|Ultralink/XLO Announces Premium DVI-D Cables|
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|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 10 October 2003|
Ultralink, a divisions of Ultralink/XLO Products, Inc., is now shipping their Videophile Pro DVI-D dual-link digital video interface cable. The 24-pin male to 24-pin male cable includes a proprietary connector and cable solution for pure digital video transfers. Ultralink's DVI-D solutions are now shipping in pre-terminated lengths from 1 to 10 meters with suggested retail prices from $80 to $220 respectively.
A special Ultralink-designed injection-molded connector and termination method was developed for this difficult-to-manufacture interface. The connector can support ATSC resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 and 24-bit color. Proprietary micro-welding technology is used for the incredibly fine conductors with no foreign metal usage to improve both performance and reliability. Contacts are 24K gold-plated directly to the conductor and are provided on all 24 pins of the dual-link interface for guaranteed and reliable signal transfers.
Unlike analog signals, digital signals are less tolerant of signal loss and noise due to throw distances and interference. Analog video will still produce a picture, albeit one with loss of detail and resolution, after significant signal degradation. But DVI's digital video format will first show "sparkles" or sample fall-out and then, when dropped below a certain point -- no image at all on the display. To insure the longest signal transfer, an ultra low-loss nitrogen-injected dielectric has been specified for the cable. This should ensure the longest signal transfer without signal loss. According to Ultralink, Ultralink's 100 Ohm DVI cable systems are also quad-shielded for maximum protection from EM and RF interference. A virgin PVC outer casing, not only protects the cable, but also facilitates in-wall and conduit installations. As with all Ultralink interconnects, Laboratory Grade 6N (99.99997%) purity copper is used in both conductors and shield.
Engineered for UL/CSA listing, the Videophile Pro DVI-D cables are CL-2/FT-4 rated for the custom installation applications. Standard with all Ultralink cables, a lifetime guarantee is included.