Optical USB cables from Corning send data at 5 gigabits per second as far as 30 meters
CORNING, N.Y., 7 May 2014. Corning Inc. is introducing the USB 3.Optical Cables for connecting USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices such as remote consoles in industrial automation settings; digital signage; smart boards, and other applications that can benefit from increased length, strength, and flexibility.
The optical cables can transmit data as quickly as 5 gigabits per second at distances to 30 meters. Compatible with most USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices*, USB 3.Optical Cables extend data transmission beyond the 3-meter limitation of comparable copper cable.
Enabled by Corning ClearCurve VSDN optical fiber, the USB 3.Optical Cables are as much as 50 percent thinner and to 80 percent lighter than comparable copper cables. With a zero-bend radius, they can withstand bending, squeezing, and tangling without damage or loss of function, making them for routing through the harsh environment of a crowded workspace.
USB 3.Optical Cables come in lengths of 10 meters with “A-to-receptacle-A” connectors for maximum flexibility to connect devices with different USB connector form factors, such as B or Micro B with short adapters.
They also will be available in cable lengths of 15 and 30 meters later this year. For more information contact Corning online at www.corning.com.