Beaverton, Ore. â€“ The HDBaseT 2.0 standard released today will bring the technologyâ€™s advantages to mainstream consumers, the HDBaseT Alliance announced.
The alliance hasnâ€™t yet announced when chips supporting the standard will be available. The group declined to say whether that would occur this year or sometime next year.
HDBaseT 1.0 technology ships an HDMI A/V signal, including HD/3D and 4K uncompressed video, up to 328 feet over thin, inexpensive CAT-5e/6 cable to an HD display along with multichannel digital audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of DC power. More expensive HDMI cables, in contrast, carry audio and video only up to about 10 meters in most cases.