Category 7A cable distributes 4K Ultra HD to 100 meters

Dec. 8, 2014
Crestron’s DigitalMedia plenum-rated Category 7A cable has a S/FTP construction.

The DigitalMedia Ultra, a plenum-rated Category 7A cable from Crestron, has a shielded/foiled twisted-pair (S/FTP) construction and, according to the company is “designed to enable the distribution of 4K and Ultra HD video at distances up to 330 feet (100 meters) using Digital Media 8G+ or HDBase-T.”

Crestron also highly recommends the Category 7A cable for 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications.

According to Crestron, the cable “is precision manufactured and tested to exceed HDMI specifications requiring less than one pixel error per billion at distances up to 100 m. DigitalMedia Ultra Cable provides a Crestron guaranteed wiring solution for use with Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ devices, and is also highly recommended for use with HDBase-T and other Cat x-based video and audio systems.”

The Category 7A cable is available in 500- and 1000-foot spools. Each spool is individually tested and certified, the company said.

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