The What: Magenta Research by tvONE has announced new low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) active optical cables. The new active optical cables feature both DisplayPort 1.4 (MG-AOC-883) and HDMI 2.0 (MG-AOC-663) options, from lengths of 10 to 100 meters (328 feet).
The What Else: These cables support up to 4K60 4:4:4 with no compression or latency up to 328 feet (100m) and without the need for external power.
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The LSZH active optical cables expand on the existing Magenta Research active optical cable product line, featuring DisplayPort 1.4 active optical cables (MG-AOC-88x) and HDMI 2.0 active optical cables (MG-AOC-66x) available in plenum and non-plenum, as well as the newly added armored active optical cables (MG-AOC-66A & MG-AOC-88A) for rental and staging applications. The cables provide a robust solution for extending ultra-high resolution over long distances.
“Extending these high-resolution signals at great distances is a challenge,” said Mark Armon, global product manager at tvONE. “But the most annoying part of extending something is when you only have to go 10 meters. Active optical cables offer a simple and cost-effective solution for this problem.”
The Bottom Line: The new low-smoke zero-halogen cables provide a simple solution for extending high-resolution signals over long distances in applications where smoke emission and toxic fumes pose a risk to human health in the event of a fire.