With long-distance video and audio signal transmission with a performance of 18Gbit/s, Sommer Cable’s HI-HOIC is said to provide fail-safe and easy HDMI installation via fibre-optic technology. The cable uses a high-performance fibre-optic construction in a high-flex jacket and is equipped with robust all-metal connectors from the manufacturer’s own brand HICON together with a high-quality chipset made in Germany. Due to its compact diameter of only 4mm, the cable can be laid almost anywhere in a convenient and space-saving way. The optical transmission of the high-speed data is said to work reliably and is also suitable for use in RF-exposed environments.
Convenient (uni-directional) pulling through empty pipes and cable ducts is reportedly guaranteed by the compact micro HDMI D-type connector on the sink side (monitor, beamer, TV). The supplied clip-on pulling device (13.7mm x 10.14mm) gives extra protection to the connector and allows a safe and easy installation. Afterwards, the micro HDMI can be converted to the type-A HDMI standard by means of an interlocking precision adapter attachment with a dovetail guide.
According to the manufacturer, the connection cable provides an error- and loss-free signal transmission with smooth, crystal clear pictures and outstanding sound. It is downwards compatible and supports all previous HDMI formats and standards. Included is an optional USB voltage feed-in adapter but, due to the low current drain of the chipset, it is unlikely to be needed.