Are Category Cables Sufficient for HDBaseT?

New discoveries have been made about HDBaseT™ signals over the past couple of years, impacting the types of cables that are best suited to transport these new signals.

Recent test results indicate, category cables – which are optimized for Ethernet traffic – often battle with the HDBaseT signal. The characteristics of category cables are often overkill for HDBaseT applications; other times, category cable characteristics are not sufficient to guarantee a great signal. HDBaseT is a dissimilar type of signal, and 4K video is jolting that threshold even further.

To better understand the capabilities of category cables when it comes to HDBaseT, we want to share the outcome of Belden’s in-house cable testing. But, first, it’s vital  to know what standard we tested to.

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