Reckoning AV Technology on Fiber Cabling

The modern world relies on technology and AV is a huge part of it besides IoT. With technical improvement over the years, Audio-Visual over the internet or AV has also improved. We use AV in our daily lives, workspace, broadcast technology, and many other aspects. So, we are reckoning AV technology on fiber cabling.

A study done back in 2005 revealed office desk space interactions reduced from 89 percent to 25 percent. Most of the techy discussions are done in meetings and it had a similar effect on education.

Entertainment at the current world is mainly sourced via the internet and even educational curriculums are 93% more effective when it is done online. All these recalls for extended bandwidth and AV falls into the column.

The Superbowl LIII in Atlanta was broadcasted by CBS. The second week of this NFL was broadcasted with 8k cameras. These are the kind of things that are going to work as a mainstream medium of AV technology in the coming days, as we have access to more tech in our hands.

Transmitting a large scale of data is possible due to the improved fiber cablings and types that suit every workload. Nonetheless, bandwidth or insertion loss is always something kept in mind.

Sourcing large amounts of data to display as visual and audio are in the need of perfect technical alignment to work together. We have the equipment to support this intense experience today.

Superior bandwidth transmission requires a lot more fiber cables than the mainstream media. There are advantages to that. Broadcasting 4k or 8k video over the internet with lower latency acting as the sweet spot is one of the most exciting features of the modern world internet.

The technology is now widely adopted. But it has some limitations like for instance, distance and it calls for huge measurement in this field. Every 100m or so the signal needs to be boosted to get picked up by the next station of equipment.

Inerrability is low and requires a separate infrastructure. The number of devices that support this huge deal of bandwidth and utilize properly is not available on every hand yet. Thus, making it quite costly and tags it as an ambitious project.

Types of fiber cables are chosen carefully for each project. Large broadcast requires more cabling infrastructure than regular ones. For bundling purposes, Cat 6 is a good choice and Cat 5e can mostly get the job done in a simpler workspace. It is also recommended by HDBaseT Alliance.

But for large-scale programs Cat 6 or Cat 6A is recommended by the manufactures, as they are more resistant to stress and can work flawlessly with a larger load. Cat 7 and Cat 7A are also available alongside proprietary cables, nonetheless.

Recommended Cat 6A has 20.9 dB per IL at 100Mhz transmission for 500 MHz specific bandwidth in ANSI/TIA-568-C.8 and ISO 11801. The approximate cost of relative installation becomes 1.5X greater than low-cost infrastructure with superior quality.

There is ABC’s of cabling system implementing the listing:

  • A for Application
  • B for Bandwidth
  • C for Connectors
  • D for Distance and
  • E for EMI

This infrastructure follows major factors so the current generation of technology can take advantage of it. 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition) and 8K resolution with reduced power consumption that is great for the environment and at the same time acts as state-of-the-art technology.

Cat 6A can transmit 10 Gb/ 500 MHz, making it the ideal candidate suited for similar projects with good performance metrics and reliability. HDBaseT global standard recommendation follows up with the same suggestion for the large category and superior broadcasting or AV tech.

There is a fiber infrastructure around modern AV technology. It is not just bulk cables. There are also different types of special cables, connectors, tools, transceivers, patch cords, premade cables, and signal distribution electronics. So, having proper equipment and instruments that are future proof is a great idea. It is not only 4K and 8K that fiber brings to the table. There are tons of other benefits with the upcoming 800G.