Shielded twisted-pair cable receives HDBase-T recommendation

Jan. 8, 2014
Extron’s SF/UTP-constructed XTP DTP 24 cable was independently verified to exceed the HDBase-T Alliance’s performance requirements.

Extron Electronics’ XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable recently received HDBase-T recommendation after it was independently tested in an HDBase-T Alliance Recognized Testing Facility and verified to exceed performance requirements for recommendation by the Alliance. “The HDBase-T Alliance’s Cable Recommendation Program helps AV installers to select cables that are engineered for optimum signal transmission within a twisted-pair infrastructure,” Extron explained when announcing its cable’s milestone. “Extron XTP DTP 24 cable is specifically engineered to improve performance and signal-path reliability with Extron XTP systems, DTP systems, and HDBase-T applications. The cable is available in both plenum and non-plenum versions, and is certified to 475-MHz bandwidth at distances up to 330 feet (100 meters).

The XTP DTP 24 is a 24-AWG shielded twisted-pair cable with an SF/UTP (shielded/foiled-unshielded twisted-pair) construction. Extron says this construction enables “superior performance in digital video and audio distribution system applications.” The cable includes 24-AWG sold copper conductors. It is available in 1,000-foot spools. Extron also has a line of matching shielded RJ45 plugs, jacks and couplers.

“When Extron got into the AV cable business many years ago, we quickly determined that off-the-shelf bulk cable didn’t meet our standards for performance, reliability, and durability, so we design all of our cables in-house,” explained Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “XTP DTP 24 cable is engineered specifically for digital video applications to provide integrators with absolute confidence in signal integrity throughout the largest distribution systems. While primarily intended for use with Extron XTP systems and DTP series products, the XTP DTP 24 cable can be used in any HDBase-T application for an additional measure of performance and reliability.”

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