Extron Shipping DisplayPort Optical Cables that Deliver 8K Signals up to 150 Feet


1 July 2020

Extron announces the availability of the DP Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for the ultra high-speed transmission of DisplayPort 1.4 signals. They support data rates up to 32.4 Gbps, video resolutions up to 8K/30 @ 4:4:4, HDR, EDID, HDCP, and CEC, as well as 32 channels of audio. These active cables draw ultra-low power from the connected source or display device. At just 0.18″ (4.7 mm) in diameter, the narrow bend radius cable construction facilitates easy installation in tight spaces, including plenum air spaces. The cable supports 8K video signals over long distances up to 150 feet (45.7 meters). Offering the benefits of fibre optics with the simplicity of traditional copper cable, the DP Pro Plenum Series provides the best combination of price and performance.

“Our customers wanted a high-performance DisplayPort solution for sending 8K video over extended distances that didn’t require transmitters and receivers for every endpoint,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Extron. “DP Pro Plenum Series cables are a high-performance solution that conveniently supports the 32.4 Gbps data rate required to transport DisplayPort 1.4 video and maintain uncompromised signal quality.”

The DP Pro Plenum Series uses glass multimode fibre, which allows for use in high-interference environments such as data centres and manufacturing facilities. Built-in active circuitry converts the incoming electrical signal into an optical signal on one end and back into an electrical signal on the other. Non-bandwidth intensive or low-speed signals are carried on the integrated copper wires, including EDID, HDCP, CEC, and 3.3 V power. DP Pro Plenum Series cables provide the best combination of performance and price for applications that require direct, long-distance signal connections.


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