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New Cables from Straight Wire Include Locking High-Speed HDMI Solutions

Straight Wire's new CHL HDMI cables feature CL-rated jackets and bandwidth capabilities that meet 18Gbps specifications.

Straight Wire SWTS Toslink cable.
Robert Archer · September 7, 2016

With more than 30 years of engineering experience, the Florida company Straight Wire has learned a few things about building reliable, trouble-free cabling products. 

During CEDIA 2016, Straight Wire will show its latest products: the CHL-Locking Plug HDMI and SWTS Toslink cabling solutions. 

The CHL-Locking Plug HDMI cables are available in lengths ranging from .6 meters all the way up to 10 meters, and Straight Wire explains the cables feature precision internal windings, short-plug bodies, locking connector tabs and active correction circuitry on cables longer than 4 meters. 

Straight Wire also points out the CHL-Locking Plug HDMI cables are manufactured with tight tolerences that are highlighted by minimal variation from the 100-ohm standard regardless of the length, and the cables also feature CL-rated jackets and are certified to support 18Gbps.

The SWTS Toslink cable is available in lengths ranging from 1 meter to 10 meters, and the products incorporate a .6-inch tapered body plug with internal strain relief, along with reinforcement fibers for added durability, and a flexible black jacket. 

According to Straight Wire, the SWTS Toslink's small body and strain relief allow for bend radius of almost 2.4-inches. The cables' internal Kevlar fibers are said to ensure the fiber cable will not be damaged when bending at angles approaching 90 degrees, and Straight Wire backs the line with a lifetime, limited warranty. 

CEDIA 2016 attendees can see the CHL-Locking Plug HDMI and SWTS Toslink cables in booth 5334. 

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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