- n. An event during which devices are tested for interoperability with emerging standards by physically connecting them. If systems are standards compliant then they should function as expected when they're "plugged" together. "In the New Serial Bus (NSB) plugfest the FooMonkey device was unable to connect to a NSB controller and therefore did not receive an NSB compliance certification".
- plug + -fest (Wiktionary)
“This week in Washington, broadcast equipment vendors and consumer electronics manufacturers are conducting a "plugfest," organized by the Consumer Electronics Association, to test interoperability between their mobile DTV transmission gear and various consumer electronics devices.”
“Next week in Washington, D.C., broadcast equipment vendors and consumer electronics manufacturers will conduct a "plugfest," organized by the Consumer Electronics Association, to test interoperability between their mobile DTV transmission gear and various consumer electronics devices.”
“The plugfest process, which extended over many months and culminated in the test event itself, was organized in cooperation with ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and had widespread vendor support with over twenty companies participating, including vendors of network equipment and femtocells as well as software and hardware components.”
“The plugfest also tested the IPsec/IKEv2 security protocols which allow femtocells to communicate over the public Internet to operators 'core networks in a highly secure manner.”
“This plugfest represents a crucial step towards the Femto Forum's vision of a fully open interoperable femtocell ecosystem.”
“London, UK - 30th March 2010 - The Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, today announced it has completed the world's first femtocell plugfest.”
“TRaC Global, which specializes in testing, regulatory and compliance services, coordinated the plugfest for the Femto Forum.”
“The primary objective of the plugfest, organized as an ETSI Plugtests ™ interoperability testing event, was to demonstrate the effectiveness of the 3GPP femtocell standards in supporting interoperability between femtocell access points and network equipment from different vendors.”
“In March 2010, the Dash7 Alliance conducted a plugfest.”
“The solution is also compliant with HDMI and HDCP specifications with certification from the NXP HDMI authorized testing center and successful interoperability results from HDCP plugfest events.”
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