Gain a competitive edge with leading PC manufacturers and faster acceptance of your technologies by joining the PC-Doctor Certified Hardware Vendor (CHV) Program. PC-Doctor diagnostics are bundled on major manufacturers' PCs, and are used for warranty support. PC manufacturers want to ensure that the components they purchase are compatible with the diagnostics they select and use.
PC-Doctor works with all major personal computer manufacturers to reduce the cost of manufacturing and support, and to improve the end user experience. PC-Doctor also works with component vendors to provide the highest quality diagnostics that deliver confidence in time-to-market technologies and commodity components.
"Our participation in the CHV program gives PC manufacturers greater confidence in selecting our components for inclusion in their systems." Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation (TSST)
The CHV program creates a bridge between component vendors, PC manufacturers, and PC-Doctor. PC-Doctor has developed a standard set of diagnostics that meet the needs of PC manufacturers and component vendors alike. PC manufacturers need diagnostics that cover all components and can be used throughout the entire PC life-cycle. Component vendors need diagnostics that can accurately identify problems with components without generating false failures.
Participation in the program allows vendors to self-certify a component or certify that their component is compatible with PC-Doctor diagnostics. Both component vendors and PC manufacturers benefit from this program through ensured compatibility with PC-Doctor, the standard for diagnostic test tools.
PC-Doctor provides component vendors with a detailed test plan to test their components with PC-Doctor. Vendors follow the test plan and report the results to PC-Doctor, who publishes the results in a database used by PC manufacturers when selecting components. CHV participants have an edge in providing industry-standard solutions to PC manufacturers.
Component vendors can write their own PC-Doctor diagnostic modules using the Diagnostic Application Programming Interface (DAPI). PC-Doctor provides the DAPI Software Development Kit for Windows, DOS, and Linux at no additional cost. PC-Doctor often helps component vendors to enhance component coverage in its diagnostics.
As a CHV, you receive five copies of PC-Doctor diagnostic software to perform compatibility tests on your components.
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Listed below are many of the great companies participating in the CHV Program.
Arcadyan creates an innovative approach to wireless product development. With an emphasis on optimizing audio and video quality, Arcadyan offers a robust product portfolio of wireless solutions.
ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading provider of 3C (computers, communications and consumer electronics) total solutions, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ECS has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. It was the first motherboard maker in Taiwan to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1994. Today, the company also designs and manufactures barebone and complete systems, such as notebook computers and high-end servers, for distributors worldwide.
Gemtek is the world-leading provider of Wireless Broadband solutions, offering a wide range of solutions from residential to business. On the strength of technological excellence, Gemtek has earned the reputation for delivering high-performing and solidly reliable wireless solutions. Gemtek was also one of the earliest companies in the world to develop and ship the first generation 2Mb Wireless LAN products in 1998.
Based on the cutting-edge development technology of Hitachi Ltd. and the advanced mass production technology and high-level marketing performance of LG Electronics Inc., HLDS has been succeeding in creating technical synergy effect and is one of the leading companies of the world in the optical storage drive industry.
Hynix Semiconductor has grown steadily into a world-class semiconductor manufacturer. Hynix Semiconductor now has the world's largest DRAM production capacity as well as the industry's best technical development capacity.
LITE-ON Information Technology Corporation is another proud member of LITE-ON Group, concentrating on the optical storage business and carrying on the tradition of developing CD-ROM products to expand their research and manufacturing capacity to new generations of products such as DVD, CD-RW, and COMBO drives.
MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of motherboards, add-on cards, servers/workstations, barebones, optical storage devices, communication devices and IA accessories. Overcoming a challenging industry environment, MSI has raced to the head of the pack and is now ranked among Taiwan's Top 3 and the world's Top 5 motherboard manufacturer. Their VGA production has been on the No. 1 position in the world for four consecutive years.
NEC is a leader in technology solutions to meet the future needs and demand for e-commerce and other Internet-based requirements. NEC is a provider of core technologies and services for the connected world, ranging from advanced semiconductors and device solutions, to high-speed optical communications, systems integration, enterprise-class hardware and e-commerce software applications.
Since its founding in 1938, SAMSUNG has maintained a mission statement that responds both to its own change, and to new developments in the world: "Economic contribution to the nation," "Priority to human resources," "Pursuit of rationalism." Each slogan represents significant moments in SAMSUNG's history, reflecting different stages of the company's growth from a domestic industrial leader into a global consumer electronics powerhouse.
As a leading manufacturer of quality computer connectivity products since 1985, SIIG brings to market a broad range of upgrade products. These products bridge the connection between Desktop/Notebook systems and external peripherals. SIIG brings to market over 200 product types that fall into six product categories: Legacy I/O (serial and parallel ports), USB Adapters and Hubs, FireWire Adapters, Serial ATA & Ultra ATA Controllers Notebook Accessories, and Multimedia Consumer Electronics.
TSST was established for the optical disk drive business. TSST is the result of the close cooperation between Samsung Electronics and Toshiba with the world's best brand power, technical know-how, sales network and services network. To make it benefit to all, they are making every effort to provide customers with the world's best top solution on the basis of the best quality and reasonable price.
Western Digital is a data storage pioneer and a longtime leader in the hard drive industry. The company provides cost-effective storage solutions for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. Customers use reliable Western Digital hard drives in desktop computers, corporate networks and home entertainment applications to keep data secure and close at hand.