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Test Tool Service Vendors/Cable/Dongle Suppliers Registration Info

CEA PlugFests provides an opportunity for CE product manufacturers to receive one-stop testing service. Not only are they able to test their device's interoperability against other manufacturers' products, but they can have their products evaluated at the same time thus identifying possible issues before products are sent to market.   


Vendors who offer evaluation, interoperability and performance/diagnostic services to CE product manufactures as it relates to HDMI, CEC, MHL and HDCP are encouraged to participate in CEA's PlugFests. Vendors are also those companies who supply cables and dongles that can be used with CE devices. 
Participation requires Vendors to offer these services for free and to reserve a testing suite at the venue.


The services should be offered to any of the following device types:

  • Sink / Receiving devices (Vendor visits the CE manufacturer test suite in order to conduct testing)
  • Source / Transmitting devices (CE manufacturer visits the Vendor test suite in order to conduct testing)
  • Repeaters (acting as either a Sink, Source or both)
Vendors/Suppliers Registration is now available.  Click here


Cost to participate:

The cost for vendors to participate in PlugFest21 is $250 per person (for each team member) + applied reg site processing fee. These fees are set regardless of how long you and your team members plan to attend this event.


Test Schedules generated will be for services being provided to:

  • Sink only devices
  • Source only devices (Vendor is required to have a testing suite at the hotel)
  • Sink and Source devices (Vendor is required to have a testing suite at the hotel)
  • Repeaters (test schedule(s) will be incorporated accordingly with one of the above schedules) 
Vendors' Registration:

No outboarding and no walk-ins will be allowed. All participants must pre-register online and pay the registration fees.


Participating vendors are required to complete the CEA-861 PlugFest21 Participant Agreement (NDA).

If you plan to have contractors assisting you during the CEA-861 PlugFest21, they are required to submit a Participant Agreement as well.

Deadline for submitting the NDA is October 7, 2015


Vendors offering services to source/transmitting devices must reserve a room at the event venue.  The room will serve as the test services suite.


Vendors offering services to sink/receiving devices mus also reserve a "test" suite so that you can showcase your equipment and meet with registered participants.

For more information about the event venue, visit the Hotel and Travel Info page.


Vendors' will be randomly scheduled to test with the event's genaral participants, unless a general participant excluse to test with a vendor, and/or the vendor excludes testing with a particular general participant.


Vendors will be required to provide an outline (Word doc or PDF/Flyer) of the services they will be offering during PlugFest. These services outlines will be provide to all registered attendees so that participants can determine the type of service they would like to receive during PlugFest.  The services will need to be provided within the 1 hour testing time slots allotted for the PlugFest event. Vendors should keep in mind that the CE product manufacturer attendees are also participating in the event in order to test their devices against other CE product manufacturers, so testing time is limited to the 1 hour time slots. Submit your outline of services being offered to PlugFest@CE.org by October 7, 2015.

The Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport-Waterfront will not accept packages/deliveries for anyone who does not have a reservation at the hotel. See the Shipping Info page for further details, instructions and restrictions.