Kramer Electronics has introduced five optical DVI cables, models CFODM/ FODM-33, C-FODM/FODM-66, CFODM/ FODM-98, C-FODM/FODM-164, and the C-FODM/FODM-328, capable of sending DVI signals from 33ft. up to 328ft. without the need for repeaters.
XGA resolution DVI signals typically can travel about 25ft. to 30ft. over copper-based cables before the signal is lost. Kramer”s new fiber-optic cables have converters built-in to each DVI-D connector on the cable. These converters turn the signals into fiber-optic light pulses so that the signals can travel much greater distances. Kramer”s new fiber-optic DVI-D cables come in five pre-cut lengths.
The C-FODM/FODM-33 is 33ft., the C-FODM/FODM-66 is 66ft., the C-FODM/FODM-98 is 98ft., the C-FODM/FODM-164 is 164ft., and the C-FODM/FODM- 328 is 328ft.
Kramer”s new fiber-optic DVI-D cables comply with the DVI standard and support the DDC2B mode. They are very flexible and do not require external power, making them very “installer friendly.” They draw their +5V power on pin 14 from most source devices (some DVI source devices may not supply power on pin 14 and will require an external power adapter). These cables support computer graphics video signals with resolutions of up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz and HDTV signals up to 1080p and can be used with any DVI compatible display. All the cables comply with the HDMI interface standard and are HDCP compliant.