UL Awards the World's First UHD Television Performance Validation to Samsung

UL follows the Ultra High-Definition Television trend and provides services to validate Samsung UHD television's picture and sound quality and 3D performance.

Mar 26, 2013, 09:00 ET from UL

SEOUL, South Korea, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a world leader in advancing safety science, recently announced that it has awarded the first UHD Television performance validation to Samsung UHD TV S9, for its picture quality, 3D performance and sound quality. Samsung is the first manufacturer to obtain the UHD Television performance validation by UL.

Products that achieve the validation are assessed and validated for a wide range of criteria. The criteria includes: Uniformity, Four Point Viewing Angle, RGB setting, Grey & Black Level, Resolution-Visible, Cross Talk (3D), and Sound. "Official recognition from UL represents a significant step in the advancement of the entire Ultra High-Definition television market. Our goal -- to provide the ultimate TV experience -- is being met through the support and endorsement of the global standards," said Hyogun Lee, senior vice president of Visual Display R&D team at Samsung Electronics.

To meet assessment needs from TV's new technologies, UL has been expanding its services from electrical safety testing to performance / validation testing.  

"The fact that UL awarded the first UHD Television performance validation for Samsung demonstrates UL's determination to help bring high quality and innovative TV products to market and is also testimony of its long-term strategy in the field of performance test, complimentary to UL's safety mission," said Truda Chow, global business manager for High Tech Industry, UL.

"We will continue to drive this market forward and remain committed to helping people discover the pinnacle of TV screen, picture and sound quality," Truda Chow also said.

In recent years, UL has been accelerating the expansion of testing and validation in the field of performance test services and capabilities, including the extension to Television Performance Testing, which also helps enhance the authority and popularity of the Television Performance program. Focused on the Television Performance Testing program, UL started a multi-dimensional research effort from staff training and instrument validation test, report formulation to certification plan research and actual testing operations. On March 11, 2013, UL unveiled its research findings to the market for the first time.

"As a global leader in certification and testing industry, UL believes that advanced UHD Television performance validation will help improve the core competitiveness of a TV manufacturer and its product. In the future, UL will continue to cooperate with TV product manufacturers and provide integrated and comprehensive solutions," Truda Chow added.

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UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 118 years of history. Employing more than 10,000 professionals with customers in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units -- Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services, and Verification Services -- to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. For more information on UL's family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities, go to UL.com. 

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