Philips sets up India's first HDMI centre

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Bangalore, Jun 11: Royal Philips Electronics today announced the inauguration of India's first High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Authorized Testing Center (ATC) laboratory in its Bangalore based Philips Innovation Campus. The Centre will facilitate HDMI compliance testing services as per HDMI Compliance Test Specification (CTS) 1.3b. The center is Philips' only HDMI ATC and the 8th HDMI ATC to be opened worldwide.

"HDMI is poised to play a bigger role in the availability and consumption of high-definition digital media and this ATC will be catalytic in speeding the time-to-market of HDMI compliant products.

Consumers will be the direct beneficiary of this test facility because HDMI compliance testing promotes interoperability and helps to ensure that purchased entertainment solutions with HDMI will work together efficiently," said Mr Jelle Rieske, Senior Director, Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Innovation Campus.

With over 800 companies adopting HDMI as a standard for their products globally, the market holds huge potential for the technology standard. Globally, over 200 million devices featuring HDMI are expected to ship in 2008, with an installed base of nearly one billion HDMI devices by 2010.

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