New C2G AOCs Are Perfect for Extending HDMI Signals in Education, Commercial, and High-Interference Applications Requiring High-Speed HDMI Features and Video Resolutions Up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 Hertz
DAYTON, Ohio — Nov. 1, 2022 — C2G today announced its new Performance Series High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables (AOC). Available in 12 different lengths from 15 feet to up to 300 feet, they’re perfect for applications requiring high-speed HDMI features and video resolutions up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 hertz. Examples include classrooms, meeting rooms, and other commercial applications, as well as high-interference environments such as data centers, surgical theaters, or manufacturing facilities, where high-resolution and consistent displays are critical. The series features support for HDMI 2.0, a plenum-rated jacket, integrated finger grips on the connectors for easy insertion and removal, gripping connector shell for two times greater port retention, gold-plated connectors for increased electrical conductivity and enhanced durability, and directional cable with source connector labeled and tagged to easily differentiate from the labeled display connector.
“Cabling is the foundation of every installation and requires solid, reliable, and powerful solutions that will last for years and years,” said Robert Mays, Associate Product Marketing Manager, C2G, A Brand of Legrand. “We have engineered our HDMI AOCs with quality components to give a robust design and enhanced performance, ideal for installation needs that are beyond the length limitations of standard HDMI copper cabling. In addition, they’re thoroughly tested and are backed by our industry-leading warranty, so installers never have to worry.”
C2G’s Performance Series High Speed HDMI AOCs also feature a thicker wire gauge and Kevlar®, improving the cable’s pull strength and overall structural integrity. The shielding in these cables optimizes the EMC, preventing unwanted electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharges, thereby contributing to the long-term reliability of the connected system. The cable jacket meets the fire code requirements for installation within plenum spaces, like a dropped ceiling. The AOC draws power from the HDMI source device. If additional power is needed, an integrated USB-C power pigtail is included on the display end to offer an external power option to maximize compatibility. The use of HDMI 2.1-grade components in the cable confidently improves the operation of HDMI 2.0 applications — enhancing video experiences with higher resolutions, increased speeds, and sharper images at distances far beyond traditional HDMI cabling.
Extensive compatibility and verification tests have been done with various source devices and displays to validate that these HDMI AOCs will withstand real-world applications and scenarios. HDMI AOCs can only run in one direction. The connectors have molded labeling for source and display, so there is no confusion with this directional cable. The source connector end also has a tag on the cable as an extra reminder.
Most importantly, these fully functional, high-bandwidth cables are backed by a lifetime warranty rather than the one to three years that is common in the industry. This lifetime warranty is an industry-leading C2G initiative designed to offer peace of mind, which is especially important in commercial installations where durability and reliability are crucial.
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When you need reliable connections, be sure to turn to C2G and our high-performance cabling and connectivity solutions. We’ve grown into respectable players in the IT and AV industries, though we still retain our scrappy vibe from the early days. And we’re not above having the occasional mascot. (We miss you, Cable Guy and Captain Connector!)
That’s what you get with C2G — an incredible focus on delivering unique, value-added solutions along with a singular commitment to creating lasting, dependable partnerships. It’s not unheard of for executives to be seen repackaging products in shipping or for a sales rep to hand-deliver a rush order when unusual circumstances arise. We’ve been that way since our founders ditched their 1984 Salem Mall PC resell store in Ohio to focus on expanding the custom cables they made in the back that were selling like hotcakes.
We use premium components and the latest technologies to keep pace with the fast-moving changes in AV technology. Quality is so important to us; we have our own manufacturing plant to ensure our products meet our demanding expectations. We put our cable performance second to none and make sure we comply with industry specifications across RoHS, R.E.A.C.H., and WEEE. Check out our 7,000+ stocked solutions or ask about custom kits. Seriously, let’s get connected.
About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential markets make it a benchmark for customers worldwide. The Group harnesses technological and societal trends with lasting impacts on buildings with the purpose of improving life by transforming the spaces where people live, work, and meet with electrical, digital infrastructures, and connected solutions that are simple, innovative, and sustainable. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and responsible growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings — including products with enhanced value in use (faster-expanding segments: datacenters, connected offerings, and energy efficiency programs). Legrand reported sales of €7.0 billion in 2021. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is notably a component stock of the CAC 40 and CAC 40 ESG indexes. (Code ISIN FR0010307819). www.legrand.us
Photo Caption: C2G Performance Series High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables.