HDBaseT Deployment Design and Deployment Considerations The Benefit of HDBaseT • Dip switches or tuning dials are not needed to adjust the signal. • Easy to use and install. • Dependable 1 wire distribution method for High Definition Video, Audio, and Multiple Control Methods. • Ease of design as it uses the same wiring architecture • used by the Networks we have been deploying for years. Eliminates the most problematic areas for HDMI such as EDID, High Susceptibility to Interferance, and TDMS issues. Planning and Design • • • • Know the Standard 100m/70m Design a Backend Larger than Current Specifications. (Future Proof) Assume Future HDBaset Implementations Now. (Poh, Products with built in receivers, Ethernet Channel. HDBaseT is a Standard but Pay Attention to Manufacturers Additional Feature Sets. These may Differ and NOT be Compatible. The Do's of HDBaseT Deployment • Do test cables for Integrity and True Distance. • Do Pull and Terminate Category Cable with Care. • Do use Solid Core Cable • Do Maintain a 12" Distance of Category Wiring and Possible EMI Sources. • Do use HDBaseT Testing Equipment Prior to Full Deployment The Don'ts of HDBaseT Deployment • Don't Splice Category Cable At Any Point. • Don't Attempt to use Cat3 or Stranded Cat5e. • Don't Use Patch Cables if Possible • Don't Use Punch Down Blocks and avoid KeyStone Jacks if Possible. • Don't use "Cheap" HDMI cables with HDBaseT extenders. Use Quality High Speed HDMI Cables Only. The Good • Using HdBaset has allowed me to deploy HD video distribution faster than with any other method. • HDBaseT has been more dependable to deploy virtually eliminating Service Issues. • HDBaseT has been accepted and adopted by top • • manufacturers safeguarding client investments by creating new products supporting HDBaseT. HDBaseT is the only way to get dependable 4k and 36bit Deep Color over long distances. HDBaseT Can be extended passed the 100m distance rating by using additioanl HDBaseT extenders The Bad • HDBaseT pricing is still a little out of reach for the • • masses. But like all technology prices this is expected to decrease in the future. The need to upgrade current installations infrastructure to support HDBaseT such as removing Punch Down Panels and Remove Patch Cables. Attempting to explain yet another video distribution standard to consumers and potential clients. The Ugly • • Misinformation. The HDBaseT Standard may not be new, but the mass acceptance and promotion is. A great number of Integrators and even greater number of Consumers have not been properly informed on this standard. HDBaseT is truly the answer to common issues with TDMS style HDMI Baluns. The Ugly problem with this is explaining to a customer that to get things right they need to spend a little more or the integrator take the hit. What HDBaseT Has Done for My Installations. • I now have a dependable solution to offer on those problematic systems. • I now can build system racks much cleaner and less • • cluttered than before using a rock solid 1 wire distribution method. I have the ability to upgrade a clients display to an HDBaseT compatible display "when available" without the need for additional parts. I can easily retrofit HDBaseT Video Distribution in most current commercial and residential evironments with minimal effort and time. HDBaseT Deployment Real Life Cases Joe Whitaker Autohaus BMW Going the Distance HDBaseT By Design. Simple. HDBaseT Should be the Answer for Distance. • 70m or 100m over a Single Cat5e • The ability to Cascade up to 7 times • • (700m or 2300 ft.) Powered junction points will be required This includes long distance Control and Network Capabilities. This adoption was Spec'd with an Atlona HDBaseT switch. Mini of St. Louis EMI Proof HD HDBaseT offers enhanced protection from EMI. • HDMI uses transition minimized differential signaling • • (TMDS) for transmitting high-speed data. HDMI cables and TDMS style baluns are more susceptible to EMI than HDBaseT due to the transmission type. Difference in Ground Potential is a silent killer of video transmission. Utilizing HDBaseT has allowed me to overcome this scenario. Utilizing WyreStorms 70m 4x4 switch allowed an affordable solution. Delmar Gardens Large Scale HD Video Distribution Upgrade Our Future Deployments Large Scale Retrofit Distribution • In the Case of Delmar Gardens the issue was existing • wiring structure. This building was outfitted at multiple displays with Mini Rgb and a single Cat5e. Due to distance and environmental issues HDMI was not an option and Standard single wire TMDS baluns were unusable. The only answer was HDBaseT Older building like the one here are often outfitted with single outlet recessed "Clock Plugs". This is an example of where POH became very important as adding a powerstrip was not acceptable and the expense of replacing all of the outlets was not a viable option. iElectronics Office CEC Heaven CEC with HDBaseT • CEC became a "Must Have" for our facility and • • HydraConnects patented CEC Control was the only answer. With frequent Demo', System Changes, and variation of use IR emitters were not cutting it. NO unsightly IR Emitters. Ability to quickly change out devices for Demo and Upgrade purposes. By simply having HydraConnects CEC engine scan the new devices Control Drivers and Protocols never had to be changed in the Control Environment.