Anaheim, Calif.-based Extron is now taking orders for its high-performance USBC Pro Series active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables.
Features of the USBC Pro Series
The cables are USB 3.2 compliant and are compatible with previous USB standards. The USB-C cables reliably transmit video, audio, data, and power over long distances. In addition, the cables support data rates up to 5 Gbps, 4K/30 DisplayPort video, audio signals simultaneously, and facilitate power delivery up to 60 watts.
Moreover, the cables allow for easy integration. The ultra-flexible cable, with a diameter of 0.26 inches, has a narrow bend radius. This allows for installation in tight spaces. It can also be powered by either the host or the display.
“Extending USB as well as a variety of other signals between hosts and peripheral devices has required multiple cable runs,” Casey Hall, VP of worldwide sales and marketing at Extron, says. Hall adds that the USBC Pro Series packs DisplayPort video, audio, and data transmissions, as well as power, onto a single, active optical USB-C cable. At the same time, it maintains full signal integrity and provides reliable operation in any mission-critical application.
Additionally, the USBC Pro Series offers the benefits of fiber optics with the simplicity of traditional copper cables. Thus, it provides an optimal performance-price combination.
According to Extron, the cables use glass, multimode optical fiber to transmit bidirectional USB 3.2 data, 4K/30 DisplayPort video, and embedded audio signals. The cable circuitry draws minimal power which it receives from either the USB host or peripheral device. Integrated copper wires, including EDID, HDCP and power, carry all other non-bandwidth intensive or low-speed signals.
Thus, the Extron USBC Pro Series cables are highly suitable for professional applications that require reliable USB-C cable connection. The USB-C cables are now available in popular lengths from 12 feet to 30 feet.