Single Cable Solution Provides 5Play Convergence for Commercial Installers
The criteria for connectivity in the commercial market varies from that of the consumer
home installation market. Until now, commercial installations have made due with more
home‐centric technologies and cables, as only a few cable standards can accommodate the
feature set required for audio/video (A/V) connectivity. However, these standards−designed
specifically for the consumer electronics (CE) market− place limitations on commercial
integrators in terms of cable reach, feature capabilities, ease of installation and overall
HDBaseT – One Cable, Countless Connections
Remember how HDMI™ simplified your home entertainment center? There was less clutter
than the exceedingly complex and ever-growing web of cables and wires you had before, and
using your A/V receiver as a hub gave you convenient control of all your components. Now
imagine a connection that will simplify your entertainment even more and expand access and
control to all areas of your home. What’s virtually impossible now will not only be made
possible, but affordable and easy to implement. And it’s right around the corner.
Introduction to Power over HDBaseT (PoH)
There is a clear trend and market need for high-power transmission over cable. Power
over HDBaseT (POH) enables the transfer of DC power in conjunction with data signals
over a single Ethernet cable to a distance of up to 100 meters. The POH standard includes
definitions of the power source equipment (PSE) and the powered device (PD), and this
paper will describe the detection and protection mechanisms that were set in the POH
standard to ensure safe and reliable power is delivered to the HDBaseT network.
An Inside Look at HDBaseT Standard (Part 1)
HDBaseT made a big showing at InfoComm this year along with hardware with it built-in.
Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance is here to explain the technology,
clear up some of the technical points, and let us know what’s coming next with it, coming
right up on the SVC Podcast.
An Inside Look at HDBaseT Standard (Part 2)
Scott Wellington, senior product marketing manager for projectors with Panasonic here in
part two of the SVC Podcast, talking about HDBaseT. This is really great because Panasonic
has introduced some native HDBaseT products at InfoComm this year. Now, in the market
dealing with a lot of rapidly changing technology obviously the timing is everything, so why
did Panasonic decide to introduce a projector with built-in HDBaseT at this particular time?
A Closer Look at CCTV Distribution Technologies
In recent years high definition digital equipment, has become a standard requirement in the
CCTV market. Recent reports indicate that by 2016, more than 45% of surveillance camera
shipments will be based on digital technologies. About 35% of All Cameras will support
the highest 1080@30p resolution. With an ever increasing number of HD digital security
cameras being released to market, CCTV manufacturers are looking for differentiation and in
regards to their HD resolution offering.
HDBaseT and the Race for Faster, Better Video
The availability of high-end digital video media systems for both home and commercial
applications is highlighting the need for upgrading the quality of local area networks (LANs).
High definition video is one of the biggest drivers for improving the wired infrastructure.
Homeowners want to be able to move that video from a central source, such as a cable
company set-top box or a Blu-Ray player, to monitors in different rooms. Commercial users
are looking to improve video displays in places like transportation hubs, big-box stores,
auditoriums and conference centers, and for digital signage.
Simplifying Digital signage Installations
It is clear by now that high definition (HD) is everywhere. The creation of HD content
combined with the evolution of traditional TV viewing has fueled the demand for additional
HD content and has not only impacted the home, but also extended to commercial use
through digital signage. As the consumption of HD increases and the price of HD displays
decreases, systems integrators are facing new challenges regarding the demand for HD
The need for Uncompressed Home networking
Clearly, wired home networking technologies are everywhere. MoCA is using coax,
HomePlug rides over power lines, HomePNA is using telephone lines and G.hn claims
to be able to work with all infrastructures. Some are more popular in North America and
some in Europe, some provide more bandwidth and some offer more reliability, but all of
them can fall into the category of compressed networking technologies. Sent over coax,
power, telephone lines and more, most existing technologies lack the bandwidth to support
uncompressed, full high‐definition (HD) content and require some level of compression.
Clearing Up the HDBaseT Technical FUD
HDBaseT™ is not an “HDMI killer” as many in the media would lead you to believe with
their Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) coverage of the technology recently. In fact, its
impact will be completely the opposite. The HDBaseT chips actually require an associated
HDMI chip embedded within that same device to operate. This means HDBaseT ultimately
may increase the proliferation of HDMI as a technology ‐ if and when it takes off.