HDBaseT Alliance and UL Launch a New Cable Certification Program

AMSTERDAM --- The HDBaseT Alliance and Alliance Contributor member UL announce the Certification Program for Power over HDBaseT (PoH) Cables. The program, targeted at cable manufacturers, addresses the increased performance and safety requirements of audiovisual installations. With increasingly complex installations and the proliferation of power over HDBaseT (PoH) equipment, AV vendors, manufacturers and professionals have indicated the need for standardization and consistency for high performance, regardless of the size of cable bundles. The new certification program evaluates the cable's ability to carry DC power of up to 100 watts over the four pairs of the cable, per the PoH standard, and to maintain HDBaseT data transmission performance. The PoH standard is based on the IEEE 802.3at standard (power over Ethernet – PoE), with the necessary modifications to enable safe delivery.

Under the new certification program, UL will evaluate the cables in accordance with the soon-to-be published UL 4299, Outline of Investigation for Power over HDBaseT (POH) cables. The cables will be covered under UL's Follow-Up Services surveillance program that includes both regular inspections at cable manufacturing facilities as well as ongoing testing to determine continued compliance.

Once published, UL 4299 will be available at https://standardscatalog.ul.com

Read more about the PoH Cable Certification Program for HDBaseT Installations at:
http://industries.ul.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/01/UL_HDBaseT_sellsheet_letter_v5_WEB.pdf
http://hdbaset.org
 

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