HDBaseT Alliance Grows, Increases Support for Long-Range Multimedia Content Distribution
HDBaseT Alliance, the Beaverton, Ore., cross-industry alliance formed to promote and standardize whole home distribution of uncompressed high definition (HD) multimedia content, has recently added 23 companies to its membership base.
Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance has experienced notable growth since its incorporation in June 2010. Together with the founding board members, a variety of consumer and commercial industry market leaders have joined the alliance.
Bel Stewart Connector, Extron Electronics, Microsemi, Pulse Electronics, Quantum Data, Silver Telecom, LTD and Tyco Electronics.
Crestron Electronics, CWIN Technology, Elka International, Gefen, LLC, Grandbeing Technology Co., Ltd, Hank Electronics, Himax Technologies, Intersil Corporation, Kordz, Lastar Inc, Legrand / Ortronics, MiniFrame, Ltd., Smart Home Engineering Corp., SURE-FIRE Electrical Corporation, Transformative Engineering, Vaux Electronics.
“These companies play a pivotal role in defining and advancing the development and adoption of the HDBaseT standard,” said Ariel Sobelman, president of the HDBaseT Alliance. “With the support of our members and their valuable expertise in different areas of the multimedia distribution and networking industry, HDBaseT technology is well positioned to become the installer’s and consumer’s first choice for multimedia connectivity.”
HDBaseT is the first connectivity solution to deliver all-in-one, HD multimedia connectivity with an existing cable and connector. Using a 100m/328ft, Cat5e/6 LAN cable with standard RJ-45 connectors, already installed in many homes, HDBaseT simultaneously sends the 5Play feature set — full HD video, audio, Internet, power (100W) and controls — throughout the home or commercial setting.