L-com has introduced a line of HDMI audio/video cables with Ethernet capability that have a crush-resistant armor over the cable length. The new cables are available in either plastic armor, with a crush resistance of 1000 PSI (pounds per square inch), or metal armor, with a crush resistance of 1500 PSI. They are suitable for applications where they would potentially be exposed to excessive force, such as military, security, and industrial environments.
The armored HDMI cables feature 30 microinch gold plated contacts and double shielding to protect sensitive audio and video signals from interference. Cables are stocked in six different lengths and will be available from L-com's Massachusetts distribution center for same-day shipment. Specifications, a 2D engineering drawing, and 3D CAD models are all available on L-com's website for free download.
"HDMI technology is used in many more applications than just home theater and digital signage," comments Steve Smith, product manager at L-com. "We saw a need for HDMI connectivity in environments where the cables may be crushed or impacted, and often those environments are the type where downtime is not an option. We designed these cables to serve that market and we're happy to provide them off-the-shelf."
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