New Certified Devices Enhance HDBaseT Product Ecosystem

Increased manufacturer support for certification recognizes the program as an integral step in providing tested and proven HDBaseT devices to the industry


CEDIA EXPO 2012

BEAVERTON, Ore.--HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry alliance formed to standardize HDBaseT® technology for uncompressed, high-definition (HD) multimedia content distribution, today announced member companies Atlona, Crestron and Kramer Electronics have successfully completed Alliance testing and certification for multiple HDBaseT-enabled devices.

This notable addition of certified products reflects the growing industry demand for HDBaseT technology and demonstrates Alliance success in promoting a formal certification framework for the rapidly expanding HDBaseT product ecosystem. The certification of HDBaseT products from leading professional A/V manufacturers-including the above mentioned companies, as well as Gefen and Transformative Engineering within the past year- recognizes the program as a necessary step in bringing compliant, reliable solutions to market.

"The Alliance membership base is engaged and ardently developing HDBaseT products," said Micha Risling, HDBaseT Alliance marketing chair. "Supported by the growing number of products on the market, HDBaseT is leading the professional A/V space with advances in digital signage and commercial networking. This position sets HDBaseT on a path to expand into consumer electronics, projection and security markets and provide unprecedented ease of connectivity to a variety of multimedia applications."

The professional A/V market is fully embracing HDBaseT technology and, with the support of its strong membership, the Alliance is delivering on its purpose to redefine A/V connectivity by providing a reliable, industry-vetted standard.

For a current list of HDBaseT certified products and to learn more about the HDBaseT 1.0 Certification Program, visit http://www.hdbaset.org/certification. HDBaseT Alliance will showcase HDBaseT certified products at CEDIA Expo 2012 (Booth #3326). To meet with the Alliance onsite, please contact press@hdbaset.org.

Supporting Quotes

*"HDBaseT is quickly changing the AV world and every industry that it touches, allowing integrators to retrofit existing wire infrastructure to meet their needs," said Christopher Bundy, product marketing director, Atlona. "This breakthrough technology aligns with the growing trend of making better use of the resources we have built up over the last 20 years."

*"We certified all of our HDBaseT-enabled products-even our '8G' cable-to provide our customers with proven solutions that are built and thoroughly tested in accordance with the HDBaseT Alliance certification program," said Justin Kennington, product line manager, DigitalMediaTM, Crestron. "As a contributor member of the Alliance we recognize HDBaseT technology as an innovative solution driving change within the industry, so we see a clear advantage to incorporating the standard into our products."

*"We see direct benefits in promoting the HDBaseT certification logo on our products," said Jay Trieber, President of Transformative Engineering. "The HDBaseT logo not only enhances TE product visibility within the ecosystem, it also confirms for our customers that our products are thoroughly tested and support all required HDBaseT functionality."

*"HDBaseT is today's best technology for extending HDMI signals over industry standard CAT-X cables while utilizing the entire HDMI bandwidth," said Ezra Ozer, VP of marketing, Kramer Electronics. "The robust HDBaseT chipset allowed Kramer to extend an HDMI video signal, together with RS-232, Ethernet and IR to a distance of 130m (430ft) using our BC-DGKat623 cables. Furthermore, the HDBaseT certification program matches our philosophy to provide installers with tools that ensure interoperability between different HDBaseT products."

*"Gefen has been involved with HDBaseT from the beginning as an early adopter, providing the first HDBaseT-certified product," said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. "HDBaseT is a revolutionary technology and we will continue supporting the Alliance and its certification program to remain at the forefront of industry developments."

About HDBaseT Alliance

HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

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