How to fault-find on an HDBaseT installation asks HDBaseT training and installation expert - Ariel Marcus - about fault-finding on an HDBaseT audio visual system installation.

What is HDBaseT?

HDBaseT is the latest standard in professional AV signal distribution, allowing multiple signals to be simultaneously transmitted over standard Cat cable.

Top 3 tips for fault finding on an HDBaseT installation:

  1. Check the power supply provided with the unit and how the grounding is actually connected with the power supply.
  2. Ensure the correct connection of shielding on Cat cable.
  3. Check the routing of the category cable - is it close to power supplies or lighting fittings? Are there too many HDBaseT signal cables too tightly bundled together? This will affect the quality of the HDBaseT transmission.

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