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CES 2016: Single-cable solution for 8K video transmission developed by Panasonic

By Bryan Chan & Ng Chong Seng - on 6 Jan 2016, 2:43pm

CES 2016: Single-cable solution for 8K video transmission developed by Panasonic

(Image source: Panasonic.)

Panasonic today announced that it has developed a single cable and connector solution that enables the transmission of uncompressed full-spec 8K video signals. The current method uses four HDMI cables to carry the signals and combines them to create an 8K picture.

To achieve this single-cable and connector feat, Panasonic worked with KAI Photonics Co., Ltd., a venture from Japan’s Keio University. Connector-equipped cables that adopt “plastic optical fiber and its connection technology using ballpoint-pen type interconnect” are developed; and by applying Panasonic’s technology for the multi-level modulation of broadband signals, the bandwidth on the cable can exceed 100Gbps.

Panasonic expects 8K devices to become popular in the B2B market, and is aiming to make this connector cable technology an international standard.

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Source: Panasonic.