The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has unveiled plans for the testing and certification of file-based analyser devices, such asautomated quality control (AQC) products.

The DPP will define test criteria for AQC products by the end of October and begin certification level testing by early November as part of its compliance programme, which is initially focused on devices that write and read AS-11 files.

DPP technical standards lead and CTO broadcast and distribution at Channel 4 Kevin Burrows (pictured) said: “We realise the importance that analyser devices play in supporting interoperability, and their contribution to the compliance programme to date.

“We look forward to being able to offer certification for these essential products.”

The first companies to have products certified by the DPP were announced at IBC earlier this month.