KanexPro announces what they are calling the Active Optical Cable (AOC) — an HDMI 2.0 cable with Ethernet up to 18 Gbps. The Active Optical Cable accepts the same electrical inputs as traditional copper cables and instead utilizes optical fiber between the connectors to extend HDMI signals with zero loss or latency.
The Active Optical Cable (AOC) from KanexPro specs say uncompressed 4K resolutions with 32 audio channels for multi-dimensional immersive audio with up to 1536 kHz sample frequency for high-quality audio. Available in lengths of 30 meters, 50 meters or 100 meters, the Active Optical Cable has an integrated USB connector to draw power from the display and dynamic synchronization of video and audio streams. KanexPro says the cable supports sub-sampling rates of 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 YUC with deep color and HDR, the AOC is resistant to EMI and RF interference to provide users with noise-free video and audio. The Active Optical Cable is HDCP compliant and supports wide angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio, 3D and 4Kx2K.