Paper on EDID interoperability.
About Quantum Data
Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, Quantum Data, Inc. invents test instruments that help manufacturers bring next-generation video, audio, and control products to market – faster and without interoperability problems. These instruments simultaneously improve a manufacturer's time-to-market and interoperability with other manufacturer's products. Features include signal emulation, signal analysis, troubleshooting and compliance testing. Quantum Data's instruments are used in product development, certification, manufacturing, installation, and service environments. Quantum Data sells and services OEMs and resellers, as well as selling private label test instruments to other OEMs. For more information about Quantum Data please visit: www.quantumdata.com.
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