VIVIFY has introduced the Xenos W35, a new active fiber optic cable that can deliver a high-quality 48 Gbps HDMI signal over long distances with support for up to 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz resolutions. Three lengths are available, including a black version of the cable that measures up to 50 ft, although users can request customizable lengths of up to 164 ft, according to VIVIFY’s press release. VIVIFY says that the Xenos W35 is currently available for pre-order at $42 USD (15 ft/4.5 m), $57 USD (32 ft/10 m), and $72 USD (50 ft/15 m), but the 15 ft and 50 ft options already seem to be in stock at Amazon.
XENOS W35 Specifications
|Product name||XENOS W35 (Black)||XENOS W35 (White)|
|Material||Fiber Optic||Fiber Optic|
|Cable Length||32ft (10M), 50ft (15M)||15ft (4.5M)|
|Bandwidth||48 Gbps||48 Gbps|
|Image / Video Support||8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz|
|8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz|
|Audio Support||Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)|
Dolby 7.1 surround sound
|Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)|
Dolby 7.1 surround sound
|In-wall CL2 Rated||Yes||No|
|Working Environment||-40°C ~ 85°C / 85% RH||-40°C ~ 85°C / 85% RH|
|Pull Testing||20 kgf||20 kgf|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years|
VIVIFY Introduces the XENOS W35 Active Fiber Optic 8K HDMI Cable for High-end and Future-proof Setups
VIVIFY, a leading brand of premium fiber optic cables unveils the XENOS W35, an ultra high-bandwidth, super slim (up to 3.5mm thick) and flexible 8K HDMI active fiber optic cable. The XENOS W35 is designed with a premium aluminum casing in silver and black to match your devices. It weighs only a quarter of copper cables and does not require any additional power source.
VIVIFY’s Cutting-Edge Design
VIVIFY’s design enables speeds of 48Gbps, for up to 15ft/5M in length without the need for an additional USB power dongle. The W35 is also certified to withstand a crushing force of 450kgf, and is resistant to high temperatures up to 85˚C and 90% humidity levels. All this on top of the advantages of active fiber optic cables of being lighter, flexible, and more durable, fiber optic offers a more stable lossless signal, unaffected by electromagnetic interferences (EMI).
Future Proofing Home Theaters
The XENOS W35 supports the latest standards for seamless connectivity. With eARC, HDMI connection can be plugged directly into a TV and send uncompressed and high-resolution audio (such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos soundtracks) to a soundbar, receiver, or amplifier directly from the eARC port. The new HDMI standardalso brings in the support for Dynamic HDR to ensure videos are displayed at ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamut. For gaming consoles such asPS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the W35 supports the new Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rates (VRR) technology for a fluid 8k 60Hz and 4K 120Hz gameplay, all while reducing screen tearing and frame stutter.
Industry’s Most Stringent Testing
Taking advantage of strict testing methods, each cable is tested to ensure that all usage scenarios are covered. The quality control process includes testing for the cable’s wrenching strength, accidental pull out, cable flex, signal quality, and compatibility, extreme environment, crush resistance, plug and play, and insert and withdrawal force.