HDBaseT Installation Guide
ATEN HDBaseT Installation Guide
This document provides the best practices for installing Ethernet
cable with HDBaseT setups.
‧We recommend using shielded twisted pair cable (ATEN 2L-2901) to prevent electromagnetic
interference (EMI).
‧Applying right cable type & length:
HDBaseT Type
Cat5e/6
Cat6a/7
Model
Class A
4K2K@70m
1080P@100m
4K2K@100m
1080P@100m
VE812/ VE814/ VE813/CE610*
Class B (lite)
4K2K@35m
1080P@60m
4K2K@40m
1080P@70m
VE801/ VE802/ VE805R/ VE601*
*VE601 and CE610 have a maximum resolution of 1920x1200.
‧The HDBaseT Alliance defines the maximum number of Ethernet cables in a bundle to be:
Type
30m
50m
70m
100m
CAT5e/6
6
4
2
1
CAT6a/7
6
6
6
6
‧Tie all cables loosely with appropriate cable wraps, leave space for the cable to move
slightly, and do not pull hard on cable because that may cause pairs to untwist and degrade
performance. Always try to minimize damage to the cable structure during installation and
never drop or install anything on or over an Ethernet cable.
‧Always keep cable away from equipment that may cause electromagnetic interference and
magnetic fields, such as high voltage electric cables, electric motors, Walkie-Talkies, TVs and
elevators.
Magnetic
Field
Electromagnetic
interference
Current through
the wire
Walkie-talkie
TV set
ATEN HDBaseT Installation Guide
‧When installing in an
environment with lots
of structured cabling,
do your best to separate
out the Ethernet cable
from all other cables to
prevent crosstalk with
other signals.
Crosstalk
‧The total run of an Ethernet cable may include up to two patch cables, typically serving as
connections to RJ-45 wall jacks. This is referred to as a three-segment installation, as shown
below:
Display
Video Source
100 meters
HDMI
cable
HDBaseT
Transmitter
Patch
HDMI
cable
Wall-mounted
link segment
Patch
RJ45
X
HDBaseT
Receiver
RJ45
Z
Y
X = Left-side patch cable length ≤ 5 [meter] (as short as possible)
Y = Right-side patch cable length ≤ 5 [meter] (as short as possible)
Z = Wall segment ≤ 100 – X – Y [meter]
‧Do not use patch cable for the wall
segment. The wall segment requires
AWG 24/23 infrastructure cable.
Patch cable
(
)
solid wire
(
)
‧If pass-through points are required, use shielded couplers.
‧Apply T568A or T568B standards for straight through cabling.
Shielded coupler
ATEN HDBaseT Installation Guide
‧When using STP/FTP cable, make sure the drain wire is well
soldered to the metal casing of the RJ-45 connectors on both
ends.
‧Make sure the shielding makes tight contact with the top side in
the RJ-45 connector.
‧Install cable of the shortest length possible between the HDBaseT
Transmitter and Receiver while leaving a little wiggle room to
ensure the cable does not apply pressure to either device port.
Always avoid using unnecessary rolls of cable which will result in
performance degradation due to the increased length.
‧Do not bend the cable beyond a bend radius of 50 mm.
50mm
Display
‧Ground all devices.
‧Ensure that every source and cable is grounded so that electrical
interference does not have a path through your main signal.
Ensuring a proper ground will maintain your signal integrity for
the life of the installation.
Source
02/2016 V2.0
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