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NEC, Samsung Add HDBaseT-Enabled Solutions

The HDBaseT Alliance will display these new products at the 2014 International CES.

Jessica Camerato

HDBaseT technology is expanding and the HDBaseT Alliance will be showcasing some of these new solutions at the 2014 International CES. 

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has added HDBaseT to select models of its large format display product (LFD) line.

“HDBaseT provides our customers with a connectivity solution that significantly reduces the time and money required to complete the job when compared to other typical cabling options,” says Thomas Evans, Director of Marketing – Professional Display at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Using HDBaseT for digital signage is an industry game changer that enables professional installers to complete their projects on-time and on-budget.”

The ME75C, a 75-inch display that supports the new HDBaseT plug-in module, is part of the ME-C Series. It can be used to convey messages in retail environments, conference rooms, public spaces and educational venues. The HDBaseT plug-in module (PIM-HDBT) will be available with compatible Samsung LFDs at the end of February.

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“The commitment Samsung has shown to advancing the development and deployment of HDBaseT has been strong since day one, and today that commitment is stronger than ever,” says Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “Since co-founding the HDBaseT Alliance in 2007, Samsung has both helped grow the Alliance to nearly 80 members made up of the world’s leading AV manufacturers and led the development of HDBaseT-enabled components for professionals and consumers.”

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced a new line of HDBaseT options for commercial HD displays via OPS (option slots) and HDBaseT enabled projectors. Combining HDBaseT technology and the NEC display is suited for digital signage projects including airports and retail centers.

“As the awareness and adoption of HDBaseT has risen among AV professionals, we have seen a parallel rise in demand from our customers for an HDBaseT-enabled display,” says Keith Yanke, Senior Director of Product Marketing, NEC Display Solution of America. “HDBaseT has become a global standard for digital connectivity, and integrating the technology into our new display will help our customers realize significant cost-savings.”

The HDBaseT Alliance will display two of these NEC products at CES. The NEC 55-inch P553 can be used in harsh installation environments and its LED backlighting technology improves power consumption. The NEC NP-PA672W is an installation projector featuring a brightness of 6700 lumens and HD capabilities.

“Considering NEC joined the HDBaseT Alliance less than a year ago, the fact it is already producing HDBaseT-enabled displays is remarkable and demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to the technology,” says Risling. “The NEC line HDBaseT options is the latest addition to an ever-growing HDBaseT ecosystem of TVs, projectors, AV receivers for commercial and consumer applications.”