Consumer Electronics Big Brands Form HDBaseT Alliance

  • Posted on: 15 December 2009
  • By: chw staff

Some of the consumer electronics industry’s big players (Sony Pictures Entertainment, Samsung Electronics, Valens Semiconductor and  LG Electronics) have come together to form  an alliance around HDBaseT technology. The companies said the cross industry alliance is to promote and standardise HDBaseT technology across the industry for home appliances.  The alliance will work to engage everyone involve in the creation of digital content for the connected home of the future.  This involves content providers, device manufacturer, software developers and chip manufacturer.

The HDBaseT Alliance standardisation activities will cover the entire value chain of the digital media ecosystem and the different market segments: home theater, projectors, IT companies, TV sets, professional AV equipment and more.

As consumer desire for content grows so does different ways of consuming these content.  Consumer electronic manufactures are trying to find new ways of allowing this without a drop in quality.

At the moment existing technologies are limited in terms of bandwidth and cannot support uncompressed videos.  The HDBaseT HD digital connectivity standard will be develop to help everyone involve; manufactures to supply appliances that can deliver HD quality digital entertainment content and for consumers to be able to distribute and enjoy these content throughout the home without a degradation in quality.

 "As the demand for high-quality HD content distribution in the entire home is already huge, we are hoping that HDBaseT will play the trigger role in advancing this market, since HDBaseT enables simultaneous multi-room distribution of uncompressed HD Multimedia as well as data, control and power over a single CAT5e cable," said ByungJin Kim, research fellow, LG Electronics.