HDBaseT over IP announced at ISE

It’s not a huge drawback if you only use your Ethernet network for A/V, but if you have other goals HDBaseT’s exclusive use of the HW is a limitation. Or, was a limitation. Because the technology will now work over IP networks. Now it will probably take a while for product to hit the market, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye on it here.

HDBaseT over IP Solution Expands the HDBaseT World


Amsterdam, ISE 2017 – Feb. 7, 2017 The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, announced today the development of an extension to the HDBaseT standard to support an HDBaseT over IP specification, and address the evolving needs of the audiovisual sector.

HDBaseT over IP expands the current capabilities of the existing HDBaseT solutions today.  It brings several benefits:

  • Availability of a standardized solution over Ethernet PHY, promoting 5Play interoperability among different vendors;
  • Connecting the traditional ProAV and IP worlds, while leveraging existing installations;
  • Increased versatility to integrate different products, from in-room, point-to-point to large-scale, cross-campus installations;
  • ProAV-grade robustness and quality of service for unicast and multicast sessions, not yet available in alternative AV over IP solutions today;
  • Compliance with HDCP.

The introduction of HDBaseT over an Ethernet PHY is a key element towards accomplishing the Alliance’s goal of providing a holistic approach to all use cases and market sectors, simplifying the transmission of high-throughput content over any medium. 

“HDBaseT over IP brings unprecedented modularity and breadth of scope to the existing HDBaseT solutions available today.  Whether over a 10G, 5G, 2.5G, or even 1G Ethernet PHY, HDBaseT over IP expands the realm of possibilities for AV professionals. It allows our customers combining traditional HDBaseT installations with HDBaseT over IP deployment networking the in-room to the cross-campus, with increased ease and flexibility. By standardizing HDBaseT over IP, the Alliance continues to attend to the changing demands of our industry.”

Micha Risling, Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance Marketing Committee

An HDBaseT over IP solution will be showcased at the HDBaseT Alliance Stand at ISE 2017 (Stand 5-S85).

Valens, HDBaseT Alliance founder and developer of the technology, has developed an initial HDBaseT over IP draft specification, which has been accepted by the HDBaseT Alliance.  The Alliance expects to release its own draft by June 2017.

About the HDBaseT Alliance
The HDBaseT Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high-definition, digital connectivity. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics, professional AV, industrial and automotive sectors, and it counts today with more than 180 members and thousands of products. 

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