WHQL


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WHQL

WHQL

(Windows Hardware Quality Labs) A Microsoft facility that provides testing services for hardware and drivers for compliance with its operating systems. WHQL administers various logos that compliant vendors may reprint on their packages. Formerly called Microsoft Compatibility Labs (MCL), Microsoft also refers to the WHQL program as Winqual, or Windows Quality Online Services.
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The WHQL tests for the Windows Logo Program for Hardware are based on guidelines in the PC 98 System Design Guide, PC 99 System Design Guide.
GlobeSpan's WHQL certified multi-mode ADSL USB reference design is immediately available to equipment manufacturers.
The WHQL logo, indicates PC 99 compatibility for a product installed and used under the Windows platform.
Model 1123's WHQL certification and overall quality and reliability lowers total system cost and simplify system integration," said Frank Manning, president of Zoom Telephonics.