26.03.19

Black Box launch active optical cables

BlackBox Cables

Black Box has unveiled its active optical cable range, allowing for extension of HDMI signals with resolutions up to 4K at 60 Hz 4:4:4 and DisplayPort signals with resolutions up to 8K at 60 Hz 4:4:4 for up to 200 metres.

The new cables support HDMI, full 4K UHD resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz, chroma 4:4:4 with up to 18 Gbps bandwidth and Displayport 8K UHD resolutions up to 7680 x 4320 at 60 Hz or 32.4 Gbps.  

PCM 8-channel audio is provided, as well as DTS-HD and Dolby Digital True HD surround sound.

The cables’ fibre/copper design allows power to be pulled from the source and transmitted over copper to the display side without external power.

The active optical cable range is available in standard lengths of 10, 15 and 30 metres (boxed) as well as 50 or 100 metres (spooled).

The cables are also hot-swappable and are compatible with Black Box products and third-party equipment.