Event Date: September 8-13, 2013
Prepare For The Online Registration Process In Advance By Reviewing the Online Registration Questions
Registration Fee: $250 per person + website's credit card processing fee. The $250 registration fee is for CE product manufacturers (for example OEMS (Brand name Manufacturers), ODMs (outsource/contract manufacturers), Platform Providers, and Chipset/Component/Core/Firmware/Software Suppliers (these suppliers need to provide their own device or reference design board for testing).
Additional fees applies for Vendors (these are companies that provide evaluation and diagnostic services to CE product manufacturers and those mentioned above; Vendors are also those companies who supply cables and dongles). Vendors are required to register for PlugFest19 at a different site. See the Vendors Info page for further information and registration link.
901 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
Make your hotel reservations by August 27. Ask for the grope rate code CEA.
See the Hotel and Travel Information page for details concerning the hotel's check-out and cancellation policy.
For each Test Team that your company plans to bring, you are required to register each team separately, and each team must have its own device(s) and team participants. Teams are required to participate full time in this event (a minimum of 3 to 4 days of testing with the first testing day starting on Monday). No part-time sink/source testing and no sharing of devices are allowed. Each registered team is required to have an independent identified team leader.
For the purposes of this event, devices (products) and test teams will be identified (device type/test team type) as either:
· Sink (receiving device - teams will be stationary and must reserve a test suite)
· Source (transmitting device - teams will be roaming)
If you have a device that is a Repeater (i.e., a device with one or more HDMI inputs, one or more HDMI outputs, and a retransmission function), you are required to identify that device as either a Sink or a Source (i.e. Repeater device/team acting as a Source is required to bring their own source device and the team will be scheduled to test against a Sink team; Repeater device/team acting as a Sink is required to bring their own sink device, reserve a test suite and will be scheduled to test against a Source team).
Companies wishing to test their MHL capable devices must have their own MHL cable(s) and dongle(s). Companies with MHL devices must also categorize their device as being either a Sink (which means you have to bring your own TV, display or monitor) or as a Source (bring your own transmitting device such as a cell phone, DVR, etc.).
A test team is only allowed to register up to 3 devices, and all devices must be of the same device type (either Sink or Source). If the device types are different, then you are required to register an additional test team with different team members for the other device type. If you have more than 3 devices to test, you must register the additional device(s) under another/different test team (with different team members). These requirements allow for an ideal testing experience.
Lunch provided Monday thru Thursday (1 1/2 lunch breaks)
Testing days/hours are Monday thru Thursday (9:00am until 5:30pm).
Ad-Hod/Re-Testing is on Friday (8:00am until 12:00noon)
Testing ends at 12:00noon on Friday September 13.
Test schedules are set-up for 1 hour testing slots (approximately 45 minutes for testing with 15 minutes to change suites/set-up for the next test team). Thus it may be difficult to test multiple devices within that hour, as well as difficult to test multiple devices against a team that has more than 1 device. If you have concerns of not completing testing of your devices during the allotted time, then it is recommended that you register an additional team (with different team members) for some of your devices.
Each Sink Test Team is required to have a test suite at the hotel.
Teams are required to bring their own equipment, power/extension cords, and shipping/packing supplies.
We regret that no visitors, observers, or non-participants may be allowed in this event.
This is a private testing event, not a marketing event. No solicitors/solicitations are allowed.
Out-boarding is not allowed at this event.
Attendees are not allowed to conduct testing or hold meetings at the event location during testing hours with parties who have not registered for the event.
General CEA 861 PlugFest testing includes 1 device-to-1 device testing.
Technologies/Interfaces that are tested at the CEA 861 PlugFest include CEA-861, HDMI, HDCP, CEC, MHL and DisplayPort.
Additional testing opportunities are provided as well during the CEA 861 PlugFest:
Evaluation and Compliance Testing during PlugFest
Several vendors may be available to offer, at no additional charge, diagnostic/evaluation services for your test device(s).
Evaluation and diagnostic testing will be provided for source, sink and repeaters.
Compliance testing for HDMI and HDCP may also be offered.
PlugFest19 Participation Agreement*: Download Here
Deadline submission: August 19, 2013
(* A newly executed PA for CEA PlugFest19 is needed even if you submitted one for previous CEA PlugFests. Also, if you plan to have contractors assisting you during the CEA 861 PlugFest19, they are required to submit a Participant Agreement as well.)