The What:
DVIGear has introduced its HyperLight Series, a new generation of advanced Active Optical Cables (AOC). These cables support the extension of DisplayPort 1.4 signals with aggregate data rates up to 32.4Gbps (HBR3) and are HDCP 1.4 / 2.2 compliant. They support resolutions up to 8K at 30Hz (4:4:4) for cable lengths up to 50 meters (164 feet) and 4K at 60Hz (4:4:4) for cables up to 100 meters (328 feet).

The What Else: Constructed using a hybrid design of four POF (Polyfluorinated Optical Fiber) and six copper wires, plenum-rated HyperLight cables are rugged, lightweight, and highly flexible, with a minimum bend radius of two millimeters. To minimize cable diameter during installation, two removable DisplayPort docking connectors may be detached, revealing a connector cross-section that measures 10 by 12.4 millimeters. The docking connectors include a locking pin for added security. These features, plus an optional pulling sleeve, make the cables easy to install even in narrow conduits or in plenum air spaces.

The Bottom Line: These cables are designed for use in mission-critical applications where image quality and dependability are paramount. The high-speed DisplayPort signals are transmitted over four optical fibers, which make them immune to interference from environmental noise. The optical transmission path provides a very low RFI / EMI profile, which allows the cables to be installed in sensitive applications with strict security requirements. The cables draw power from the connected DisplayPort source, eliminating the need for an external power supply. HyperLight AOC cables are ideally suited for applications that require ultra-high resolution DisplayPort signals to be extended over long cable runs with the highest image quality.