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.
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:
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 Certification Program FAQ
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.
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
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.