The HDBaseT Alliance, the consortium centered around the interoperable Pro AV technology ecosystem of the same name, this week announced its official plans for the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2023 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 3) event in Barcelona, Spain, the premiere global AV and systems integration industry exhibition.
According to a press release, the consortium's packed lineup of in-booth attractions at the event will feature:
- Exhibits and live demonstrations presented by HDBaseT Alliance members across leading industry verticals. The largest ever assembled collection of HDBaseT Spec 3.0-supported devices.
- Innovative proofs of concept from Valens Semiconductor (NYSE: VLN).
- An exclusive thought leadership interview series.
- An "installer skills challenge" competition complete with a chance to win prizes.
Tzahi Madgar, president of the HDBaseT Alliance, commented:
"This year we're back in full force at ISE with our usual uncompressed crowd-pleasers that the HDBaseT Alliance has come to be known for at our industry's in-person events. Once again, the Alliance's signature Power Wall headlines the booth's many activities, with upwards of 40 HDBaseT Spec 3.0 products expected to be on display from over two dozen members of the HDBaseT Alliance ecosystem. As market demand for HDBaseT 3.0 products and their ability to extend fully uncompressed 4K@60Hz 4:4:4, along with USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, power, and controls up to 100m/328ft. over a single Category cable continues to grow, our members are answering the call. We have doubled the number of solutions on our Power Wall from ISE 2022 with plenty more to be found throughout the show floor."
Complementing the collection of "Spec 3.0" products, at the ISE 2023 event the HDBaseT Alliance will also play host to a dozen exhibits highlighting the flexibility of HDBaseT connectivity, with demonstrations by AViQ, AVPro Edge, CYP, HighSecLabs, Key Digital, Matrox, MSolutions, SCP, Simply45, Silvertel, along with a preview of "What's Next in Pro AV" presented by Valens Semiconductor.
The diverse lineup of exhibits and demonstrations will feature HDBaseT technology's ability to be tailored to fit any streamlined aesthetic, as illustrated by AVPro Edge.
HDBaseT's plug-and-play nature supporting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) will be demonstrated by CYP and Key Digital.
In the Secure KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) space, the HDBaseT Alliance's newest member, HighSecLabs, will provide an up-close look at what is billed as the industry's most advanced NIAP Common Criteria PP4.0 Certified and Compliant switcher.
For its part, Matrox will demonstrate how to bridge HDBaseT and AVoIP with their award-winning AV networking solution including support of NMOS for HDBaseT end devices.
USB Type-C focus
Significantly at the event, HDBaseT Alliance co-founder, Valens Semiconductor will offer previews into the future of video conferencing and digital signage technology with four demonstrations showcasing the technologies leading the way forward -- including Professional-Grade USB Type-C extension.
HDBaseT Alliance's Madgar remarked:
"With USB fast becoming the connectivity of choice, especially in the software-driven video conferencing space, HDBaseT is perfectly equipped to provide AV professionals with a simple Professional-Grade USB extension solution to both extend and power their USB devices up to 100m/328ft. over a single Category cable."
HDBaseT Alliance booth events
Meanwhile, visitors to the HDBaseT Alliance booth will be treated to a look behind the scenes at some of the hallmarks of HDBaseT interoperability, including the standard's Certified Product List presented by AV-iQ, along with technology that makes "Power over HDBaseT" implementations possible, from Silvertel.
For show goers interested in the latest industry developments, buzz, and trends, the HDBaseT Alliance will also be hosting an exclusive daily thought leadership interview series conducted by Commercial Integrator editor-in-chief, Dan Ferrisi.
Meanwhile, the HDBaseT Alliance press conference on February 1 at its booth #2M650 will provide an up-close look at the latest cutting-edge technology reshaping the video conferencing landscape in both corporate and educational environments.
Finally, in building on its ISE tradition of providing fun and friendly competition, visitors to the Alliance booth are invited to take part in The Master Cable Terminator Challenge for a chance to win prizes from Alliance members MSolutions, Simply45, and Structured Cable Products.
To participate, players will need to terminate a Category cable flawlessly and in the shortest amount of time.
"With tens of thousands of AV professionals expected to be in attendance at this year's ISE we're looking forward a fierce competition, so stop by if you think you have what it takes," concluded Madgar.