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Cable Matters Launches Ultra High Speed Fiber Optic HDMI® Cable for Next-Gen Gaming

The active optical cable provides extra distance and supports 8K video as specified in HDMI 2.1

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, March 30, 2021  

Cable Matters®, an industry-leading supplier of connectivity solutions, today launched an active optical HDMI® cable designed for next-generation gaming and media. The Cable Matters Active HDMI Fiber Optic Cable is one of the longest certified Ultra High Speed HDMI cables on the market with full 8K 60Hz and 4K 120Hz resolution support as specified in HDMI 2.1. 

HDMI 2.1 opens up a new world of possibilities by more than doubling the bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0 standard. With 48Gbps of bandwidth, HDMI 2.1 features support for ultra high resolution 8K video and blazing-fast 4K 120Hz refresh rates. But one thing has been missing from the HDMI ecosystem: Longer cables.

With the increased bandwidth as specified in HDMI 2.1, traditional copper cables do not cut it at longer distances. Unlike older HDMI standards, 48Gbps HDMI cables can only be so long before the signal integrity suffers – usually around 3 meters at normal thickness. This can be problematic for gamers and home theater enthusiasts who need to connect distant 8K A/V equipment and game consoles.

The fiber optic HDMI cable utilizes active optical modules developed by Silicon Line to enable long-distance connectivity without the need for external power. Gamers and film buffs can enjoy unmatched HDMI performance without bandwidth loss or signal degradation. The cable is available in a 5-meter and 10-meter length, providing maximum flexibility for every media center or gaming setup.

The optical fiber HDMI cable is Designed for Xbox with extensive testing for compatibility with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The cable is also compatible with other HDMI devices and 4K and 8K televisions. It is certified under the Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable Certification Program.

“This active optical HDMI cable is the first on the market Designed for Xbox,” said Cable Matters President and CEO Jeff Jiang. “The innovative fiber optic technology provides unmatched 8K and 4K 120Hz performance for competitive and casual gamers alike.”

The Cable Matters Active HDMI Fiber Optic Cable is just one entry in Cable Matters’ line of 8K video products, representing Cable Matters’ commitment to providing innovative connectivity solutions for the latest in cutting edge consumer electronics.

 

About Cable Matters

Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. Cable Matters offers first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and Japan.

Cable Matters® is a registered trademark of Cable Matters Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, Ultra High Speed HDMI, Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable Certification Program, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox “Sphere” Design, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

 

Media Contact:

Sarah White

Phone: 508-460-1560

Email: press@cablematters.com

 

 


Cable Matters Launches First Thunderbolt™ 4 Cable in a 6.6-foot length

Cable Matters cable pushes the limits of new Thunderbolt™ 4 technology

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, February 5, 2021

Cable Matters®, an industry-leading supplier of connectivity solutions, today launched the first 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 4 cable in a 2-meter/6.6-foot length – the longest Thunderbolt 4 cable length available on the market.

The Cable Matters Thunderbolt™ 4 Cable – 6.6 Feet combines the latest in Thunderbolt technology with a repeater chipset to push the length limits of the latest Thunderbolt standard. Existing passive cables lack protection from signal degradation at longer distances and typically max out at around 0.8 meters/2.6 feet. Cable Matters’ cable uses a repeater chipset to boost the signal, preventing signal degradation and overcoming the cable length limit. The cable is manufactured by Lintes Technology Co., Ltd., and sold by Cable Matters.

“Cable Matters Thunderbolt 4 cable is the first on the market in a 6.6-foot length,” said Jeff Jiang, President of Cable Matters. “Cable Matters is committed to bringing innovative products to market featuring the latest in consumer electronics technology. This cable will allow consumers to enjoy all Thunderbolt 4 has to offer at distances unmatched by existing cables.” 

Consumers can take full advantage of Thunderbolt 4’s guaranteed 40Gbps of bandwidth for demanding devices – including multiple 4K monitors or one 8K monitor – up to 100W of charging power for power-hungry devices, and support for a variety of peripherals like docking stations and external hard drives – all at distances not possible with traditional passive cables.

