SOURCE: OWLink Technology

January 08, 2010 07:00 ET

OWLink HDMI Clear Optical (HCO) Cable Selected as a Best of Innovations, Design and Engineering Award Winner for CES 2010

Completely Clear and the Width of Fishing Line, HCO Cable Brings the Simplicity and Beauty of Fiber Optics to HDMI Installation

TUSTIN, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 8, 2010) - OWLink Technology, a leading provider of innovative technology that transmits high definition digital video, audio and control signals over a single transparent fiber optic link, today announced the company's HDMI Clear Optical (HCO) Cable was selected as a Best of Innovations, Design and Engineering Award winner for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 7-10 in Las Vegas, NV.

OWLink's HCO fiber optics cable is the first HDMI cable of its kind -- delivering the highest quality of HDMI signal delivery in a design that's nearly invisible to the naked eye. OWLink's HCO Cable fits any home décor stunningly as it is absolutely clear and capable of reaching distances up to 150 ft. with zero degradation of signal quality.

Because OWLink's HCO Cable is only the width of high-test fishing line, the clear fiber optic cable can easily be hidden on the wall and ceiling edges, between bricks or laid directly on a flat surface, eliminating the unsightly clutter of last generation black, bulky HDMI copper cabling. Completely plug and play, OWLink's transparent HCO Cable delivers users an uncompromised HD experience and already meets HDMI 1.4 specifications.

"As CES is the largest consumer electronics show in the world, we are extremely honored to be presented with such a prestigious award," said Paul Tzeng, President and CEO, OWLink Technology. "OWLink's HCO cable has taken HDMI and home theater installation to the next level in both functionality and beauty. Our translucent HCO cable allows home users to place their video and audio equipment in the most convenient locations in the home without opening walls, ceilings or floors to run cable. With OWLink, say good bye to bulky, audio and visual device cables."

OWLink's product is well suited for connecting a set-top box, a DVD player, or a PC to a HDTV, along with many other innovative applications. OWLink technology makes it easy to setup whole house video and audio distribution. By using an external A/V switch, one set of source devices can be accessed by multiple displays located in various places throughout the home.

OWLink's patented technology enables the transmission of uncompressed high-definition digital video, audio and control signals over a single transparent fiber link. Unlike other HDMI extension cable products that simply extend HDMI signals (i.e. TMDS), HCO products regenerate and re-clock high-definition (HD) video and audio contents to remove HDMI signal degradation problems of other HDMI extenders. In addition, HCO has Digital Content Protection LLC approved HDCP keys to protect the HD content over the fiber optical link.

In addition to consumer usage, Owlink components easily lend themselves to commercial applications such as sports bars, public displays, gyms, and security centers to name a few. Because OWLink's technology is more cost-effective, upgrading complete systems for high definition are less expensive for commercial and home deployments.

Honorees for the Best of Innovations, Design and Engineering Award at CES are selected by a preeminent panel of judges consisting of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists. Demonstrations of OWLink's award-winning products will be held at the company's CES suite number 3125 at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

About OWLink

OWLink Technology is a worldwide leader in digital home network connectivity. Headquartered in Tustin, California, OWLink is the first company to deliver true uncompressed high-definition digital contents over single fiber optical cable with content protection. OWLink's single transparent fiber optic technology enables OWLnet™, Plug-N-Play digital home networking without requiring any special protocols. For more information, please visit

DLI™ (Digital Light Interface) is a registered trademark of OWLink Technology, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective organizations.

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