HDBaseT To Become IEEE standard

For the podcast fans, you already know we are all huge fans of HDBaseT. It makes the most sense to find new, better ways to use existing infrastructure rather than require a whole new wiring scheme, which is what HDBaseT at its core accomplishes. While to this point applications have primarily been in businesses, the standard has slowly worked its way into homes as well.

That pace may speed up dramatically now that HDBaseT will become a IEEE standard. As the press release states, the IEEE certification, “…help enhance HDBaseT’s impact and influence in today’s connected world.” This is great news for consumers as it should help get more products in the market, increasing selection and maybe even lower the prices.

This is one of the most exciting pieces of news for me from CES 2015. PR after the break.

IEEE to Adopt the HDBaseT Standard for Ultra-High-Definition Digital Connectivity


2015 INTERNATIONAL CES, Las Vegas, 6 January 2015 The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT standard, and IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, 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 organization’s standard portfolio.


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


HDBaseT enables all-in-one transmission of ultra-high-definition video through a single 100m/328ft Cat6 cable, delivering uncompressed 4K video, audio, USB, Ethernet, control signals, and up to 100 watts of power. HDBaseT simplifies cabling, enhances ease-of-use, and accelerates deployment of ultra-high-definition connectivity solutions. The cost-effective LAN infrastructure and power transmission support also help reduce and simplify installation and electrical costs.


“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, 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 organizations in the world,” said Ariel Sobelman, president, HDBaseT Alliance. “The adoption by IEEE will help enhance HDBaseT’s impact and influence in today’s connected world. We will be working together to further develop the HDBaseT technology for the benefit of HDBaseT’s and IEEE’s enormous constituency.”


The HDBaseT Alliance will continue to offer its members the HDBaseT branding and certification necessary for commercialization of the technology.


IEEE Communications Society is the sponsor of IEEE P1911 standards projects. For more information about these efforts or to get involved with IEEE P1911 standard working groups, please visit http://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/HDBT5.html.