HDBaseT

HDBaseT

HDBaseT Technology was developed as a standard for extending, transmitting, and receiving Audio/Video signals over category cabling to remote locations. HDBaseT certified devices must go through a testing process to be approved by the HDBaseT Alliance ensuring products are both reliable and quality controlled for distributing data signals for audio, video, and control.

The most common Video Switchers offer input connections for HDMI, DVI, and VGA. It’s advisable to speak to a Professional AV consultant prior to selecting this equipment since there may be compatibility issues with other devices. There are many technical factors to consider such as connection types, resolutions, audio distribution, control ports, and distance limitations.

How does this all work? HDBaseT Switchers consolidate the transmitters within the main unit while locating the CAT/HDMI signal Receivers behind the Displays (for the final HDMI conversion to the display). By simply connecting a CAT5/6 cable to the main unit, audio, video, and control signals can be sent over that CAT5/6 cable to the receiving unit responsible for converting the category signal into an HDMI signal, retaining all the information required for a successful image. See examples below for a better understanding of how these devices connect.

Application 1
Sports Bar Video Entertainment
THE SCENARIO

A sports bar wants to distribute six (6) cable boxes/PCs/DVD Players to eight (8) remote Displays located throughout the bar with the ability to choose from any of the eight (8) source devices for the purpose of viewing on any of the eight (8) TV Displays. The cable runs are done with CAT6 with the furthest remote Display 290 ft from the closet where the AV equipment is located. Typically, music is playing, but they want the main area to have the ability to power up two (2) in-ceiling speakers for one (1) specific TV Display.

 

THE SOLUTION

Install the BG-UM88-100M-KIT where the other AV equipment is located for centralization. Connect the desired sources using HDMI cabling to the HDMI inputs (inputs #1 through #8). Then connect the CAT6 cables to the HDBaseT ports coming from the Display. Mount the HDBaseT Receivers behind the Displays. The CAT6 cable supplies power to these Receivers once connected to the main unit and the main unit is powered up; there is no need to plug the Receivers into a power supply behind the TV. Then connect a 3.5 mm audio cable to the audio amplifier using the 3.5 mm audio output on the main unit. Connect the speakers to the audio amp and configure the settings as required in the BG-UM88-100M menu to coincide with the source input chosen for audio. Once all connections are made, power up the system and Displays.

Products:

8X8 HDMI and HDBaseT Matrix Switch with Bi-directional IR and ARC Function

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Application 2
Corporate Presentation
THE SCENARIO

A presentation room is located on the first level of an office building. This room is where speakers present material for keeping employees updated on the latest developments. There are four rooms on the second floor with TV Displays on the walls. The presentation room only seats 15 people and the office has 50 employees who need to attend the presentation. The CEO needs a way to distribute the video signal from the Live Streaming PTZ cameras in the presentation room to these other rooms on the second floor.

 

THE SOLUTION

Install an HDBaseT/HDMI Splitter. The BG-UDA-E14 HDbaseT Splitter will distribute the camera stream to the other remote locations. Connect the camera source via the HDMI output to the HDMI input on the switcher with a CAT6 cable running to the Display locations. Mount the Receivers behind the TV Displays and connect them to the CAT6 cable for power and signal conversion. Connect the Receiver to the Display via an HDMI cable. Once all the cables are connected, power up all the devices involved for a successful presentation.

Products:

1×4 4K UHD 18Gbps HDMI HDBaset Splitter/Distribution Amplifier over Category Cable

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Application 3
Residential
THE SCENARIO

A homeowner just built a new pool house. The pool house is prewired with CAT6; this category cable runs back to the main house's basement where the AV equipment currently resides. The cable distance from the pool house is about 375 ft back to the AV equipment location. The homeowner would like to extend the 4K video signal from his Matrix Switch to the pool house for his guests when visiting. However, a common technical issue is that most HDMI Extenders have a distance limitation of either 165 ft, 240 ft, or 328 ft. How can the owner extend the signal from the basement to the pool house and be able to control the system?

 

THE SOLUTION

Unlike the standard HDMI extender, the BG-EXH-150C HDBaseT solution is capable of extending HDMI, Audio, and RS232 control signals up to 490 ft (150 m) over CAT6 cabling. This device can transmit 4K2K signals up to 394 ft / 120 m and 1080p signals up to 492 ft / 150 m. It also transmits power from the Transmitter to the Receiver with PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminating the requirement for a power supply at the Display.

To integrate the BG-EXH-150C for this application, simply install the Transmitter at the AV equipment rack location and connect the CAT6 cable to the RJ45 port. Connect the Matrix Switcher’s HDMI output to the HDMI input on the Transmitter. Then install the Receiver unit behind the Display. Connect the other end of the CAT6 cable to the Receiver along with the HDMI cable from the TV Display. Power up all the devices after all connections have been completed for long distance video signal. Utilize the IR for an IR remote control or use the RS232 connections for 3rd party control systems.

Products:

4K 18Gbps HDMI HDBaseT Extender with Bi-directional IR RS-232 and CEC up to 150M

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BZBGEAR offers an array of affordable HDBaseT [email protected] solutions with multiple configurations and connections covering the majority of project requirements. Consult a Professional today for more information!

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