One of our most common questions from integrators is asking when to use Active Optical Cables in their installation, as no two projects are the same. In this episode, we discuss what makes an HDMI cable an AOC and the differences between AOC and bulk fiber. We'll also go over important project specs that would determine when and if you should use AOC, plus the overall benefits that will help you decide when best to use these cables in your system design. • What makes a cable an AOC? • Bulk fiber vs. AOC: What is the difference? • Benefits of an AOC in your installation

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Metra Home Theater Group® (MHTG), a pioneer in HDMI® cable technology, is a division of Metra Electronics®, the world leader and "The Installer's Choice"® for vehicle installation kits and car audio accessories for more than 70 years. Headquartered in Florida, MHTG’s brands include Ethereal Home Theater®, Helios® and Spyclops Surveillance Systems®. Metra’s strong commitment to research and investment into the development of cutting-edge solutions has a history of providing first-to-market solutions for HDMI cables and electronics. Its Velox Active HDMI 30 Meter Cable was recognized as the Top Long-run Copper HDMI Cable at the 2017 CEDIA Expo. Connect with Metra Home Theater Group on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. For ordering information and pricing, visit or call 386-255-0234.