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This icon needs to be broken into a couple explanations, 4K refers to the native resolution of 4K, as described in the icon above. 60Hz refers to the how many frames are shown per second. There are many frame rates, but most common are 24, 25, 30, 50, and 60. The higher the frame rate, the more data. As an example, HDMI 1.4 could handle Ultra HD/4K with 4:4:4 24Hz, as the bitrate 8.91 gigabits/second (Gbps). The same signal at 60Hz comes in at 17.2 Gbps.

4:4:4 refers to the colour compression scheme, called chroma subsampling. Without getting too detailed 4:4:4 means there is no colour compression, thus providing pristine colour accuracy.  Other options are 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 colour compression. For more information on chroma subsampling, head over to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_subsampling

18 Gbps is based on the HDMI 2.0 standard, which was released in 2013. This means that the cable is capable of handling 18 billion bits per second.

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. HDR is a newer advancement in television which enables displays to show a greater range between the black and white levels on a display (called dynamic range). The greater the dynamic range, the more detail one can see in an image. There are various versions of HDR and each one has its pros and cons. The most common forms are HDR10, HDR10+, DolbyVision

AOC is the acronym for Active Optical Cable. Active optical cables use optical fibres to transport data, which is converted from electricity to light. This conversion enables signals to travel significantly greater distances than copper-based cables. AOC uses active electronics, built inside the head of the connector, which requires power (either from the source device or a separate power supply) to convert and transmit the signals.

ARC, or Audio Return Channel, is a feature that started in HDMI 1.4 and allows for audio to transmit from a television to a receiver or other device, as opposed to only sending audio from a source such as a Blu-Ray player to a television or receiver. This is a very useful feature for those “cutting the cord” where off air antennas are used or built-in streaming applications such as Netflix, which allows for a better listening experience by bypassing television speakers, which are usually substandard quality.

High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is the latest version of copyright protection, which is embedded in HDMI and DisplayPort. HDCP 2.2 was released in 2015 and is backwards compatible. Devices requiring HDCP 2.2 must have 2.2 compliant devices from source all the way to the device.

  • Product outline

    Kordz PRS3 Active Optical HDMI Cables are engineered for high performance, installation flexibility and resilience with no external power required. Designed to deliver 18Gbps 4K resolutions over greater distances, each Kordz PRS3 Active Optical HDMI Cable features reinforced internals with magnesium die-cast anti-vibration head shells and gold-plated 3kg retention connectors for optimised permanent installation. Each cable is individually tested in line with the Kordz strict production process and supported with a 5 year warranty.

    • Active Optical Cable (AOC) 7.5m – 20m, 4K/UHD 18Gbps certified by DPL Labs™
    • 18mm wide connector engineered to fit through a 1”/25mm conduit
    • Reinforced internals for superior flexibility and pull strength during installation
    • Light weight & flexible
    • No external power requirements – works just like a 1m HDMI Cable
    • 100% of units tested on the production line for electrical continuity on all pins with additional 4K (2160p/60), 4:4:4, 18 Gbps application test
    • High Speed, all lengths
    • LSZH fire rated
    • Kordz’ product performance guarantee
    • 5 Year Warranty
  • Application

    Video Format Support – Data rate per channel / Aggregate, TMDS Bandwidth

    480i/p, 576i/p: ≤ 540Mbpsc/1.62Gbps, 270MHz
    720p/1080i: 742.5Mbpsc/2.22Gbps, 371.25MHz
    1080p – 8-bit RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4, 10/12-bit 4:2:2 or 4:2:0:
    23.98/24/29.97/30 – 
    742.5Mbpsc/2.22Gbps, 371.25MHz
    50/59.94/60 – 1.485Gbpsc/4.455Gbps, 742.5MHz
    3D-24/30 – 1.485Gbpsc/4.455Gbps, 742.5MHz
    3D-50/60 – 2.97Gbpsc/8.91Gbps, 1.485GHz
    1080p – 10/12/16-bit RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4:
    50/59.94/60fps – 
    1.86-2.97Gbpsc/5.57-8.91Gbps, ≤ 1.485GHz
    2160p (UHD/4K)
    HDMI 1.4b – 8-bit RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4, 10/12-bit 4:2:2 or 4:2:0:
    4096x2160p/24 (SMPTE)
    – 2.97Gbpsc/8.91Gbps, 1.485GHz
    3840x2160p/23.98/24/29.97/30 – 2.97Gbpsc/8.91Gbps, 1.485GHz
    HDMI 2.0 – 8-bit YCbCr 4:2:0:
    2160p*/50/59.94/60 – 2.97Gbpsc/8.91Gbps, 1.485GHz
    HDMI 2.0 mode – 8-bit 4:4:4, 10/12-bit 4:2:2 or 16-bit 4:2:0:
    2160p*/50/59.94/60-2D (CEA-861-F)
    –  5.94Gbpsc/17.82Gbps, 2.97GHz
    2160p*30-3D – 5.94Gbpsc/17.82Gbps, 2.97GHz
    VESA Graphics: Supports all as defined by HDMI 2.0 specification, up to 17.82Gbps
    Color Spaces: RGB, YCbCr, xvYCC, Adobe sRGB, sYCC601, ITU-BT.2020
    Audio Formats Support: PCM 2.0-7.1, DD/DTS HD 7.1, 3D Audio (10.2 | 22.2 | 30.2ch)
    HDMI Audio Return Channel: Supported, System Dependant

  • Technical info

    HDMI CERTIFICATION 7.5m – 20.0m ACTIVE OPTICAL

    DPL Labs Certified Data Rate: 6.0Gbpsc, 17.82Gbps aggregate
    Supported Data Rate: > 6.0Gbpsc,17.82Gbps (4K UHD)
    Supported HDMI Clock: 27-340MHz

    MECHANICAL

    Cable Diameter: 5.00mm±0.2mm / 0.19” Ø
    Mounting Length: 70.0mm/2.76”
    Cable Bend Radius: 20.0mm/0.78”
    Retention Force (nom): 9.8N (1kg / 2.2lbs) +10/-5%

     

    CONSTRUCTION

    TDMS: 4x Polymer Insulated Glass Fibres
    Conductors
    : 32AWG Tinned copper wire
    Insulation on TMDS: Polymer
    Insulation on 4C + HEAC Pairs: Solid Polyolefin ≤ 2.0 relative permittivity
    Shielding Overall: AL/Mylar
    Cable Jacket Material: LSZH Composite, 7.5m-20m lengths
    HDMI Connector Shell: Premium gauge folded steel, 1μ” 24K Gold plated
    HDMI Connector Pins: Solid OFC, 15μ” 24K Gold plated
    Active Technology: Directional, In-shell Optical Light Engine
    Termination: Contactless IR induction soldering
    HDMI Backshells: Orange & Charcoal powder coated with stoving varnish die-cast zinc alloy shell assembly

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PRS3 Series Active Optical HDMI Cable

Kordz Active Optical PRS3 HDMI cables are engineered to deliver 18Gbps 4K resolutions in high performance installations with robust materials and superior manufacturing processes, and no external power required.

Colour options:

  • Length
  • Product Code
  • 7.50m, 24.6ft K36232-0750-CH
  • 10.0m, 32.8ft K36232-1000-CH
  • 12.5m, 41ft K36232-1250-CH
  • 15.0m, 49.2ft K36232-1500-CH
  • 17.5m, 57.4ft K36232-1750-CH
  • 20.0m, 65.6ft K36232-2000-CH
  • 25.0m, 82.0ft K36232-2500-CH
  • 30.0m, 98.4ft K36232-3000-CH

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