The HDBaseT Alliance announced that Panasonic is now a Contributor member of the Alliance.
While this is the first time for the company as an official Alliance member, Panasonic has played an integral role in the development and deployment of the HDBaseT technology since its introduction in 2010, and offers a number of HDBaseT-enabled projectors and commercial displays.
Panasonic is the latest global manufacturer of consumer and commercial AV products to join the HDBaseT Alliance, a consortium of companies that works to promote and standardizeHDBaseT technology. Powered by the Valens HDBaseT chipset, HDBaseT enables the distribution of uncompressed HD video (including 4K), audio, power, controls and Ethernet over a single, inexpensive LAN cable.
Panasonic offers a diverse selection of nearly 20 HDBaseT-enabled projectors and displays, including the world’s first 1080p lamp-free professional projector with HDBaseT. Referred to as DIGITAL LINK, the HDBaseT enabled projectors and displays enable a single CAT5e and above cable to transmit uncompressed HD videos, audio and control commands up to 100 meters. For projects such as a digital signage network and equipping a boardroom or conference room with a new Panasonic projector or state-of-the-art display, installers can realize significant time and cost savings by running the single CAT cable.
“Panasonic is not just a strong advocate for HDBaseT, it is also a market-leading provider of HDBaseT-enabled components, that has played and will continue to play a critical role in growing the ecosystem of HDBaseT products,” said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “Its success with integrating HDBaseT into projectors and professional displays reflects the success the HDBaseT Alliance has enjoyed in terms of growing to more than 80 members offering solutions that enable end-to-end deployment of HDBaseT.”