Extron Debuts New Series of Hybrid Optical-Copper Cables

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Extron just debuted the DP Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for the ultra high-speed transmission of DisplayPort 1.4 signals. They support data rates up to 32.4 Gbps, video resolutions up to 8K@30Hz (4:4:4), HDR, EDID, HDCP, and CEC as well as 32 channels of audio. These active cables draw ultra-low power from the connected source or display device. At just 0.18″ (4.7 mm) in diameter, the narrow bend radius cable construction facilitates easy installation in tight spaces, including plenum air spaces. The cable supports 8K video signals over long distances up to 150 feet (45.7 meters). Offering the benefits of fiber optics with the simplicity of traditional copper cable, the DP Pro Plenum Series provides the best combination of price and performance.

The DP 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 3.3 V power. DP Pro Plenum Series cables provide the best combination of performance and price for applications that require direct, long-distance signal connections.

The DP Pro Plenum Series is here: