HDBaseT Technology Coming to a Home Near You

  • Posted on: 13 July 2010
  • By: chw staff

valens chipThe HDBaseT Alliance has formally announced its incorporation and has released the HDBaseT 1.0 specification six months after annoucing the formation of the HDBaseT Alliance.  The technology is set to revolutionise the transmission of HD video throughout the home and within the digital media ecosystem.  According to the Alliance products with embedded HDBaseT technology should be available for us to buy this year.


What is HDBaseT

The HDBaseT technology was developed by Valens Semiconductors which was founded in 2006 and is now back by the HDBaseT Alliance a group of Consumer Electronics companies (Sony Pictures Entertainment, Samsung Electronics, Valens Semiconductor and LG Electronics). HDBaseT systems using a CAT5e/6 cable can transfer uncompressed High Definition content up to 100m. Another thing that sets HDBaseT apart from other connectivity solution is its 5play capability.  This means it is able to transmit internet, video, audio, power over cable and various control signals all over the same cable.


The technology in HDBaseT means it has the bandwidth to facilitate the demand of today’s most demanding digital home media applications and maintain the highest video resolution such as full HD 1080p as well as 3D and 2Kx4K (2000x4000) formats.

With HDBaseT connected devices such as Digital Video Recorders (DVR), AV receivers, Television, Blu-ray disc players they can use less cables, because of its all-in-one connectivity, one cable transport all the signals including the power.

The whole HDbaseT technology is govern by the Alliance, which aim is to develop and maintain standards around the technology for all who are involve in the creation and distribution of digital content and also the devices that do the distribution.