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Locking HDMI Connectors

One of the flaws in the HDMI design is that it is held into the mating port by friction. Some of the original cables were mostly short lengths, less than three meters, used to connect TV’s to various components. If an HDMI cable vibrated loose, it was no big deal because the cables could easily be reached and reseated. As HDMI cabling matured longer length cables were designed, as were a number of extender devices, to push High-Def signals farther than anyone originally envisioned. A number of versions of HDMI have rapidly developed to incorporate high definition video and Dolby audio in one cable. The newest versions include Ethernet and serial communications as well. HDMI connections are now being used for many commercial applications such as Digital Signage. It is quite common to see Large flat screens in many hotels, conference centers, restaurants and almost anywhere imaginable. Many times they can only be accessed by a ladder or a lift once they are installed in a high ceiling display. Because of the friction fit design one of the biggest complaints from installers is that sometimes the cables work their way loose over time. When that happens in a commercial environment it is a service call and an added expense. Recently PPC developed their patented locking HDMI connector, called Perfect Path, that addresses this inherent problem. Sure, there have been locking HDMI connector systems for some time. Most of the other locking designs use a proprietary design with a locking screw. Usually a proprietary mating half from the same supplier has to be used for it to work properly. Perfect Path locking HDMI cables are designed to plug into any standard HDMI port. Click here for more information: