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What Is HDBaseT and Why Is It Important?

by Quan Thach on March 23, 2020
what is hdbaset

The great thing about ethernet cables are their ability to be multi functional. Whether for voice, audio, video or data ethernet cables can be deployed in many different environments. To further the usability of cables a standard was set in place to give guidelines on using Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6A cables for different applications. This standard is HDBaseT and in this article we will go over what is HDBaseT and Why It's important for networking?

What Is HDBaseT?

HDBaseT is the universal communication of high definition video, audio, ethernet, controls, USB and power over a single long distance cable. HDbaseT was introduced in 2010 and has taken the video distribution sector to new heights. With just a single cable you can perform high definition digital audio, ethernet, USB control signals and power. HDBaseT is universal in a way that is is able to cater to different products and sectors in the world. These sectors can range from Computers, audio, visual and electronics to just name a few. The category of cable this standard was initially set for was Cat6 cable. It is now in place for Cat6 cables and above, including Cat6A cable.

Why is HDBaseT important?

The importance of HDBaseT stems from the need for cost effective measures with cable such as installation. Where you used to have to fall short in some areas because the installation would be too expensive is now possible with the standard of HDBaseT. You can transmit signals over longer distances such as 328 feet (100 meters) with your cable. The cables are multi use so you can install either for ethernet, audio, video and power depending on your requirement using the one cable. High definition video transmission such as 4k is possible as well. The ease of use has improved so that unshielded (UTP) LAN cables are easier to install reducing time. Costs for cable infrastructure has also come down because of HDBaseT standards to eliminate the needs for numerous electrical cables and outlets close to all the devices.

Let's recap on HDBaseT

  • Single use of cable up to 328 Feet (100 meters)
  • Transmitting data, audio or video
  • Up to 100W of power
  • Get up to a 4K visual experience
  • Lowers cost of total installation
  • Can use in many different industries

Infinity Cable Products is proud to offer HDBaseT products. Our bulk network cables is tried and tested in numerous conditions for quality assurance. 


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