Tributaries announced today that it offers a historical first – a passive 10-meter HDMI cable that has been certified by DPL Labs and ISF as offering a true 18Gbps data speed for genuine 4K/60 HDR performance. According to the company, this cable, known as the UHDT Titan Passive, is the longest passive HDMI cable certified by independent testing labs as reliably offering a true 18Gbps level of performance.
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As the industry shifted from analog to digital, new challenges emerged that turned out to be quite vexing. Digital audio/visual files demand high data rates, and new cables needed to be developed in order to pass these signals from source to display.
When HDMI emerged as the pipeline of choice, integrators had a love/hate relationship with it. The greatest challenge with HDMI was distance. Generally speaking, cable lengths in the early days of HDMI needed to be around 3 meters to ensure reliable performance in mission critical situations. But that is unreasonably short in many (most?) installations…and integrators were taking a great risk if their situation required them to run longer cables that that…at least with HDMI.
Active Solutions Emerged, But Are Not Always Ideal
Eventually, solutions began to emerge from technology companies like HDBaseT and others utilizing what some call a balun arrangement. With baluns, you have a box on both ends of the cable in an encode/decode arrangement that require power. This adds to the complexity of the setup, with – in those days – wall wart power supplies – but did provide for longer cable runs.
Now Tributaries offers the perfect solution – a passive, 10-meter (32ft 10in) cable certified to deliver the best signal possible. This makes for a simpler and more reliable installation – a true, set it-and-forget it solution.An All-New Copper Formulation
Tributaries says this innovation is possible thanks to “patented, advanced metallurgical engineering” including an all-new copper formulation with superior high-frequency conduction as compared to standard copper.
Well-known independent testing laboratory DPL Labs has tested the digital performance level of the Titan-10 and awarded it its DPL 4K seal of performance. The Imaging Science Foundation has also tested the cable and verifies its 18g performance.
The Tributaries Titan-10 10-meter passive HDMI cables sell for $395 MSRP.
For more on Tributaries, visit: www.tributariescable.com.