New Spec To Bring HDBaseT To Mainstream


By Joseph Palenchar August 13,2013


The HDBaseT 2.0 standard released today will bring the technology’s advantages to mainstream consumers, the HDBaseT Alliance announced.

The alliance hasn’t yet announced when chips supporting the standard will be available. The group declined to say whether that would occur this year or sometime next year. For more insight about the release, check out this exclusive guest blog by Micha Risling, marketing committee chair for the HDBaseT Alliance.

HDBaseT 1.0 technology ships an HDMI AV signal, including HD/3D and 4K uncompressed video, up to 328 feet over thin, inexpensive CAT-5e/6 cable to an HD display along with multichannel digital audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of DC power. More expensive HDMI cables, in contrast, carry audio and video only up to about 10 meters in most cases.

The new HDBaseT standard, which will be marketed as HomePlay, enables the development of low-cost HDBaseT switchers potentially retailing for “a couple hundred dollars” for use in small-scale applications in middle-class homes, said Micha Risling, marketing chairman of the alliance and marketing VP for Israel-based Valens, which makes HDBaseT chips. The switcher, about the size of an Ethernet router, “will switch any content anywhere,” he said.

Just as important, a HomePlay switcher won’t require the services of an integrator to install or program it because it will be “plug and play,” he added. Homes with preinstalled Ethernet cables, he added, will be able to plug it into an existing home network.

A HomePlay switcher, which will be compatible with existing HDBaseT-equipped TVs, will transport audio and video in HDMI form over a home’s previously installed Ethernet cables to different TVs throughout the house from such connected sources as HDMI-connected Blu-ray players and video servers, USB-connected PCs, HDMI-connected game consoles, Ethernet-connected security cameras, and even Wi-Fi-connected devices. The switcher could be controlled for a Wi-Fi-equipped tablet or smartphone.

In a three-bedroom middle-class home, Risaling sees the potential for a switcher with three HDBaseT outputs, an HDMI output, a couple of HDMI inputs, an HDBaseT input, and Wi-Fi and Ethernet inputs. The switcher could also have USB outputs.

 
 
To continue reading this story, please click here to visit TWICE.com.
 
 
 
 

0 Comments

Add Comment

Text Only 2000 character limit
Enter the word as it is shown in the box below: (Why?) (case sensitive)
3 Reasons Local Business Will Prevail in Today’s Marketplace
Read More»
Business Lessons Learned from the ‘Bad Times’
Read More»
What I’ve Learned After Six Months of Owning My Company
Read More»
A CEDIA EXPO Game Plan for the Middle Market
Read More»
Looking at Your Billing Process Through the Client’s Eyes
Read More»

CEDIA Awards Ceremony 2012
Wisdom Audio Factory Tour
Unexpected Atlanta
Triad DesignerSeries Step-by-Step Install
Top 10 Things to See at CEDIA 2010

+ All Slide Shows
along with FIFA farmers sausage and bacon
Read More»
along with FIFA farmers sausage and bacon
Read More»
I only have to have look fifa 14 coins online cheap ahead
Read More»
Re: The Oscars Inspired Me to See More Movies...
Read More»
Re: Is this the end of the Sooloos name?
Read More»
For your squad: looking for a way to buy Cheap Fifa 14 coins
Read More»
For your squad: order Cheap Fifa 14 coinswith cc no paypal
Read More»
Re: best surveillance cameras
Read More»
should only incidentally (whenever) employ heel contact
Read More»
freedom from bondage and solitary confinement
Read More»