HDBaseT HDMI extender enables long-distance AV connectivity

Plug-and-play extender cable eliminates the traditional challenges of long-distance AV applications, says Belkin.

At the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference and exhibition, Belkin announced its HDBaseT HDMI audio/video extender solution for enabling high performance AV connectivity over Cat 5e long-distance cabling applications.

The plug-and-play extender cable eliminates the traditional challenges of long-distance AV applications, says the company -- including confusing, expensive and time-consuming technology -- with a quick-to-install solution that can transmit AV over a single Cat 5e cable up to 100 meters.

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The Belkin HDBaseT extender is a point-to-point solution that is said to resolve incompatibility issues across multiple AV brands. It deploys a universal protocol for heterogeneous AV environments without the use of a complex network of runner cables, pigtails, breakouts or color coded wall plates. The extender also supports custom long-run capability with PVC, plenum and riser cabling. The result is a long-distance AV solution that requires dramatically less labor to install and manage, says Belkin.

“We designed our HDBaseT solution to help AV installers achieve more without spending needless time or resources,” comments Sydney Wen, product development manager for Belkin. “It’s an ideal choice for long-distance AV environments -- including education, government, conference centers and signage applications -- because it packs superior performance into a small, plug-and-play solution that requires a fraction of the resources to set up, move and manage.”

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