General Information

Q: How do I order VESA Standards? How much are they?

A: Some VESA Standards are offered electronically in PDF format. Pricing is available on the website. Click here for the purchase standards page.

Q: What do I have to do to become a member? What is the cost?

A: The membership application is on the website. Complete the application, having the financial portion signed by an authorized person, and mail or fax it to the VESA office. The fee structure is based on annual sales revenue. This information is on the application.

Q: Can I provide a PO number now and send payment later for my membership (or standards order)?

A: No, VESA does not accept POs. Membership applications and standards orders are processed when full payment has been received. Payment for standards or membership fees may be made by check, credit card or wire transfer.

Q: When I try to run my game in MS-DOS, I get the message ‘No VESA Drivers Found’. Can you send me a driver?

A: VESA does not provide drivers of any type. Contact the manufacturer of your system/game.

Q: I would like a list of products that were designed according to VESA Standards. Could you provide me with such a list?

A: No, VESA does not maintain product lists of any type.

Q: We are designing a 15″ TFT monitor cabinet and wall mount bracket. Does VESA have a standard for the wall mount bracket hole?

A: Yes, the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI) Standard contains the information you need.

Q: How do I get a Plug and Play ID?

A: Contact Microsoft at


Q: I have a copy of the FPDM standard, but the pathname provided for downloading the free companion files does not work. Can you direct me to these files?

A: Go to the VESA website, click on Public Documents. The files are in the FPDM2 folder.

Q: Do any current VESA Standards have information about PanelLink?

A: PanelLink is a trade name used by Silicon Image. Industry standards like the DFP, P&D and FPDI-2 standards refer to this technology using the generic term TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling).

Q: My new laptop has some unresponsive pixel elements in the LCD display. The manufacturer claims that 1 to 9 unresponsive elements is within accepted industry quality standards, but will not document this fact.

A: VESA does not publish a standard covering this area.