Celerity Technologies: Celerity Technologies develops high
performance, easy to use fiber optic products for residential and commercial AV
systems. Celerity's first breakthrough innovation, Universal Fiber Optic HDMI
has become successful with professional AV installers for single and multi-room
video systems. Celerity's sleek, thin fiber optic cable with detachable HDMI
connectors and high bandwidth makes it easy for installation and provides the
ultimate video performance.
Universal Fiber Optic (UFO) HDMI Cable: Celerity's
Universal Fiber Optic (UFO) HDMI cable is designed to solve the installer's and
home owner's common problems with long distance HDMI and concealed installations
in home and business applications. The Celerity Universal Fiber Optic (UFO)
HDMI cable is an easy-to-use, secure connection for home video distribution,
conference room presentation systems, classroom projection systems, and wherever
an ultra high definition video display is located. Fiber optics provides the speed and
bandwidth needed for the best picture quality for high definition video at
lengths up to 1000'; supporting the long distances required in many commercial
and consumer video solutions.
Fiber Optics Benefit: Celerity's fiber optic technology
converts HDMI into light signals that support today's ultra-high definition
bandwidth demands of 4K, as well a multi-channel audio. Fiber optics work great
for sending digital signals which include audio, video and data information.
These signals travel faster and farther without degradation over fiber optics,
versus copper. There is no loss of signal over long distance and no EMI
interference which makes Celerity UFO the best choice for point-to-point and
distributed high definition video connections. Celerity UFO HDMI offers the best
picture and sound quality without and interference or loss of signal integrity.
Zero Interference: Celerity Universal Fiber Optic (UFO)
HDMI cables do not pick up interference nor do they create interference to your
entertainment system. As all of the signals being carried are optical light
signals, they are completely immune to interference and electronic noise.
Because Fiber Optic is EMI free, it can be installed with multiple cable pulls.
HDMI 2.0 Specification: Celerity's Universal Fiber Optic (UFO) meets HDMI
2.0 specification (up to 1000') with support of 18Gbps high bandwidth speed transmission,
4K/60Hz ultra high definition video, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 4:4:4 color
supsampling, HDCP 2.2, and high resolution multichannel audio. Celerity fiber optic cables deliver crisp detail, high
brightness, and the wide range of colors as originally intended by the video
engineers during mastering.
- 18Gbps + 4K/60Hz UHD: HDMI 2.0 significantly increases
bandwidth to 18Gbps for 4K ultra high definition video. Celerity's UFO cables support up to 4K
(3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per
second. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range
Video) provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater
detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a
greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater
contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image,
from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: Celerity UFO also supports
RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling. With 4:4:4
color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at
the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video
sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color
accuracy and detail.
- HDMI Data Support: Celerity Fiber Optic HDMI supports Display
Data Channel (DDC), High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP 2.2),
and Extended Display Information Data (EDID) - ensuring a reliable HDMI
connection. HDCP 2.2 fully complies with the latest copyright protection
standard for 4K video transmission.
- High Resolution Multichannel Audio: Celerity UFO
supports lossless high resolution multichannel audio - including Dolby
Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS HD.
- Audio Return Channel (ARC): Celerity is the world's first
fiber optic HDMI cable to support Audio Return Channel (ARC). ARC offers the
benefit of requiring no additional cables to send sound from a TV to the home AV
system for playback through the speakers in the room. For rooms with in-wall,
in-ceiling or bookshelf speakers, ARC improves the audio experience tremendously
without the need for additional cables or other accessories.
Detachable HDMI Connectors: The Celerity Universal Fiber Optic (UFO) cable includes two detachable
6' HDMI cable adapters that are easily
attached on each end of the cable using the included UFO couplers, after
pre-wiring. The Celerity proprietary UFO connectors on each end of the Celerity
Universal Fiber Optic cable connect to these detachable HDMI adapters via the included
UFO couplers. The HDMI adapters are terminated by standard full-size male HDMI
connectors that plug into your source and display
devices. This detachable connector design is so that the Celerity fiber optic
cable between components can be easily installed in tight, hidden spaces and in
conduit when required.
Note: Celerity recommends that their cables are connected directly
between a source and display for best results. Celerity cannot guarantee the
performance and specifications when an HDMI adapter or coupler is used with
their UFO cables.
Bi-Directional Cable w/ Directional Connectors: The Celerity UFO cable
may be installed from any location between a source and display without the
burden of ensuring the cable is in the correct direction. Celerity UFO is
designed that each end of the UFO fiber cable acts as a precision optical
pathway. Once the Celerity UFO cable has been installed the UFO cable is ready
for connection of the detachable HDMI connectors at the source and display
location. Theses detachable HDMI connectors are directional. Ensure the included
detachable HDMI connector marked "T" is located at the source component. Ensure
that the fiber optic plug and detachable HDMI connector marked "R" is located at
the video display.
Power Requirements: The Celerity Universal Fiber Optic (UFO)
cable is very efficient as its power needs are limited to very low levels. Power
at the source component (TX/transmit) is drawn from the source HDMI connector
using the HDMI "hot plug". At the display (RX/receive), power is easily
connected via a USB port on the TV and with the attached USB power cable (19" in
length) which is wired into the Celerity detachable HDMI connector.
Note: In rare cases where insufficient power may be
supplied, connecting the TX (transmitter) USB connector to a power source is
required. The required specification is 5V 1000mA, 50/60Hz 120-240VAC.
LED Indicators: The Celerity Universal Fiber Optic (UFO)
cable includes an LED indicator at each end on the supplied detachable HDMI
connectors. These tiny LEDs are really important and convenient. They let you
know that the Celerity UFO cable is properly working from end-to-end.
Easy Installation + Plenum Rated: Celerity Detachable Fiber
Optic (UFO) cables are thin, flexible, and easily hidden; plus feature detachable HDMI connectors making it very easy for professional AV technicians
and DIY customers to install the fiber optic cable in walls, ceilings, and small
conduit runs. All Celerity Fiber Optic cables are plenum rated and UL certified
as Optical Fiber Non-Conductive Plenum (OFNP) for safe in-wall
installation in your home, office, or building. There are no complicated fiber
terminations, special tools, and testing required. And no extenders, baluns or
amplifiers are needed either. The Fiber Optic Cable has a pull strength of 60
Durable & Flexible Jack: Inside the Celerity Universal Fiber
Optic (UFO) HDMI cable's jacket is a woven layer of very strong yarn to provide
durability and pulling strength. The yarn, known as "strength members", protects
the tiny, optical glass fibers. The cable jack is also flexible with a bend
radius of 0.2" (5mm), which is approximately the diameter of a pencil.
Available Lengths: The Celerity Universal Fiber Optic (UFO)
cable is available in 35', 40, 50', 60', 80', 100', 130, and 160' lengths (as
well as special order lengths up to 1000').