HDBaseT Alliance Announces Availability of Compliance Testing Specifications for Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT Standard

Amsterdam, ISE 2015 – February 10, 2015  The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT technology, announced that the Compliance Test Specification for Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT standard (CTS 2.0) has been issued and is available for members.  CTS 2.0 allows for the testing and certification of products according to Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT standard.

Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT standard was released in August 2013, and in addition to supporting the 5Play feature set as in Spec 1.0, it brought forth new functionalities, such as multistreaming, daisy-chaining, USB 2.0 support and fiber as a new transmission medium.  The first Spec 2.0-compliant chipset was released to the market in June 2014, and the first Spec 2.0 products are being introduced to the market now.

Just like with CTS 1.0, the Spec 2.0 Certification program provides all HDBaseT Alliance members with a formal framework to certify their complying products in an ever-growing ecosystem, for increased interoperability among current and future HDBaseT products.

“As the first Spec 2.0 HDBaseT products are released, the Alliance is happy to provide our members with a framework to ensure products are compliant, interoperable and part of an established product ecosystem.  Our goal is to certify every HDBaseT product in the market today.”

Ariel Sobelman, President, HDBaseT Alliance

About the HDBaseT Spec 2.0 Certification Program

The HDBaseT 2.0 Certification Program supports the HDBaseT Alliance membership base and product ecosystem by defining the testing procedures necessary to ensure proper implementation of HDBaseT technology. The goal of the program is to promote interoperability and enrich the overall ecosystem of HDBaseT products and systems.

For more information about the HDBaseT Alliance certification program and Alliance membership, please visit the HDBaseT Alliance website at www.HDBaseT.org.

About the HDBaseT Alliance
The HDBaseT™ Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high definition, 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 the 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. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits.

Sandra Welfeld