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Xantech Intros EX Series HDMI Cables

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Xantech presents the EX series-- high-speed HDMI cables with X-GRIP technology, allowing them to resist up to 4.5kg of pull force, keeping cables securely in place.

Xantech cableDesigned for commercial installers, the EX series cables support all HDMI features, including HDR, 18Gbps transfer rates, resolutions up to UHD and DCI 4K at 60fps in 4:4:4 Chroma sub-sampling, Audio Return Channel, Dolby Surround and more. The line has a solid aluminium internal EMI shielding jacket encasing the entire connector head overlapping the cable's shielding well.

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Platinum Tools Ships VDV MapMaster 3.0 Cable Tester

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InfoComm sees Platinum Tools launch the VD MapMaster 3.0-- a cable testing tool for  Cat-7, Cat-6A, Cat-6, Cat-5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, and Cat-3 shielded and unshielded cables, voice and coax.

MapMaster“Based on the tremendous success of the award-winning VDV MapMaster 2.0, our 3.0 brings continuity testing, mapping, tone generator, and length measurement to the next level in one easy-to-use unit,” the company says. “Whether your jobs are commercial or residential, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 3.0 makes it a best value cable verifier for the professional installer.”

The MapMaster 3.0 identifies and maps 20 locations at one time. It also features a large backlit display, glow-in-the-dark keypad, built-in flashlight and audible beep verification to help installers working in the dark.

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Comprehensive Intros Pro AV/IT HD18 Cables

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company launches the Pro AV/IT HD18G series of 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI over fibre plenum cables designed for system integration and other commercial applications.

Comprehensive cableThe cables offer a low smoke and fire-retardant plenum jacket, as well as UHD, 18G 4K 60 4:4:4 end to end performance, with high-speed, plug-and-play HDMI signal transmission in lengths of up to 33m. Active components in the connectors perform electrical-to-optical conversion, drawing power from the HDMI port.

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Belkin Strengthens USB-C Cable With Kevlar

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Belkin announces an addition to the Mixit DuraTek durable cable line-- a USB-C cable featuring Kevlar-reinforced conductors and double-braided nylon shielding on the outside.

Belkin USB cableThe USB-C cable is certified by both the USB Implementers Forum, and includes a 5-year limited warranty. The length is 1.2m, and it comes in pink, gold, silver and black colours. The Kevlar used in the conductors is the same used in a broad range of industrial and consumer products, while longer, flexible strain-relief absorbs stress from bending, avoiding breakage.

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Wisdom Audio Intros Premium-Quality Interconnects

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Wisdom Audio announces standard and custom interconnect cable kits as part of its high-end audio product lineup, with each kit featuring "oxygen-free" high-conductivity copper conductors.

Wisdom Audio cablesThe cables also promise protection from cracking and wear, as well as high-speed transmission, through high-grade foam polypropylene insulation. A Star-Quad design offers maximum protection against electrostatic interference, and each wire is numbered for ease and efficiency of installation.

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Chord Company Launches Sarum T Cables

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Chord Company presents the Sarum T-- an update on the flagship Sarum cable range featuring Taylon insulated conductors for what the company claims is a major performance upgrade.

Chord Sarum TThe Sarum T range covers analogue and digital cables, and consists of a mains power cable, analogue interconnect with RCA, XLR or DIN terminations, digital interconnect (S/PDIF, AES/EBU or BNC) and speaker cable with banana or spade connections. All make use of Taylon, the proprietary insulation material first seen in the ChordMusic portfolio.

According to the Chord Company, Taylon originates from communications cables used in the material. As a high-tech alternative to PTFE it is phase-stable at room temperatures, and preserves critical timing information when used in audio cables.

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Xantech Debuts EX Series HDMI Cables

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Xantech announces the EX series HDMI cables at ISE 2017, promising a boost in performance, reliability and value for money with 4K 60 4:4:4 resolution capability with 600MHz pixel rate.

Xantech cable The cables distribute HDR video with bandwidth faster than 18Gbps at 4K@50/60 (2160p), or 4x the resolution of 1080p/60 video. In addition all EX series cables feature patented C-Grip locking connector technology able to resist over 4.5kg of force, virtually eliminating truck rolls caused by loose cables.

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