BluFocus Approved as First UHD Alliance Authorized Test Center (ATC)

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UHDA (Ultra HD Alliance) approves BluFocus as the first UHDA ATC (Authorized Test Center) for testing UHD Displays.

BluFocus Inc., a leading testing and certification company for the home entertainment industry, announced today it has been approved as the first UHDA Approved Test Center (ATC) for conducting Ultra HD display performance testing.

As a UHDA ATC, BluFocus will ensure that UHD displays meet the standards and performance requirements detailed in the UHDA Test Specifications before they can carry the UHDA logo. Skilled test engineers using highly specialized test equipment, which include signal generators, spectroradiometers and custom test patterns, will conduct the compliance testing.

“BluFocus’ mission is to provide consumers with the best experience possible by providing advanced testing and certification services on products, technologies and content. As a UHDA ATC, we will help the UHD Alliance provide consumers a seamless, integrated and high-quality Ultra HD ecosystem from end-to-end” said Juan Reyes, CTO of BluFocus.

To ensure the most accurate and efficient testing results, BluFocus has selected the Photo Research Inc. SpectraScan® Spectroradiometer PR-740 as one of its primary testing tools. In addition to this, to ensure that the test patterns are displayed correctly and that all appropriate metadata information is sent to the displays under test, BluFocus has selected the Astrodesign Inc. VG-876 signal generator. These tools meet the stringent requirements and tolerances of the UHDA and provide very accurate and efficient testing results.

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About BluFocus
BluFocus Inc. is a leading testing, certification and advisory service specialist for the home entertainment industry. BluFocus tests and qualifies entertainment content, technologies, devices, apps and software within the physical, digital and broadcast distribution areas. For more information, go to http://www.blufocus.com or call +1.818.294.7605.

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About UHDA
The UHD Alliance (UHDA), comprising more than 30 member companies, is a global coalition of leading film studios, consumer electronics manufacturers, content distributors and technology companies aligned to foster the creation of an ecosystem that fully realizes and promotes the next generation premium in-home entertainment platform. Key characteristics of a robust next generation experience should offer 4K resolution as well as a mix of other features that include high dynamic range, wide color gamut, high frame rate and immersive audio, among other features. UHDA Board members are executives from: The DIRECTV Group Inc., Dolby Laboratories, LG Electronics, Netflix, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Sony Corporation, Technicolor, The Walt Disney Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment. To learn more about the UHD Alliance, please visit: http://www.uhdalliance.org

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