What's the Difference Between HDBaseT, HDBaseT-IP and SDVoE?

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What is HDBaseT?

HDBaseT is the global standard for the transmission of ultra-high-definition audio and video, Ethernet, controls, USB and up to 100W of power over a single cable, for up to 100 m/328 ft.

HDBaseT is the IEEE P1911.3 and popular industry standard for transmission of 5Play signals: Ultra-HD video and multi-channel audio, Ethernet, control signals, USB 2.0 and up to 100W power over standard Category cable.  Originally introduced in 2010 for AV transmission, it has since been extended to special applications, such as industrial and automotive using optical fiber, coaxial cable and single shielded or unshielded twisted pair.

What is HDBaseT-IP?

HDBaseT-IP adds the ability to transmit these signals over 10G Ethernet/IP using HDBaseT switches and bridges to extend to campus-wide distances. It provides a standardized solution over Ethernet PHY, promoting 5Play interoperability among different vendors while connecting the traditional pro A/V and IP worlds and leveraging existing installations.

What is SDVoE?

SDVoE is the leading system for low-latency transmission of AV over IP. SDVoE builds on the 802.11 standards and offers solutions for the full 7-layer OSI stack. It uses TIA-568 standard physical layer structured cabling, Ethernet data link, TCP/IP and IGMP network layer, TCP and UDP transport layer, SDVoE session management, SDVoE adaptive clock resychronization presentation layer, and SDVoE API in layer 7. SDVoE is the standardized interface between endpoints and software.

SDVoE has the ability to go beyond the signal transport and perform scaling and switching. Eventually, SDVoE will largely obviate the need for separate matrix switches, KVM switches, multiviewers and videowall processors.  SDVoE promises to be very disruptive to the AV industry and will offer challenges and opportunities for legacy and new vendors

Video: What is SDVoE?

HDBaseT and SDVoE both allow transmission of AV signals over greater distances than the native cable will support. In addition, they allow for other signals and capabilities beyond extension.

HDBaseT vs. HDBaseT-IP vs. SDVoE

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