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USB 3.Optical cable is available from Corning

Date: 15/04/2014
Corning has made available of its USB 3.Optical Cables which supports data speeds of 5 gigabits per second of data at distances up to 30 meters.

USB 3.Optical Cables also extend data transmission beyond the 3-meter limitation of comparable copper cable.

Corning says USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning are up to 50 percent thinner and up to 80 percent lighter than comparable copper cables, qualities that enable convenient transport. With a “zero-bend” radius, they can withstand bending, squeezing, and tangling without damage or loss of function, making them ideal for routing through the harsh environment of a crowded workspace.

USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning currently come in lengths of 10 meters with “A-to-receptacle-A” connectors for maximum flexibility to connect devices with different USB connector form factors, such as B or Micro B with short adapters. They are now available online through Accu-Tech (www.eaccu-tech.com/usb-3-optical-cables/) and Amazon (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JOJRF6K), starting at $109. They will also be available in cable lengths of 15 and 30 meters later this year.