HDcctv Alliance ratifies compliance certification program

The HDcctv Alliance, a global consortium focused on establishing standards for high-definition security equipment interoperability, announced last week that it has ratified its compliance certification program.

According to a statement issued by the alliance, the "program consists of a suite of standards documents that describe the requirements, methodology, compliance test process and test specifications that HDcctv product manufacturers must follow to apply for a certificate of compliance." Those products that receive the certificate of compliance will then be allowed to display the HDcctv Alliance logo.

"The delivery of the HDcctv Alliance Compliance Test program is a major milestone for the industry. In little over a year, the HDcctv Alliance has developed a comprehensive standard that provides an easy to use and install, all-digital, high-resolution, high-definition video interface to the CCTV industry. The addition of a practical method to prove compliance to this standard ensures that any interconnected HDcctv-compliant products are guaranteed to interoperate," said John Hudson, HDcctv Alliance Technical committee chair.

To view a list of compliant products, visit http://www.highdefcctv.org. The alliance says it expects to add more compliant products in the fourth quarter of 2010.