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CEDIA Expo 2020: HDBaseT Spec 3.0 Announced

Enables fully uncompressed, long-reach HDMI 2.0 4K@60 distribution.

The HDBaseT Alliance recently released Spec 3.0, which delivers high quality and performance with the convergence of ultra-high-speed, uncompressed audio and video, 1 Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0, controls, and power, with zero latency.

HDBaseT Spec 3.0 enables long-reach distribution of uncompressed HDMI 2.0 4K@60 4:4:4 (18 Gbps), while guaranteeing a plug-and-play, future-proof, and interoperable network. Fully backward compatible with previous HDBaseT specifications, HDBaseT Spec 3.0 devices integrates Valens’ VS3000 Stello chipset, now commercialy available.

Valens’ VS3000 ASIC chipset is a highly-integrated device, tailored specifically for the ProAV market and delivering:

  • HDBaseT “Port Duality,” which enables a single hardware design with configurable HDBaseT ports that can function as HDBaseT transmitter or receiver ports, providing a single SKU product for end users
  • Support for the most advanced video formats, such as Dolby Vision and HDR10
  • Enhanced audio capabilities that allowZ for audio insert, extract, and duplication, including S/PDIF and I2S-4, for a full 7.1 channel surround sound system and eARC
  • HDCP2.3 and HDCP1.4
  • Converged 1 Gb Ethernet, optimizing live video streaming and software upgrades
  • USB2.0 for interactive installations

Learn more at CEDIA Expo 2020:

  • TechBites & Virtual Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 PM EDT
  • Deathmatch: Video Transport Technologies: Panel discussion with CEDIA’s David Meyer and leading experts in the industry to discuss the pros and cons of HDMI, HDBaseT, AVoIP, and optical fiber for AV extension and distribution – Tuesday, September 15, 4:00 PM ET

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