The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is working with manufacturers on a scheme to certify kit that complies with its AS-11 standard for file-based delivery.

The cross broadcaster group has partnered with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) on its Compliance Programme, which it says will help the industry identify products that adhere to the spec.

DPP technical standards lead Kevin Burrows said: “We are encouraged at the scale of interest in product development for DPP standards.

“It has, however, become increasingly important for the [DPP] to monitor products that claim to deliver ‘DPP compliance’ and take responsibility for clarifying to the industry which products are capable of delivering or processing compliant files for the broadcasters onward transmission.” 

The DPP is now working with a selection of unnamed manufacturers on the scheme by providing details of completed tests, sample files produced, and evidence of the results obtained on file delivery or processing products that are in development or being marketed.

Over the next few months it hopes to establish a minimum quality threshold of tests that manufacturers’ products would need to meet.