Hybrid fiber-copper ribbon cable for 100-meter uncompressed HDMI video

Dec. 26, 2018
FSR’s Next Generation Digital Ribbon Cable includes 4 fibers, 7 copper wires and 18-Gbit/sec transmission capability. It can be particularly beneficial in education settings.

FSR recently launched the Next Generation Digital Ribbon Cable, which the company characterizes as “the next step in HDMI 2.0 cables and a significant advance in signal transmission.” FSR says the cable, based on proprietary technology, is ideal for the education market and “allows for high-speed, high-definition HDMI signal transmission over distances of up to 328 feet.”

The cable is fitted with a black jacket “that allows it to blend into its surroundings following installation,” FSR explains. “The hybrid fiber-copper cables deliver a speed of 18-Gbit/sec video bandwidth and can easily handle up to 4k 60-Hz 4:4:4 HDR uncompressed HDMI video.”

The cables are preterminated and available in multiple lengths. “These advanced technology cables comprise four glass fibers, seven copper wires and supply the necessary power to the embedded circuitry at both ends of the cable with connector shells labeled ‘source’ and ‘display’ to aid in proper connections,” FSR further adds.

Jan Sandri, president of FSR, observed, “FSR continuously advances its products and systems to provide our customers with the latest and most-reliable solutions for their professional AV needs. Our new Next Generation Digital Ribbon Cable is an outstanding solution for high-speed, high-definition HDMI signal transmission over great distances for many AV markets, but it is especially ideal for those working in the education sector.”

“The new series features uncompromised signal integrity and multi-format capability,” FSR notes. “It meets testing standards for HDMI 2.0 with 4k at 60 Hz YUV 4:4:4 and HDCP 2.2 compliance and overcomes the distance limitations of conventional HDMI cables with no external power or special tooling required. Cable and connectors easily fit within a 1-inch conduit. The Next Generation Digital Ribbon Cables are ARC compliant, plenum rated Type CMP/FT6, UL listed, and they support DDC for HDCP and EDID, PCM, Dolby, DTS-HD and True HD Audio.”

Find more information on FSR's Next Generation Digital Ribbon Cable, including a video detailing the cable's construction and capabilities.

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