Extron Now Shipping HDMI Optical Cables that Deliver 4K/60 Signals up to 300 Feet

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Extron Now Shipping HDMI Optical Cables that Deliver 4K/60 Signals up to 300 Feet
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Anaheim, California (December 20, 2018) - Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the HD Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for high-speed transmission of HDMI digital video and audio signals. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps, video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4, HDR, EDID, HDCP, and CEC, as well as all HDMI audio formats. These active cables are unidirectional and draw only nominal power from the connected HDMI source device. Each ultra-thin cable is just 0.16" (4 mm) in diameter and offers a narrow bend radius, providing easy installation and uncompromised performance. Providing the benefits of fiber optics with the simplicity of traditional copper cable, the HD Pro Plenum Series supports 4K/60 video signals over long distances up to 300 feet (91.4 meters).

"Our customers wanted a high-performance solution for sending 4K/60 signals with full 4:4:4 color sampling over extended distances that didn't require transmitters and receivers for every endpoint," says Casey Hall, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Extron. "HD Pro Plenum Series cables are a convenient, high-performance solution that easily supports the 18 Gbps data rate required to transport 4K/60 video and maintain uncompromised signal quality."

The HD Pro Plenum Series uses glass multimode fiber, which allows for use in high-interference environments such as data centers and manufacturing facilities. Built-in active circuitry converts the incoming electrical signal into an optical signal on one end and back into an electrical signal on the other. Non-bandwidth intensive or low-speed signals are carried on the integrated copper wires, including EDID, HDCP, CEC, and 5 V power. HD Pro Plenum Series cables provide the best combination of performance and price for applications that require direct, long-distance signal connections.

For more information on the HD Pro Plenum Series, click here.

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