Active Optical Cables use both copper and fiber conductors, for reliable long-distance transmission over a lighter and more flexible cable
No external power required
Orange+Black PVC housing with gold-plated connector
Active Optical Cables or AOC’s are directional because of the conversions that are done at the HDMI heads
AOC’s provide much higher bandwidth capabilities than stranded copper cables and at farther distances
AOC’s can also reduce materials needed for installation by providing an alternative to running fiber cable to individual HDMI cables over fiber baluns
AOC's provide much more resistance to electromagnetic interference as well as lower latency because of signals being transmitted at the speed of light.