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HDBaseT Alliance Adds Belkin to Its Rapidly-growing Members List
[February 12, 2013]

HDBaseT Alliance Adds Belkin to Its Rapidly-growing Members List

BEAVERTON, Ore. --(Business Wire)--

The HDBaseT Alliance today announced that Belkin has joined the Alliance, enabling Belkin to integrate HDBaseT technology into its lines of audio/video products for commercial and consumer applications. Belkin has also announced its new HDBaseT HDMI audio/video extender solution for high performance AV connectivity over Cat5e long distance applications.

The HDBaseT technology enables the delivery of uncompressed high definition video, audio, Internet, controls and power over a single cat5e/6 cable up to 100 meters, eliminating the common issues professional installers face concerning cable distance and location of available power outlets.

"Joining the HDBaseT Alliance presents us with an exciting opportunity to add our solutions to the expanding HDBaseT product ecosystem, and play a role in helping the technology itself evolve to meet the demands of our customers," said Sydney Wen, product development manager, Belkin. "Our new HDBaseT products provide unique benefits for AV installers by providing a long-distance solution that significantly reduces the time and labor costs associated with installation and management."

"Belkin has established itself as a trusted developer for audio/visual products for businesses and consumers worldwide," said Micha Risling, marketing chair for the HDBaseT Alliance. "Adding Belkin to the HDBaseT Alliance confirms that the demand for HDBaseT technology continues to grow, and Belkin will help meet tat demand as it continues to integrate the technology into its products."

The Belkin HDBaseT provides installers with a point-to-point solution that ensures interoperability when working with components from multiple AV brands. It eliminates the requirement for setting up a complex network of runner cables, pigtails, breakouts or color-coded wall plates by deploying a universal protocol for heterogeneous AV environments. It also supports custom long-run capability with PVC, Plenum and Riser.

The new Belkin HDBaseT is available now through Belkin's worldwide network of distributors and value added resellers.

Belkin Joins the HDBaseT Alliance

Belkin is a new member of the HDBaseT Alliance, a cross-industry alliance that promotes and provides a technical standard for HDBaseT technology for the distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance and its member companies work together to create a global standard for advanced digital media distribution.

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at

About HDBaseT Alliance

HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. 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.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit

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HDBaseT and 5Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDBaseT Alliance.

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