ShowMeCables Recognizes Release of HDBaseT Standard

ShowMeCables, an online provider of voice, video, and data solutions, recognized yesterday the release by an industry consortium of the HDBaseT digital audio/video transmission standard.

Chesterfield, MO, July 08, 2010 --( ShowMeCables, a St. Louis-based e-commerce wholesaler of voice, audio, and data solutions, recognized yesterday the finalization of the HDBaseT cable standard for transmitting high-definition audio and video signals. The new standard is designed to use RJ-45 Ethernet cables (based on the Cat5/Cat6 specification) and aims to address the problems of its predecessor A/V transmission technology, HDMI.

Formulated by a tech industry consortium whose members include LG, Samsung, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens Semiconductor, the new standard is meant to surmount HDMI as the main digital A/V cabling standard by promising, among other things, longer cable length (up to 100 meters versus HDMI’s “few-meter-length” limit), power transmission capabilities (lacking among HDMI cables), and the ability to combine multiple audio/visual inputs into one cable.

Although HDBaseT cables and devices are not expected to ship until 2011, ShowMeCables is excited at the evolution of the Ethernet and digital audio/video standards and eagerly anticipates receiving new products—cables, connectors, and the like—based on HDBaseT. In the meantime, though, ShowMeCables continues to stock a full range of both HDMI and Ethernet products and services. To view ShowMeCables’s full selection of such products, head to

Apart from this special announcement, ShowMeCables also offers other weekly—like the Humpday Special—and non-regular specials. For the latest discounts and closeouts, head to the ShowMeCables Specials page.

ShowMeCables also offers a vast variety of audio, video, and data solutions. From patch cables to PAL adapters to VGA cables to HDMI cables to everything in between, ShowMeCables stocks a wide variety of audio, video, and data wholesale products, bulk items, and tools.

Zach Arace