The cables are intended for installations where longer cable run lengths are required
UK - Canford Audio has announced the introduction of Lusem OxLinx optical fibre HDMI range extending cables

OxLinx cables offer a considerably more elegant and cost-effective solution for long HDMI cable runs than Cat 5E cable with converter box systems.

They are intended for commercial AV installations and broadcast where longer cable run lengths than those obtainable with standard copper HDMI cables are required. Applications may include professional AV systems interconnection, digital signage (DOOH) and kiosks, plus home theatre systems in larger properties.

EMI and RFI immunity also makes them useful where the cable needs to pass through environments with high electrical interference.

OxLinx cables are HDMI 1.3 compliant and compatible with video resolutions up to and including 1080p full HD deep colour 48bit, 3D and multi-channel embedded audio to include PCM 8 channel, Dolby Digital True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

The active electronics, which convert the electrical signal to optical and back, are housed within the body of the HDMI connectors with minimal effect to the overall size (cross section of 19.6mm x 11.2mm).

Unlike many other HDMI range extending products, no external power supplies are required. OxLinx cables are powered via the HDMI sockets of the connected device and power consumption is low @ 0.5W.

All cables have a dual rated jacket which conforms to both LSOH (low smoke zero halogen) and CMP-OF (UL Plenum) standards for use in public buildings.

Contractor friendly, the cable diameter is only 3.4mm and comprises four optical fibres for the video and audio signals, six copper wires for HDMI control signaling and CEC functions. Kevlar reinforcement gives a pulling strength of 500N (50kg).

The directional plug & play hybrid cable assemblies are available now exclusively from Canford in the UK and are offered in incremental lengths ranging 10 to 100mtrs,

(Jim Evans)

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