Valens, the developer of HDBaseT and founder of the HDBaseT Alliance (which does absolutely nothing to help or support the HDBaseT standards), announced the availability of the VS200 and VS210 chipsets, for simpler HDBaseT installations where not all 5Play features are necessary.
The addition of the VS200 and VS210 to the Valens Colligo family allows HDBaseT equipment vendors to design and manufacture a range of products, from high-end to low-end, using a common hardware platform. The VS200 enables the distribution of high-definition video (1080p), audio, controls and power over a single Cat6 cable, for up to 70m, or 4K video for up to 40m (uncompressed 4K 60Hz 4:2:0/4K 30Hz 4:4:4 or 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 and HDR10 using visually-lossless compression). Fully compliant with both HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 with support for HDCP, the VS200 employs EDID adjustment mechanisms for HDMI 2.0, at pixel clocks higher than 340MHz. It supports all major digital audio formats, including those supported by HDMI. Control interfaces include UART, IR, I2C (slave/master), RS232 and general purpose MSIO serial channels for extension of proprietary controls.
The VS210 enables the same features as the VS200 plus support for USB 2.0, configurable as host or device, for further applications. Both are pin-compatible with other Valens Colligo chipsets, allowing for the differentiation of a range of products through assembly options of a common printed circuit board.