HDcctv CX® Standard Leverages HDBaseT LAN PHY Specifications

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An HDcctv Alliance® - HDBaseT Alliance licensing agreement adds Cat5e and Cat6 LAN cabling to the HDcctv standard, leveraging HDBaseT™ technology so that the new HDcctv CX® specification covers a broader range of HD surveillance applications.

"HDcctv CX allows directly upgrading premises wired with Cat5e/Cat6 to HD surveillance."

The HDcctv Alliance® and the HDBaseT Alliance today announced that they have executed a definitive licensing agreement regarding the specification of HDcctv-compliant equipment connecting over LAN cabling, as an alternative to coaxial cabling.

The HDcctv CX® extension of the HDcctv standard enables the full capabilities of HDcctv interfaces to operate over Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure.

This agreement provides a low-technical-risk pathway for the HDcctv standard to incorporate elements of the high-performance HDBaseT functional specification and compliance test specification. Manufacturers of certified compliant HDcctv 1.0 CX™ and HDcctv 2.0 CX™ products have a technical basis to warrant the electrical performance and out-of-the-box plug & play interoperability.

LAN cabling is attractive for new surveillance installations, because it tends to be lightweight, flexible, and relatively inexpensive. “We have begun to use Cat6 cabling for connecting analogue cameras to DVRs and IP encoders today, in anticipation of some future retrofit to MP IP cameras,” said Ron Murphy, Property and Assets Security Advisor at Australia Post. “HDcctv CX promises to enable HD surveillance for such installations simply by upgrading cameras and DVRs to HDcctv CX, without the need to introduce the complexities and technical trade-offs of implementing Ethernet to the camera mounts.”

An industry first, HDcctv CX also provides an upgrade path to uncompressed HD surveillance for legacy VGA IP installations that have been wired in conformance with IEEE 802.3 Cat5e or Cat6 home runs to NVRs or multi-port Ethernet switches.

"HDBaseT is a proven technology for transporting HD video over LAN cabling," said Todd Rockoff, Executive Director of HDcctv Alliance. "Leveraging the HDBaseT PHY standard enables HDcctv CX equipment manufacturers to deliver powerful new options for customers with very low technical risk."

Anticipating the licensing agreement announced today, the HDcctv Alliance Technical Committee has been developing the HDcctv CX functional specification and compliance testing specification since 2012, and their work is nearly complete. Ratification of the HDcctv CX standard by the HDcctv Alliance board of directors is expected in June of 2013.

About HDcctv Alliance
The HDcctv Alliance is the surveillance equipment manufacturers association that manages the HDcctv video interface standard.

Only certified HDcctv-compliant products bear the distinctive HDcctv compliance mark, which stands as a guarantee of electrical transmission characteristics, 100% multi-vendor interoperability, and compatibility with future-generation HDcctv-compliant products.

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“HDcctv Alliance,” “HDcctv CX,” “HDcctv 1.0 CX,” “HDcctv 2.0 CX,” the HDcctv compliance mark, the CX compliance mark, and the HDcctv Alliance logo are registered trademarks of the HDcctv Alliance.

HDcctv Alliance Media Contact:
Todd Rockoff

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.

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

“HDBaseT,” “5Play,” and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance.

HDBaseT Alliance Media Contact:
Andrew Ryan - Max Borges Agency
+1 (305) 374-4404 x151

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