NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, and Alliance Contributor member UL, the global safety science company dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, today announced the issuance of the new Power over HDBaseT (PoH) Cable Certification to the first group of communications cable companies.
HDBaseT technology offers the unprecedented opportunity to merge full ultra-HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet and various control signals onto a single 100m 4-pair communications cable equipped with RJ-45 connectors. In addition, Power over HDBaseT (PoH) power-delivery technology has been developed to facilitate the powering of devices such as televisions and monitors up to 100 watts. UL has worked with HDBaseT Alliance to develop requirements and a certification program for Power over HDBaseT cables. Under the Certification program, UL tests the cables in accordance with the new UL 4299. The cables are tested in a specified bundle at 100 watts and the HDBaseT transmission parameters are verified at an elevated temperature based on the temperature measured during operation.
"As HDBaseT became the standard for the transmission of high-throughput content, it is critical for UL to help address the safety and performance issues with powering-over-cable installations. Through our comprehensive factory and market surveillance system, this certification program will help ensure a more compliant supply chain on an ongoing basis," said L.F. Lai, vice president and general manager of UL's Wire and Cable division.
"UL's PoH Certification program provides a straightforward solution for vendors, installers and end-users to future-proof their powering over cable installations to meet the high throughput demands as well as the safety requirements of today's proAV installations," said Ariel Sobelman, president, HDBaseT Alliance.
About the HDBaseT Alliance
The HDBaseT Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high-definition, digital connectivity. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics, professional AV, industrial and automotive manufacturers, and it counts today with more than 180 members and thousands of products.
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com.
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SOURCE HDBaseT Alliance