The What: The latest member of DVIGear's growing family of HyperLight Active Optical Cables (AOC) supports both full-size and Mini DisplayPort connections. These cables enable the extension of DisplayPort 1.4 signals with aggregate data rates up to 32.4 Gbps (HBR3) and are HDCP 1.4/2.2 compliant. They support resolutions of up to 8K/30Hz (4:4:4) for cable lengths of up to 50 meters (164 feet) and 4K/60Hz (4:4:4) for cables of up to 100 meters (328 feet).
The What Else: The new HyperLight cables are equipped with Mini DisplayPort connectors at both ends of the cable, providing direct connection to both Mini-DP sources and displays without the need for any intermediary adaptors or dongles. Each cable also includes a set of detachable docking plugs that enable direct connection to full-size DisplayPort devices at either side of the cable. A locking pin is included to prevent inadvertent disconnection of the docking plugs from the cable.
Constructed using a hybrid design of 4x POF (Polyfluorinated Optical Fiber) and 6x copper wires, HyperLight cables are plenum rated, rugged yet lightweight and highly flexible, with a minimum bend radius of just 2 mm. To minimize cable diameter during installation, the full-size DisplayPort docking plugs may be detached, revealing the cable’s cross-sectional area that measures just 8 mm x 13 mm. These features, plus an optional pulling sleeve, make the cables easy to install even in narrow conduits or in plenum airspaces.
The Bottom Line: HyperLight cables are designed for use in mission critical applications where image quality and long-term reliability are paramount. With an MTBF of greater than 150,000 hours (> 17 years) and an in-field failure rate of less than 0.1 percent, these cables deliver reliability in any application. 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.