These active, optical, HDMI 2.0 cables are intended for applications where longer cable-run lengths than those obtainable with standard copper HDMI cables are required. They are also useful where the cable needs to pass through environments with high electrical interference. They offer a considerably more elegant and cost-effective solution for long cable runs than Cat5E cable with converter box systems.
Designed for rental and stage use, applications can include professional AV systems interconnection, indoor and outdoor kiosks as well as home theatre systems in larger houses.
These cables are 5.8mm in diameter with a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) jacket. Under the jacket, a layer of kevlar surrounds a flexible, stainless-steel conduit that protects the core of the cable against rodents. Additional Kevlar is placed between wires within the conduit for added strength. Good flexibility is maintained with a bend radius of 45mm. All lengths are terminated with HDMI type A connectors. No external power is required.
Cables are available in a range of lengths from 10 to 100 metres; 70, 80, 90 and 100 metre lengths are also available on a drum, and fitted with IP68 rated glands, with cap, to protect each HDMI connector when not in use. They support 18Gbps and 4K at 60Hz, with 48-bit colour-depth and 3D capabilities. Audio can be transmitted at 8-channel PCM, Dolby Digital True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio.