At this year’s BVE, Corning showcased optical cables for connecting video production equipment at high speeds over longer distances.
The company exhibited optical cables by Corning, for the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 communities.
Optical cables by Corning are fast, thin, light and tough, making them suitable for entertainment (audio, video, editing, and photography), machine vision, and education environments. Specifically, they are up to 50 per cent thinner and up to 80 per cent lighter than comparable copper cables, and enable convenient transport at up to 20 GB/s with Thunderbolt 2.
Ildo Medeiro, sales development manager EMEA, Consumer Networks, for Corning, described the cables as “very strong” and explained that it enables customers to work only with a docking station while other equipment can be stored away, preventing noise and heat disturbance. “It minimises the noise footprint and with the optical cable there’s no electromagnetic interference.”
With a ‘zero bend’ radius, Corning’s optical cables can withstand bending, squeezing and tangling without damage or loss of function, making them ideal for the difficult environment of a crowded workspace such as a studio, in a temporary outside location or other broadcast or video production facilities. The cables are available in lengths of 5.5, 10, 30 and 60 metres.