Aurora Multimedia Introduces HT Series Unshielded HDBaseT 4K60, 4:4:4, 18Gbps

Aurora Multimedia did something creative with HDBaseT at InfoComm with the ability to work at 4K60 4:4:4 with a single unshielded CAT 5e or better cable and an option for two- or eight-channel Dante. Three new HDBaseT 2.0 products were shown at InfoComm including the HTW-2 two gang transmitter Decora wall plate, HTE-TX2 transmitter box unit and the HTE-RX2 receiver box.

All products are capable of transmitting 4K60 4:4:4 18Gbps HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2 100m (330ft) over a single unshielded CAT cable with no quality compromise and with what Aurora claims is zero frame latency. In addition, all products have an integrated web server for remote IP control, USB 2.0 with directional control, and the world’s first Dante option for 2 or 8 channel Dante. For enhanced audio, the HT Series supports ARC (Audio Return Channel). To simplify the installation, the HT Series can power both TX and RX from a single port of a PoE Switch eliminating external power supplies.

The HT Series also supports the new ReAX IP Control engine option (IPE-REAX-1) base on Javascript. ReAX allows full IP control automation throughout the network without the need of an external proprietary control engine. For more information go here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..