Qualifi Moves Into Top End AV Networking Market With HDBaseT Offering
Qualifi believe that installers and home owners will benefit by moving to Bluestream AV’s HDBaseT cable technology.
The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.
Designed for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia, HDBaseT enables a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment and business environment.
Bloodstream AV’s product range includes HDBaseT matrix switchers, modular chassis switchers, extender kits, receivers and both HDBaseT and HDMI splitters, all of which are currently on display at the annual Integrate expo, running from August 26 to 28.
Bluestream AV says its solutions aren’t just for modern homes, but have almost limitless applications in conference rooms, board rooms, retail stores, education, sports bar, sporting arenas, custom installations and anywhere you find display devices.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the Company says it is committed to designing and manufacturing affordable, easy to implement and ultra reliable HD video and audio distribution systems.
The HDBaseT Alliance, of which Bluestream AV is a member, was founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens in 2010, with the Alliance saying its members “play a vital part in defining the future of digital connectivity in the consumer electronics, professional AV and content provider industries.”
HDBase T specs deliver the following capabilities:
HDBaseT delivers full HD / 3D and 2K / 4K uncompressed distribution video distances up to 100M with no zero latency. Supporting all key HDMI 1.4 features, including EPG, CEC, EDID, and HDCP
Audio is also passed through directly from the HDMI chipset. HDBaseT audio supports all standard formats, including Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS HD-Master Audio
HDBaseT supports Ethernet, enabling 2-way communication between televisions, sound systems, computers, and other CE devices as well as access to any stored multimedia content (such as music or video streaming)
HDBaseT enables multiple control signals for multiple purposes: Consumer Electronic Controls (CEC), Recommended Standard (RS)-232, USB, and infrared (IR)
Up to 100W of DC power can also be delivered over the same CAT5e/6 cable (POH). This major aspect of 5Play provides the freedom to place equipment where you want it and not where an available power source happens to be installed.
Bluestream AV’s HDBaseT products support single Cat5/6e runs up to 100M with no compression and zero latency, supporting cutting edge and labour saving features such as ARC, EDID control, IR & RS232 pass through, 4k, 3D, POH, HDCP and more.
Bluestream AV says that control modules will be available for Australia’s leading control brands, including ELAN, URC, Push Controls, RTi and others. Options will include TCP/IP control. When available, these will be downloadable from the Bluestream website.