HDBaseT Alliance Says It Has Doubled in Size in Less Than One Year

Logo for HDBaseTOriginally founded in 2010, the HDBaseT Alliance – a group of companies supporting a whole-house connectivity solution widely viewed as an alternative to HDMI – announced today that it has doubled in size in less than a year and now boasts over 60 member companies. We reported on the addition of Pioneer and Onkyo at this past Consumer Electronics Show, and the organization continues to add new members.

See more about this announcement and HDBaseT’s plans for InfoComm…

The Alliance is planning a major presence at the upcoming InfoComm trade show in Florida next month. At the HDBaseT booth, attendees will be see dozens of new HDBaseT components across a range of product categories. These new products are said to include projectors from Hitachi and NEC, flat panel displays by Panasonic, and AV receivers from Pioneer.

Along with these all-new models, the Alliance will show existing products from its large and growing stable of brands, including: AquaVision, Atlona, Crestron, Emcore, Epson, Geffen, Hall Research, Hitachi, Kordz, Kramer, NEC, Panasonic, Pioneer, Primeview, Savant Systems, Shenzhen Shunxun Electronics Co., Ltd., Shinybow, Silver Telecom and Wyrestorm. [See a complete list of member companies at this link. See a complete list of HDBaseT certified products at this link.]

“The growth of HDBaseT since InfoComm 2012 in terms of adoption rate, the product ecosystem and the HDBaseT Alliance membership exceeds what even we had hoped for,” Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance said in a prepared statement. “We’re heading into InfoComm 2013 having added several new Alliance members this year including Belkin, Epson, Pioneer, Onkyo and Hitachi, and visitors to our booth will see the fully interoperable HDBaseT ecosystem of end-to-end solutions.”

Uncompressed transmission…

HDBaseT technology allows for the transmission of uncompressed high-definition 4K video, audio, Internet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power over a single CAT5e/6 cable. Powered by a Valens Semiconductor chipset, the Alliance says the uncompressed signals can be safely transmitted over 100 meters (328 feet) – a fact that has caught the attention of many custom integrators, many of whom are frustrated with HDMI’s instability over long runs.

Graphic from HDBaseT Website

Image from HDBaseT website.

At this year’s InfoComm, the Alliance says it will demonstrate the HDBaseT Whole Home Networking model, and a HDBaseT home theater set-up in its booth #2889. Between these systems demos and the display of the growing HDBaseT product line-up, InfoComm visitors will get a taste of the depth and breadth of the world of HDBaseT.

Also, on Thursday, June 13, at 2:30PM there will be a panel discussion called, “Best Practices for Installation of HDBaseT Technology. Those attending this discussion will be able to learn more about real-world HDBaseT installations from their installer and integrator colleagues.

To learn more about HDBaseT, visit: www.hdbaset.org.

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