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

January 9 2015, 04:00
The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT standard, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced at the 2015 International CES that 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 1911 standard, once the adoption process is complete.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one transmission of ultra-high-definition uncompressed 4K video, multichannel audio, USB, Ethernet, control signals, and up to 100 watts of power, all through a single Cat6 cable, up to a distance of 100m/328ft. 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 advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high definition and 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 and professional AV market. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play, a feature set that converges uncompressed Ultra-HD digital video & audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable, various control signals, and USB through a single LAN cable.

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 |
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