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Cosemi Technologies, USA


Describe the profound impact your technology – as part of an end-user product – has had on Society. How has the population been impacted by your technology. This could be behavioral, economical, societal, etc.
Cosemi’s hybrid OptoHD cable is a new platform that would enable Gigabit Input/Output (Gbps-IO) for consumer applications (4KTV, 8KTV, USB3.1, etc). With the easy Gbps-IO, the user experience is greatly enhanced; and productivity of high-resolution related services are dramatically improved. We’ve taken our powerful optical connectivity technology, the same technology used in the Telecom and Datacom sectors, and combined it with a simple, robust cable design that reaches up to 100 meters in length. From conference rooms, to classrooms, to hotel rooms, surgical wings and government facilities – our hybrid OptoHD AOCs enable the speed and distance that copper simply can’t, and they’re more cost effective and easier to deploy than HDBaseT extenders. Now, your computer, set-top box, mobile device, DVD/HD DVD player, Blu-ray player, and video game console can connect directly with a large display to immediately transfer high-definition audio and video data for the ultimate user experience.

Tell us about how your technology is unique? What makes it stand out? How do you differentiate it from other similar technologies?
Cosemi’s OptoHD Active Optical Cables (AOCs) do the nearly impossible: enable the fiber optic connectivity traditionally used in Datacom and Telecom applications to be economically applied to an ever-growing number of consumer applications. Our hybrid OptoHD platform combines the best of both copper and fiber-optic technology – copper to carry power and low-speed signals; and fiber to carry high-speed data. And with a standard electrical data interface, the cables are backward compatible and  provide a seamless experience for end-users looking to connect to billions of existing products that need an extremely high-speed connection.
 
When first launched, did your technology make a transformational change for the end-user or was it an advancement of the prior art? Describe this.
Imagine instant data transfer over a cable the length of an entire football field. This is possible using Cosemi’s OptoHD cables, and it couldn’t be easier. Their “plug-and-play” connectivity for even the most demanding A/V enthusiasts from a variety of sources (computers, mobile devices and more) to the largest monitors and displays you can imagine. Cosemi’s OptoHD AOCs are transformational in that the cables enable long distance gigabit connectivity (up to 100m) between devices. There are no other consumer products on the market offering this type of connectivity at such lengths.  Crystal clear, super-pixilated images. Vibrant colors. Our OptoHD cables offer an unparalleled lightning-fast, powerful connection that goes the distance.
 
Give a specific example of the buying chain for your product/technology once you sell it to the next level buyer. Provide an example of the succession of companies your product goes through, ultimately to get to an end-user.
We sell our cables to national distributors like BTX, Accu-Tech, and Ingram-Micro. These distributors stock our cables at Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, etc) and sell them to our end users.
 
In which vertical market(s) would you classify the end-users of this technology?
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Corporate Facilities; Houses of Worship; Higher Education (Universities) K-12; Hospitality; Government
 
Give us your one sentence “elevator pitch” you would use to tell a non-technical person about your technology and the critical role it plays in Society.
Cosemi’s OptoHD AOCs enable an instant, crystal clear connection between sources, eliminate the cost of multiple cables and let you take advantage of the latest advances in technology including 3D, 4K & deep color – all made possible with both copper and fiber in the cable’s hybrid design.
 
Surprise Us! What else should we know about your product/technology?
The total market for our hybrid OptoHD cables will dwarf the total of telecom and Datacom fiber optics markets combined in the near future. In fact, we believe that every phone can use one of our USB3.1 cables for instant connectivity to other devices, monitors, AV equipment, etc. Therefore, the opportunity for our OptoHD cable is enormous and is conceivable that it could pass the total volume for mobile phones.
 
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