NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 10, 2015 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a safety science organization, brought together global members of the wire and cable industry to Dongguan, China, for UL’s third Wire & Cable International Conference and Trade Show May 28-30.

The event, “Advancing Compliance with Innovation Technology,” featured over 1,000 exhibits for key stakeholders in the global wire and cable supply chain to showcase their latest products and innovations. Additionally, the conference featured over 20 forums where wire and cable experts shared their views on China, India, and global industry trends and market development. These forums covered key topics such as power delivery over data cables technology, fiber optic cable performance testing, performance and reliability solutions of high-speed digital video interface cable, and new applications of material technology in the wires and cables industry.

Ben Miller, UL’s senior vice president and president of UL Commercial & Industrial Business Unit; L.F. Lai, vice president and general manager, Wire & Cable Division of UL; and the officials from China’s Dongguan Municipal Government attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches there.

“UL Wire & Cable division has been hosting this event for three years since 2013. The business focus, product categories, and service offerings of the division have gone through major transformations since then. The coverage and influence of the event is increasing year by year.” Lai said. “UL is committed to helping manufacturers navigate the increasing challenges of global trade by overcoming complex country-by-country compliance issues, regulatory and trade challenges. This commitment is valuable to those manufacturers in China who would like to capitalize on the opportunities brought by the recent ’One Belt, One Road‘ initiatives, as they can gain recognition of this region by leveraging trusted third party testing and certification services of UL.”

During the opening ceremony of the event May 28, UL signed a services agreement with the University of New Hampshire – InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL); a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HDBaseT; and an MOU with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation No. 23 Research Institute (CETC23).

UL and UNH-IOL will develop the UL 4K UHD Video Cable Performance Certification Program to address the needs of stakeholders along the entire supply chain by helping ensure that transmission performance of 4K UHD video cable works as indicated on its packaging. The program will help 4K UHD video cable manufacturers differentiate their products from others.

UL and HDBaseT Alliance will develop a continuous compliance program to help ensure safety performance of these cables. UL will utilize its product safety expertise to help HDBaseT Alliance to address any safety concerns of power delivery over cables connecting HDBaseT interface devices.

UL will also support CETC23 to enhance its testing and technical capability in performing fiber optic cable (FOC) evaluations to various industry standards. The cooperation with CETC23 can enable UL to provide local testing services to FOC manufacturers in China.

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