Cosemi Launches HDMI 2.0 Active Optical Cables for Consumers’ 4K/8K Devices

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-‘Copper Connector Cables Are No Longer Good Enough’

By Charles Hall

Cosemi Technologies says its OptoHD HDMI 2.0 active optical cables (AOCs) are now available to consumers from it and its distributors. The OptoHD AOCs bring the highest video quality to homes. They are plug-and-play fiber optic connector cables between devices in the home that deliver “true 4K 60 4:4:4 Ultra High-Definition (UHD) resolution.” They replace traditional copper cables that, Cosemi said, cannot provide the speed and power required by new HDMI video standards. It said that copperwire cables that “are simply no longer good enough” and that UHD video, including 4K and 8K, has created the need for faster, more reliable communications over increasingly longer distances. 4K and 8K resolutions require uncompressed data for full fidelity A/V data transfers – and uncompressed data, which is what 4K Blu-ray players use, takes a lot more bandwidth.

(We could not find them on Amazon nor could we find their prices.)

Cosemi said its optical cables have been deployed by tier one datacom and telecom companies for years. They use its optical cables for increased bandwidth capacity, faster speeds – up to 6 Gbps per lane and 18 Gbps aggregate, longer distances – up to 100 meters and greater security and reliability. Its fiber cables allow for full color and frame rate video transmission with no compression – “making true 4K 60 4:4:4 UHD resolution at a higher bandwidth and with deep color rendering a reality…

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