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Ideal Networks Tester Analyzes Cat 6 Cables in 7 Seconds

Ideal Networks LanTEK IV is a tester integrators can use to test copper and fiber cabling networks.

Robert Archer · July 05, 2019

Texas Bills Require Electrical License to Pull PoE [UPDATED]

Two bills in the Texas legislature would require any wiring carrying more than 50 watts to be pulled by a licensed electrician only. UPDATE: Both bills stuck in committee as Texas legislature adjourned.

Jason Knott · June 24, 2019

Chromis Fiberoptics Targets Resi Market with Plastic Optical Fiber

Long-time OEM Chromis Fiberoptics moves to the forefront with its own branded GigaPOF active optical cables with tight bend radius and 100lb pull strength.

Jason Knott · March 19, 2018

Legrand Active Copper HDMI Cables Carry 4K Up to 50 Feet

Legrand’s Active Copper HDMI cables support the transmission of formats such as 4K, HDR and Audio Return Channel as far as 50 feet.

Robert Archer · March 16, 2018

Monster to pay $10M+ for Super Bowl Ad Depicting Life of Noel Lee

Monster is paying millions for a 60-second Super Bowl commercial featuring the life of founder Noel Lee to launch a new line of headphones and speakers. Rock, pop, country and hip hop artists are featured.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2018

FIBBR Ultra 8K Fiber Optic HDMI Cable Claims 56Gbps 8K HDR

At CES 2018, FIBBR unveils Ultra 8K, an ISF-certified fiber optic HDMI cable, claiming 56Gbps bandwidth up to 50 meters.

Jason Knott · January 17, 2018

Metra Ethereal 4K HDMI Cables Offer 18Gbps Data Rate, HDR Support.

Metra Home Theater Group’s new Ethereal MHX and MHY cables employ new design concepts that enable the products to carry 4K signals over longer distances.

Robert Archer · December 20, 2017

Strip Virtually Any Wire with Just One Hand using Platinum’s New Self-Adjusting Strippers

Installers can strip virtually any wire, no matter the gauge, with a single hand using the new self-adjusting Minim and Maxim wire strippers from Platinum Tools.

CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017

Metra Explains ‘Truth’ about HDMI 2.1

Calling some manufacturers claims ‘flat-out lies,’ Metra Home Theater Group addresses HDMI cable length for transmitting 4K signals in white paper and video.

Jason Knott · December 01, 2017

HDMI 2.1 Spec Officially Released: A Primer

HDMI 2.1 spec calls for 48GHz bandwidth supporting HDR, wider color gamut, 8K @ 60Hz, 4K @120Hz and 10K for commercial applications.

Robert Archer · November 29, 2017