Accell Excels at HDBaseT

Accessory and cable maker Accell introduced the UltraCat HD, a transmitter/receiver package featuring HDBaseT technology. It can be used to send uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power, RS232 and infrared control signals over a single Cat5e cable for up to 100 meters (approximately 328 feet). Accell says the extenders are optimized for HD video and support all resolutions and video formats including 1080p, 4K, and 3D. HDBaseT technology is an exciting alternative to HDMI for many applications and can even be used to power devices (including TVs) when built-in to the device. We should start seeing more HDBaseT-enabled products later this year.

asugarbe's picture

I am surprised it has taken this long to get this to point of using CAT 5&6. It allows current Users to take advantage of current technology and distribution in most homes. HDMI will die just like all the other technologies (Component, RXA, S-Video Optical sound. I am glad someone is taking the steps. Thanks Accell.

rainmanway's picture

This is great news! HDMI is a joke, not only expensive, but obviously from the get go was not well thought out(i.e. how much data it can push). I know they have made a ton od money on it though....Give me Cat 5/6. All manufactures's should adopt this tech immediately, it would save them money