“Thunderbolt 4 delivers industry-leading capabilities for connecting computers to data, video and power with simplicity, reliability, and great performance.  Now, Cable Matters provides the much-desired added flexibility of enabling greater distance as well,“ said Jason Ziller, Intel Client Connectivity Division General Manager

The Thunderbolt 4 cable also fully supports USB4™, and is both Thunderbolt 4 and USB-IF certified. The cable can take advantage of the latest USB standard, offering up to 40Gbps bandwidth, up to 100W Power Delivery charging, and DisplayPort and PCIe Tunneling – depending on host and device capabilities. The cable is also backward compatible with USB 3, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3.

The Cable Matters Thunderbolt 4 Cable is one of the first entries in Cable Matters’ line of Thunderbolt 4 products, representing Cable Matters’ commitment to providing innovative connectivity solutions for the latest in cutting-edge consumer electronics.

                                                                                    

About Cable Matters

Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. Cable Matters offers first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and Japan.

Cable Matters® is a registered trademark of Cable Matters Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Media Contact:

Sarah White

Phone: 508-460-1560

Email: press@cablematters.com

 

 


Cable Matters Launches USB-C® Video Adapter Supporting 8K Resolution

USB-C Video Adapter is among the first to support 8K video as specified in HDMI® 2.1

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, January 5, 2021  

Cable Matters®, an industry-leading supplier of connectivity solutions, today launched one of the first USB-C® video adapters on the market to support the 8K resolution as specified in HDMI® 2.1. The Cable Matters USB-C Video Adapter extends USB-C’s versatility to drive the latest 8K and 4K 120Hz displays.

The adapter fills a growing demand for high resolution, high refresh rate video over USB-C. While there are many adapters on the market, few of them support blazing-fast 4K 120Hz displays or ultra high resolution 8K displays as specified in HDMI 2.1. Most existing adapters lack support for more advanced features.

Cable Matters’ new adapter supports 8K video as specified in HDMI 2.1. The adapter offers more than 2.5x the bandwidth of older models – enough to drive 8K displays at 30Hz and 4K displays at up to 120Hz without any loss in picture quality – all though the versatile USB-C connector commonly found on laptops, smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.

“Cable Matters’ USB-C video adapter is among the first to offer 8K performance as specified in HDMI 2.1 over USB-C,” said Cable Matters President and CEO Jeff Jiang. “As USB-C and display resolutions beyond 4K become ubiquitous, customers can trust Cable Matters to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions at the cutting edge of consumer electronics.”

The adapter is ideal for portability. Its sleek design and small form factor enable it to fit in a laptop or tablet carrying case. Cable Matters will launch a USB-C Video Cable supporting 8K as specified in HDMI 2.1 in early 2021. The cable is perfect for a more permanent installation in a home office or entertainment center.

Both products utilize the Cayenne family of USB-C video interfaces created by Synaptics®. The Cayenne chipset provides advanced video features like HDR, ultra high definition resolutions, and fast refresh rates in a secure, universal, low-cost, and low-power design.

“Synaptics’ Cayenne chipset enables companies like Cable Matters to provide reliable, high-bandwidth video solutions that push the performance envelope,” said Synaptics Senior Marketing Director for Video Interface Products, Jeff Lukanc. “We are proud to work with Cable Matters to bring the industry’s first converter chipset supporting 8K as specified in HDMI 2.1 to market with a leading brand in the consumer electronics industry.”

The Cable Matters USB-C Video Adapter and Cable are just a few entries in Cable Matters’ line of 8K video products, representing Cable Matters’ commitment to providing innovative connectivity solutions for the latest in cutting edge consumer electronics.

                                                                                    

About Cable Matters

Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and Japan.

Cable Matters® is a registered trademark of Cable Matters Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, Ultra High Speed HDMI, Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable Certification Program, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.

 

Media Contact:

Sarah White

Phone: 508-460-1560

Email: press@cablematters.com