• C2G expands cabling options for digital signage

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U.K.-based high-performance cabling and connectivity solutions provider C2G today announced it has extended its portfolio of digital signage solutions.

The company said it aims to support the needs of today's businesses and education settings by combining existing architecture with the latest technologies in digital signage solutions and multiple options for signal extension. C2G's portfolio of digital signage solutions supports analog and digital distribution options with its TruLink products: the A/V over Cat5 line which includes analogue, or VGA, and digital, or HDMI, over Cat5, and High Speed HDMI over Active Optical Cable.

TruLink VGA over Cat5 extends VGA and audio signals up to 152 meters over Cat5, Cat5e or Cat6 cables without signal degradation, the company said. This solution is compatible with any operating system and requires no drivers or software. The transmitter and receiver are available in interchangeable wall plate or box form factors, allowing users to choose the design best suited for the digital signage application. This product line is currently available in VGA, VGA + 3.5mm audio, VGA + 3.5mm audio + RS232, single port, and 4-port.

TruLink HDMI over Cat5 is the newest addition to the portfolio offered by C2G. This solution extends HDMI signals up to 91 meters over a solid conductor, Cat5e or Cat6 cables without signal degradation, the company claims. It is compatible with any operating system and requires no drivers or software. Power can be delivered from a single power supply placed at either the transmitter or receiver end. This solution utilizes HDBaseT technology and provides digital connectivity options that can be combined with existing analog solutions such as VGA, VGA + 3.5mm audio, and VGA + 3.5mm audio + RS232 for installations where both analog and digital signals are required.

TruLink High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cable provides another option for transmitting high definition signals over long distances. The TruLink HDMI AOC provides several unique advantages over copper cabling, the company said. The cable diameter is much smaller and more flexible than copper, providing easy installation for tight, in-wall spaces. The fiber strand construction reduces the risk of EMI/RFI, so performance is stable and is intended for use in data centers, surgical theaters, manufacturing facilities, and any other applications where a reliable, high-resolution display over a distance up to 20 meters is critical. The cable supports full 1080p resolution in 10 meter and 20 meter lengths and will soon be available in lengths up to 100 meters, the company said.

"The variety of options for extending and distributing analog and digital A/V signals makes it easier for everyone to address current and future needs with reliable and flexible solutions," said Jamie Pratt, managing director for C2G EMEA.

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