The Key Improvements of HDBaseT 2.0 for AV Meets IT Applications
By specifying the HDBaseT network protocol and defining the required adaptations across all OSI layers, the HDBaseT 2.0 specification both increased interoperability and also allowed for the provision of optimized services for high-throughput AV Meets IT applications. These new enhancements to the technology included expanding it as a multipoint-to-multipoint technology and adding multistream support, as well as adding support for daisy-chain installations in multi-display environments. Spec. 2.0 also added fiber as a new transmission medium. Perhaps the most significant benefit to AV Meets IT applications with the release of HDBaseT 2.0 were the embedding of native USB 2.0 support via a high-speed USB channel with an active bitrate of 127Mbps, which meets demand for long distance touch-screen and keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) functionality, as well as storage devices and cameras. The new specification also incorporated further features that improved performance for the no-latency transmission of ultra-high-definition audio and video (@4K).