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Cable Technology Feature Article

July 13, 2010

ShowMeCables Recognizes HDBaseT Cable Standard as the Successor of HDMI

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

ShowMeCables, an e-commerce wholesaler of voice, audio, and data solutions, recognized the finalization of the HDBaseT cable standard for transmitting high-definition audio and video signals.
The new standard, according to company officials, is designed to use RJ-45 Ethernet cables and aims to address the problems of its predecessor audio/video or “A/V” transmission technology, HDMI. HDBaseT is based on the Cat5/Cat6 specification.
HDBaseT cable standard is formulated by a tech industry consortium whose members include LG, Samsung (News - Alert), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens Semiconductor, the company said.
The new standard is meant to surmount HDMI as the main digital A/V cabling standard. It promises, among other things, longer cable length, power transmission capabilities, and the ability to combine multiple audio/visual inputs into one cable.
Company officials say though HDBaseT cables and devices are not expected to ship until 2011, ShowMeCables is excited at the evolution of the Ethernet and digital audio/video standards and eagerly anticipates receiving new products like cables and connectors based on HDBaseT.
In the meantime, though, ShowMeCables continues to stock a full range of both high definition multimedia interface or “HDMI” and Ethernet products and services. These products are showcased at the company website.
The evolution of the Ethernet and digital A/V standards stimulates ShowMeCables and it anticipates receiving new products—cables, connectors, and the like—based on HDBaseT. At the same time ShowMeCables continues to stock a full range of both HDMI and Ethernet products and services.
Recently the company also announced that it is focusing on cable crimp tools that are designed to provide customers with an extensive variety of both general and specialized cable installation tools for any custom cable installation or modification job, according to a TMCnet report.
From patch cables to PAL adapters to VGA cables to HDMI cables to everything in between, ShowMeCables stocks a wide variety of audio, video, and data wholesale products, bulk items, and tools.
In addition to this special announcement, ShowMeCables also offers other weekly and non-regular specials like the Humpday Special. The latest discounts and closeouts are available from the ShowMeCables Specials page.
ShowMeCables is based at St. Louis and offers a vast variety of audio, video, and data solutions.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny