USB3 works great at full bandwidth at 3 meters, and usually even at 5 meters, although we have found instances where certain combinations of motherboards, cameras, and cables have not been 100%.
Hybrid Active Optical Cables
Hybrid Active Optical Cables (AOC) transmit USB3.0 data and power with no repeaters up to 50 meters and customized up to 500 meters. In addition to the benefits of fiber for transmission, copper has been implemented for power. The cables meet the USB3.0 specifications and provide power via the USB port. These are very cost effective starting at 10 meters.
This combination of USB3.0 cameras with Hybrid AOC’s now provides high speed and long cable lengths! This is perfect for updating some camera link installations providing higher speeds but not limited to 10 meter cable lengths.
Additionally, When used in conjunction with a USB hub, several cameras can be deployed at extended distances.
Example: (4) cameras deployed via USB3.0 Hub and connected via a standard USB3.0 cable to the PC.
Benefits of Hybrid Optical Cables:
- Transmission up to 50 meters
- Maximum transmission speeds up to 5 Gbps (USB3.0)
- No additional power and hardware required
- No repeater required (essential if used in a drag chain)
- Flex rating – 1.5 Million cycles / Bend Radius of 20mm
- Screwable connections
- Less EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)
- Compatible with USB2.0 cameras
In cases that you need to extend past 5 meters with USB3.0, BUT not plagued with excessive lengths or non flexing application, we have Active USB3 cables in 5, 10, 15 and 20 meter lengths.
1st Vision has extensive knowledge in industrial imaging and can help answer any questions. We have over 100 years of combined knowledge and look forward to discussing your application.
Please do not hesitate to Contact us! 1st Vision can provide a complete solution including cameras, lenses, lighting and cables.