We’re continuing our InfoComm Series with Daniel Shwartzburg, Director of Customer Experience from the HDBaseT Alliance. HDBaseT enables AV professionals to converge multiple formats of data, AV, ethernet controls, USB, and power over a single category cable, up to 100 meters. The alliance is an important force in the industry.

“The HDBaseT Alliance is responsible for developing and promoting the specification of the technology and now boasts more than 200 members, all of whom are developing HDBaseT products with the technology,” Shwartzberg said.

The technologies enable professionals to switch back and forth and merge multiple streams of audio and video to multiple displays, and even split a single port to have multiple inputs from an HDBasedT link.

“This particular product we would envision being targeted toward AV Switch vendors who currently have similar capabilities but have a lot of silicon, a lot of different chipsets in their product, in order to do what we can do on a single chip,” Shwartzberg said. “It would also be good for KVM switching where we wish to have multiple PCs connected to a single video screen. It would also be good for a conference application, where we wish to have different peoples PCs being switched to a single output.”

The Alliance hopes to make switching convergence and extension more cost effective- replacing multiple cables that are limited in distance with one single, cheap, very easy to use cable that can go longer distances.