HDBaseT Alliance Establishes the HDBaseT Medical Work Group to Address the AV Needs of the Healthcare Sector

COMPAMED, Dusseldorf, Germany, 12th November 2018 The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, is pleased to announce the establishment of the HDBaseT Medical Work Group to develop an industry standard for secure medical connectivity. HDBaseT is the ultimate technology for high performance digital connectivity, enabling the convergence of audio & video, Ethernet, controls, USB and power over a single Cat6 cable for up to 100m, or even longer distances with fiber.

With increased needs for high performance digital connectivity in the healthcare sector, HDBaseT can deliver the high performance, low latency, and flexibility needed for operating rooms, patient monitoring, and diagnostics.  HDBaseT simplifies cabling infrastructure, streamlines cross-vendor interoperability, and enables high-bandwidth uncompressed transmissions, a must during advanced imaging and surgical procedures.

“The Alliance’s Medical Work Group will focus on the simplification of device connectivity in the healthcare field by adapting the HDBaseT standard to the market and certification requirements of medical devices,” said André Fortdran, Co-chair of the HDBaseT Alliance Medical Work Group and Product Marketing Manager Medical at ADLINK. “By reviewing the trends in the market and identifying the potential of current use cases, our goal is to optimize HDBaseT to address the specific challenges in this sector, and to define the specifications in accordance to worldwide regulations.”

“The HDBaseT Alliance continues to identify and target those sectors that can benefit from advanced, high performance wired connectivity,” said Ariel Sobelman, President of the HDBaseT Alliance. “The medical sector is a natural next step for us, as the market continues to expand technologically, and must depend on the most reliable connectivity systems in the market.  HDBaseT can deliver the high performance expected with simplicity and optimization of resources.”

Several companies have joined the Medical Work Group, including ADLINK, advoli, ATEN, Fabrimex, LG Electronics, SILORA R&D, and Valens. The HDBaseT Alliance’s Medical Work Group is open to all contributor members. For more information, please contact Tzahi Madgar, HDBaseT Alliance Director of Business Development & Secretary of the Board.

Join leading Alliance members at the COMPAMED 2018 tradeshow. COMPAMED is the tradeshow for suppliers and manufacturers of high-tech medical technologies.  The show takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 12 – 15 November 2018.  To schedule a meeting with Valens, the founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, and with ADLink, Chair of the Medical Work Group, click here.

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, professional AV, industrial and automotive sectors, and it has more than 200 members and thousands of products.


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HDBaseT Alliance
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