CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: HDBaseT Emphasizes HDBaseT 3.0

Gabi Shriki of Valens Semiconductor explains what CEDIA Expo Virtual attendees can expect from HDBaseT during the virtual event.


The impact of COVID-19 goes far beyond the obvious health, wellness and basic facets of everyday life, and as a result a phenomenon like work from home (WFH) require more robust home technology infrastructure that includes HDBaseT-based solutions.

Highlighting just how important residential AV technologies are in today’s “new normal” environment, HDBaseT will detail its new 3.0 format that supports the distribution more than just home theater entertainment. 

“We will be talking about a few things. Most importantly I think is the new HDBaseT spec 3.0,” says Gabi Shriki, senior vice president, head of audiovisual business, Valens Semiconductor. 

“HDBaseT spec 3.0 is realized with Valens chipset called Stello family. This is the first and only chipset that can send uncompressed 4K video, as well as other interfaces such as USB for control signals over a single cable over 100 meters [328 feet] long cable. So, unprecedented integrated products with a lot of features inside allowing multiple products to be made up taking advantage of this chipset.”

Shriki points out that during its show activities HDBaseT will specifically show how COVID-19 is driving a new era in residential technologies, as well as how HDBaseT can be used to support outdoor AV installations using a single cable.

Home Theater will also be a point of emphasis for HDBaseT and how its protocol can enhance modern systems. 

In addition, Shriki notes that he will be participating in a panel session in which HDBaseT will be discussed on how professional integrators can leverage technologies like the 3.0 specification. 

Here is a look at some of the educational opportunities HDBaseT will be offering during the CEDIA Expo Virtual event, including more detailed information on the HDBaseT 3.0 format:

  • “HDBaseT: New Solutions & Recommended Practices” Wednesday, Sept. 16 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. EST
  • “Deathmatch: Video Transport Technologies” Tuesday, Sept. 15 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. EST

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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