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Is Category Cable Enough for 4K/UHD HDBaseT?

In a recent post from Bob Ferguson at Belden posted an article pertaining to a question that often comes up here at Falcon. As recent test results show, category cables – which are optimized for Ethernet traffic – often struggle with the higher bandwidth requirements of a 4K/UHD HDBaseT signal. The characteristics of category cables are, at times, overkill for HDBaseT applications; other times, category cable characteristics are not sufficient to guarantee a good 4K/UHD signal. HDBaseT is a different type of signal, and 4K video is pushing that limit even further. To help you better understand the capabilities of category cables when it comes to transmitting 4K/UHD HDBaseT, we want to share the results of Belden’s in-house cable testing. But, first, it’s important to know what standard we tested to. Click here to read more: