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Kramer Debuts Locking HDMI Connector

New connector makes HDMI cables more secure.

Kramer Electronics recently announced a new HDMI connector that resists accidental disconnections. Called the K-Lock, the new connector requires as much as 15 pounds (6.8 kg) of force in order to be pulled from a standard HDMI socket.

The pro AV industry is familiar with the challenges arising while using HDMI cables, even in the simplest installation. The tendency of lower gauge (thicker) cables to weigh down the cable connector and pull it out of the socket can cause embarrassing dropouts and signal loss, often at the worst times. Even the slightest tension can result in signal loss, and when it comes to longer distances, the chances for signal loss are even higher.

K-Lock is equipped with small springs on the surface of the connector that hold the cable firmly in place. K-Lock connectors are available on Kramer’s C-HM/HM, C-HM/HM/ETH, C-HM/HM/PRO, C-HM/HM/FLAT/ETH, C-MHM/MHM, C-MHMA/MHMA and other Kramer HDMI cables in retail packaging.