Dear DisplayPort Users:
Starting in May 2012, products that use the DisplayPort logo must now be tested and approved by VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association. This new logo policy was established by the VESA member companies to ensure a reliable, trouble-free user experience with DisplayPort products.
In just six years, DisplayPort has revolutionized the computer, workstation, and display industries by offering the highest performance display connection available. DisplayPort offers the highest resolution and display refresh rates, most precise colors, and support for multiple monitors from a single cable. More than 180 product brands have adopted DisplayPort, and most products already using the DisplayPort logo have been tested. You will find a “DP” logo on notebook and desktop computers, displays, cables, adaptors, projectors, hubs, and more.
Look for the DisplayPort logo – Your experience with DisplayPort products should be simple and predictable!
A2: The new logo policy makes DisplayPort products better! All products bearing the DisplayPort logo have been tested against strict guidelines to ensure they will work as advertised. Only products that undergo testing are permitted to carry the DP logo. Companies that use the DisplayPort logo must also be a VESA member.
A2: As more DisplayPort products enter the market, standardized testing is needed to ensure that all DisplayPort products work together. The logo identifies the product as an official DisplayPort product which has undergone compliance testing, providing assurance for a good user experience.
A3: All the DisplayPort logos that include the “DP” logo are affected by the new policy. This includes the logos shown at the top of this page, which are for DisplayPort, Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP++), and the DisplayPort Active Cable logo.
A4: The DisplayPort Certified logo will be discontinued and no longer issued to technology manufacturers.
A5: The new logo policy change takes effect on May 1, 2012.
A6: If you purchased a product bearing the DisplayPort logo prior to May 1, 2012, no need to worry. Your product will still work as advertised.
A7: All products bearing the DisplayPort, Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP++), and Active Cable logos must adhere to the new policy. Please check our Products Database for a complete list: http://www.displayport.org/products-database/. All of the products listed that have a DisplayPort logo shown next to the product have been tested.
A8: The location of the new DisplayPort logo depends on the product. Products such as computers, projectors, laptops, etc. will typically have the logo near the DisplayPort port. Cables and cable adaptors typically have the logo on the cable or molded into the connector plug.
A9: There are two ways to determine this. First, only a logo-certified product can use the DisplayPort logo on the product packaging, advertising, product manual, etc. If the product package includes the DisplayPort logo, it has been tested. Second, VESA maintains a list of logo-certified products, which can be accessed here: http://www.displayport.org/products-database/. All of the products listed that have a DisplayPort logo shown next to the product have been tested.
A10: Intel is a member of VESA, and VESA works closely with the Thunderbolt Technology group at Intel. To receive the Thunderbolt logo, a Thunderbolt product must also pass the same DisplayPort certification tests used for DisplayPort logo testing.