HDBaseT Lightware USA

  • Overview

What is HDBaseT?

HDBaseT™ is a standard in AV connectivity that offers the capability to use a single Cat5e/6/6a cable to transmit multiple signals, including:
  • Uncompressed HDMI digital audio and video
  • Ethernet (100BaseT)
  • Control (RS-232 serial and IR)
  • Power

Ferrari Store with HDBaseT Lightware Solution HDBaseT

Did You Know?

HDBaseT solutions offer a simple way to transmit signals for digital signage, multimedia classrooms, huddle rooms and conference rooms, home theaters and any other installations that require the highest quality video available with zero latency.







What are the advantages of HDBaseT?

Longer Transmission Distance

  • HDBaseT is the standard that can transmit uncompressed Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K video.
  • HDBaseT solutions can transmit 1080p signals up to 557 ft.
  • Combined with Lightware fiber solutions, Lightware can extend UHD 4K signals well beyond 3,000 ft.

Lightware USA MX Series HDBaseT

Lightware USA FR17 HDBaseT



Cost Savings

  • Uses cost-effective Cat5e/6/6a cable to transmit multiple signals.
  • Eliminates the need to purchase cables for each signal type.
  • Simplifies the installation process.





Greater Compatibility

  • Compatible with all HDMI formats and supports key features, including EDID and HDCP.
  • Supports UHD 4K and 3D video.
  • Supports standard audio formats, including Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-Master Audio.
  • Supports 100 Mb Ethernet.

Lightware USA SW4-TPS-TX240 HDBaseT

Lightware USA HDBaseT Cable Distance 557 feet


Lightware USA HDBaseT

Simplified Installation

  • Uses a single Cat5e/6/6a cable to transmit multiple signals, reducing cable clutter and streamlining installations.
  • Complete compatibility - all HDBaseT products work together.
  • Solutions with power functionality require a power source at only one end of the installation, providing flexibility in receiver placement.





The Lightware HDBaseT Difference

  • Big Data - We provide actual cable diagnostic information.
  • No decoded or decompressed signals.
  • No frame buffering / no out of sync audio.

Lightware USA HDBaseT Cable Diagnostics

Lightware USA WP-UMX-TPS HDbaseT

Lightware Product List

Lightware USA offers a wide selection of HDBaseT Solutions for AV. Some of our product solutions include:


25G fr160x160 25G fr80x80   


The 25G Hybrid routers have three main components. To configure the best 25G solution for a particular application you need to choose a frame, need to find out what Media layers you will use for your application and then populate the ready frame with the input and output boards. The main point of this structure is that you only need to pay for what you need and won’t have extra unused functions. To find the best configuration is very important so our sales and support teams are happy to help you.



The first step is to choose the right frame. The biggest 25G frame handles 160 input and 160 output ports, this frame can be ordered with the same functionality but less ports as well like 120x120, 160x80, 80x160. Currently the smaller 25G frame has 80 inputs and 80 outputs. CPU and power redundancy are available for the 25G matrices for a high level of security: it’s possible to add a second redundant CPU and more redundant power supply as well. An additional monitoring board is also available for special applications that requires real time monitoring of any input or output signal.

  • 25 Gbit/sec per port video signal speed
  • Multilayer signal management
  • 160x160, 120x120, 80x160, 160x80 video crosspoint versions 
  • Intuitive GUI interface for easy handling of all functions
  • Room and User Management 
  • Front panel touch screen 
  • Redundant power supplies – 24/7 secure operation 
  • Hybrid Modular technology


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Media layers

The second step of the configuration is to find out which layers the application requires. The video layer with the embedded audio is always included in the frame by default. If your application requires more layers you can choose from the seven options. Choosing the layers mean you need to decide what type of signals you want to get handled by the 25G router.

video layer

Video layer with embedded audio

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ethernet layer

Ethernet layer

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CEC layer

Consumer Electronics layer

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forward audio layer

Forward audio layer

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USB KVM layer

USB KVM layer

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RS232 layer

RS-232 & RS-422 control layer

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audio layer

Return audio layer

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IR layer

IR layer

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Input and output boards

After we selected the frame and we picked the layers the third step is to populate the matrix with the Input and Output boards. The following 25G boards are already available for order and the number of them is also continuously growing with new developments. Some of the MX series boards are available for the 25G matrices too.

 IO boards


25GH A1-

On input cards: this feature is a S/PDIF audio input on an RCA connector. The incoming signal can be embedded into the HDMI stream or sent to the forward audio layer. Output cards: this is a S/PDIF audio output on an RCA connector. The output signal can be the de-embedded audio from the 25G Video layer or the Forward audio layer as well. The HDMI input / output board’s audio options are hardware configurable by jumpers on the board. 



Bidirectional configurable S/PDIF signal on RCA connector. The audio signal can be de-embedded from the HDMI signals and sent out on the S/PDIF ports or the S/PDIF connectors can work as analog audio inputs, in this case the audio input signal can be embedded (or replaced) to the HDMI signal on the output board.



Bidirectional configurable analog audio on Phoenix connectors. The audio signal can be de-embedded from the HDMI signals and sent out on the phoenix ports or the phoenix connectors can work as analog audio inputs, in this case the audio input signal can be embedded to (or replace) the HDMI signal on the output board.



Delivers a flexible audio embedding and de-embedding function, digital to analog and analog to digital conversion features. It supports all standard audio formats operating with two RCA audio connectors per port which can be configured by control software as analog stereo in OR analog stereo out OR digital S/PDIF in and out connectors. Every port has a built-in mini audio crosspoint switch to handle all input and output channels such as: the Forward audio layer, 25G Video layer (Embedded audio), Return audio layer and the HDMI embedded audio, the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) and the add-on’s audio input/output. Any smart combination can be set and managed by the control software, no hardware configuration is needed.


K1- Supports USB keyboard, mouse and Smart Card connectivity. It handles two USB 2.0 (or 1.1) HID devices with a USB-B connector per port containing integrated USB HUBs.

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