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Extron’s New USB-C Optical Cable Is Optimal — AV.technology

Extron Announces New USB-C 8K Video Optical Cables with USB Data and 60 W Power Delivery

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18 March 2022

Extron introduces the high-performance USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 9 meters. They suit USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, they support power delivery of up to 60 watts and can draw power from either connected USB device. The flexible, thin 6.5mm diameter, and narrow bend radius cable construction enable easy installation in tight spaces. The USBC Pro 8K Series is available in various lengths from 3.5 to 9 meters.

The cables use glass, multimode optical fibre to transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort video and embedded audio signals.  All other non-bandwidth intensive or low-speed signals are carried on the integrated copper wires, including EDID, HDCP, and power. The cable circuitry draws minimal power which it receives from either the USB host or peripheral device.

“Mission-critical designs and AV systems with long runs need a way to maintain full signal integrity and ensure reliable operation over each cable,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Extron. The USBC Pro 8K Series offers the benefits of fibre optics with the simplicity of traditional copper cables, providing the best combination of price and performance.

Extron: extron.com
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