The wonderful world of technology brings a revolution to the fore every few years that captivates attention across the globe while significantly boosting performance. Regardless of the technological advances, one of the biggest issues faced by consumers across the globe is cable management. Even though wireless data transmission has improved by leaps and bounds, it still cannot match the efficiency and low latency of a cable. Latency issues and lag arecommon while transmitting 4K video and audio simultaneously, which is unpleasant.
On the other hand, using multiple wires leads to a clutter of cables that is hard to manage. It is true for devices like LCDs and projectors that require multiple cable connections that include power, HDMI, and Ethernet at the very least.
It is a common sight inside rooms where the projector or the display is installed at a distance from the input device, a general scenario in boardrooms, offices, restaurant outlets, and even homes. Consider three cables, each 50 feet long and try to find space to hide them from plain sight!
But no more clutters! With the revolutionary HDBaseT technology.
HDBaseT is the answer to the prayers of all the people who wished for easier cable management. It is an indigenous standard developed for data transmission. It is promoted by the HDBaseT Alliance, a group of companies whose members include LG, Samsung, and Sony. It is based on a patented technology called 5Play which facilitates transmission of multiple signals over a single cable.
A solitary HDBaseT cable can transmit:
A CAT 5e or CAT 6 Ethernet cable is used for transmitting all these signals and can send data up to distances of 100 meters easily, which is a little over 300 feet.
Many commercial devices can benefit from the HDBaseT standard, but projectors and displays are the ones that will gain maximum advantage. The reasons behind this are that firstly projectors are installed at quite a distance from the input source and secondly, they require multiple cable connections. Quite a few manufacturers of projectors have been creating HDBaseT compatible projectors which also support concurrent technologies.
JMGO just launched a laser projector which runs Android OS and can project a 150''(3.8m width) image with the projector just 34 inches (88cm) away from the wall.
HDBaseT has numerous advantages when compared to large-scale multi cable transmission setup.
HDBaseT Projectors will not make sense for the average consumers who want to connect their devices at a distance of a couple of meters. The technology is beneficial in scenarios where data transmission over long distances is required. These include organizations with large premises having multiple buildings on their campus.
HDBaseT is an ideal investment for multiple organizations that are setting up new infrastructure or offices.
Organizations that already have HDBaseT compatible projectors and use multiple cables for data transmission may switch to HDBaseT under following scenarios.