HD-PLC Alliance
Certification Program

Certification Benefits

Certified product is interoperable and compatible with other HD-PLC products.

Certified product can support and follow the performance guidelines set by HD-PLC Alliance, and provides end-users with confidence that it is reliable and compliant with the HD-PLC specification.

Your company and products are established as an official part of the global HD-PLC brand, which can help you find new business opportunities and partnerships.

You can get many benefits by taking advantage of the HD-PLC Alliance Certification Program. Members of the Alliance can find here all details of the certification program.

Certification Process Overview

This section provides an overview of the standard HD-PLC Alliance Certification Process. Please review the Flowchart below:

HD-PLC Certification Test

The Alliance Authorized Test Lab

As of 2021, Panasonic Corporation can perform testing and certification services for the HD-PLC Alliance Certification Program. Panasonic owns a Test Lab in Japan, where all tests are performed. Applicants need to contact the HD-PLC Alliance directly to arrange to test for the certification program.

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HD-PLC Alliance Office

4-1-62 Minoshima, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka, 812-8531 Japan

HD-PLC Connectivity Verification Test

The testing process consists of three sub-tests:

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The Mutual Connectivity Test
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The Communication Performance Test
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The Coexistence Verification Test
To apply for verification testing, you must:

Declare that your product complies with regulations in the jurisdiction where this product will be sold.

Gather the necessary documentation that includes the Test Order and Web Content Consent forms, as well as the instruction manual for your device.

Apply for the verification test with the formal Application Form while entering the Basic Service.

HD-PLC Connectivity Verification Test

The fee to test HD-PLC products for certification is paid directly by vendors to Panasonic. Please contact the HD-PLC Alliance for a testing quote.

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HD-PLC Certification Program FAQ

Do I need to be a member of the HD-PLC Alliance in order to certify my HD-PLC products?

Yes, product manufacturers have to be a member of the HD-PLC Alliance in order to certify their products. Only members can use IEEE 1901 HD-PLC compatibility certification logo.

What is the procedure with become a member of the HD-PLC Alliance?

You can become a member of the HD-PLC Alliance to submit an application from the Application Form. You can confirm the Alliance Rules and contact us from the Form if you have any inquiries.

What kind of products can be certified?

The HD-PLC Alliance Certification Program applies to products that embed certified chipsets and that combine the features below.
– Hop method: Single-hop / Multi-hop
– Communication medium: Power Line / Communication Line
– Communication setup: Easy-setup / Automatic-setup

How long does it take to run the HD-PLC Connectivity Verification Test?

The expected time and cost to certify is mainly determined by the time needed for the Certification tests and reviewing documents for Certification by the Authorized Test Lab.