November 19, 2012, by PSW Staff
Atlona announced that it is shipping new LinkConnect Plenum HDMI cables. Available in lengths of 25, 35, 50, and 75 feet, the cables combine the legendary performance of Atlona’s LinkConnect line with the stringent UL certification required for installation in plenum and riser air spaces.
The plenum space above drop ceilings and under raised floors is the optimal place for routing HDMI cables. However, due to the hazards of smoke inhalation in the event of a fire, the National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies the use of plenum-certified cables in these spaces, which can withstand high temperatures without giving off significant fumes.
To meet this requirement, Atlona’s LinkConnect Plenum HDMI cables offer a CMP-certified Kynar jacket for a temperature rating to 125°C.
Offering a high 4.95-Gbps bandwidth, LinkConnect Plenum HDMI cables utilize 24AWG copper conductors to ensure reliable signal transmission, especially with higher resolutions, color depths, and refresh rates. As HDMI signals become attenuated at longer distances, the 50- and 75-foot versions utilize an advanced signal enhancer chipset to eliminate speckles and dropouts for crystal clear images.
“Atlona was the first company to manufacture plenum HDMI cables, and with our latest LinkConnect offering, we’ve again raised the bar on safety and performance,” said Ilya Khayn, president and CEO, Atlona. “Many other HDMI cables that claim to be for plenum spaces are Teflon based and are only certified to 75°C, which most American certification labs say will not meet UL CMP certification.
“In addition, their thinner 26AWG copper conductors can’t handle the high demands of high-resolution computer sources. Due to their location, plenum cables are expensive to replace, so you want to ensure the highest quality the first time — that can only be found with LinkConnect.”
LinkConnect Plenum HDMI cables support resolutions to 1080p and 1920x1200, pass-through for all 3D formats, and audio up to Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master audio. For the best signal, triple-shielding protects against EM and RF interference, while 24K gold tight-fit connectors provide corrosion resistance for improved connectivity.
The LinkConnect Plenum HDMI cables are available now at authorized dealers and distributors.