IEEE to adopt the HDBaseT standard

The HDBaseT Alliance and IEEE today announced the HDBaseT Specifications 1.1.0 and 2.0 have been approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board for adoption as part of the organisation’s standard portfolio.

HDBaseT is a technology for long-distance ultra-high definition distribution of digital media, with hundreds of HDBaseT-certified products currently commercialised. It will complement IEEE-SA’s portfolio of communications and technology standards. The HDBaseT standard will become IEEE 1911 standard, once the adoption process is complete.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one transmission of ultra-high-definition video through a single 100m Cat6 cable, delivering uncompressed 4K video, audio, USB, Ethernet, control signals, and up to 100W of power. HDBaseT simplifies cabling, enhances ease-of-use, and accelerates deployment of ultra-high-definition connectivity solutions.

"IEEE is dedicated to delivering robust open standards that serve as a catalyst for continued technology and market innovation. IEEE’s adoption of the HDBaseT technology through its consensus-driven process will help advance the move to ultra-high-definition connectivity," said Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director of IEEE-SA. "We are very pleased to be working with the HDBaseT Alliance and look forward to a long and productive relationship."

"This collaboration with the IEEE is a major milestone for HDBaseT and for the Alliance, as the IEEE is one of the leading standards organisations in the world," said Ariel Sobelman, president of the HDBaseT Alliance. "The adoption by IEEE will help enhance HDBaseT’s impact and influence in today’s connected world."

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