Panasonic launches free-angle cable
Dubai, July 17, 2008
Panasonic has launched the world’s first free angle HDMI cable which allows new generation flat panel TV screens to be hung flush against a wall.
A wide range of digital devices has already adopted the HDMI Cable, including flat panel displays, DVD/ Blu-ray recorders, digital still cameras, video cameras, home theatre systems and others.
There is a growing need for cables with a free angle plug because of the current market trend for extremely flat panel displays, Panasonic Marketing Middle East product manager Yasuo Kimoto said.
“As television displays get thinner and lighter the trend is moving towards hanging them on the wall. However with the current HDMI cables, seven-nine cm of space may be needed behind the panel, between the wall, to connect the HDMI cable, causing limitations for easy installation,” he pointed out.
The new cable has flexibility of 180 degrees and thanks to the unique construction, the required space for the connection can be minimised to 3cm.
All Panasonic HDMI cables, including the Free Angle cables, sold in the Middle East are compliant with Specification Ver.1.3a which assures 1080p HD playing with high speed data transfer rate of up to 10.2Gbps, he said. – Trade Arabia News Service