The HDBaseT Alliance works to promote and advance HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high definition, digital connectivity.
Founded in 2010 by LG, Samsung, Sony, and Valens, the Alliance now includes many companies in the industry, large and small. This year the organization plans to launch two initiative programs at this year’s CEDIA Expo in Denver on September 10-13. They are the HDBaseT Installer Zone Portal and the HDBaseT Installer Expert Program.
The Alliance says the portal will be “an online meeting place for installers and integrators, where HDBaseT information and resources will be available.” It will host white papers, case studies, application notes, best practices and more, to help installers better understand the technology and all it can do. Installers can also contribute their own materials to the portal.
“The target audience for the Installer Zone are those professionals who are in the field dealing with HDBaseT installations and projects day in and day out,” says Ariel Sobelman, President of the HDBaseT Alliance. “There are many professional AV forums available online, but none dedicated to HDBaseT. After receiving feedback from installers in the industry, it was clear that the market would greatly benefit from an online community, where installers and system integrators could find a bank of resources and answers to their questions.”
There, you can also find the Installer Expert Program, an expert training and accreditation series, designed to provide installers with the tools and information they need as HDBaseT professionals. Once installers finish the training module, they will receive the HDBaseT Expert designation.
At CEDIA Expo coming up in just under a week, the HDBaseT Alliance will conduct the first ever Installer Expert Program. The course takes place on September 10th, at 10 am. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be the first recognized “HDBaseT Experts.”
The portal website will also include an Installers’ Forum, where users can initiate discussions, post questions and answers, and contribute to the community of installers.