Black Box Active Optical Cables Debut

Black Box Corporation today introduced its Active Optical Cable product range, which enables transmission of 4K video and audio with resolutions up to 4K at 60 Hz 4:4:4 and DisplayPort signals with resolutions up to 8K @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 for more than 200 meters (7680×4320 at 60 Hz or 32.4 Gbps).

In addition, supporting the HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 specifications, the cables provide audio, including PCM eight-channel, DTS-HD and Dolby Digital True HD surround sound. The cables’ hybrid fiber/copper design allows power to be pulled from the source and transmitted over copper to the display side, with no external power.

The new Active Optical Cables from Black Box are aimed at transportation, retail, government, broadcast, healthcare, corporate and education sectors. The cables are lightweight and thin (0.48-millimeter) with triple shielding for EMI and RFI.

Available in standard lengths of 10, 15, and 30 meters (box) and 50 or 100 meters (spool), the Active Optical Cables from Black Box require no software and are compatible with third-party equipment.

All the detailed specs are here.