Rugged Cat 6 cables target outdoor Ethernet apps
March 26, 2008 -- Neutrik will showcase its EtherCon series of rugged Cat 6 patch cables at next month's NAB 2008. The cables target outdoor Ethernet applications.
According to the company, the EtherCon CAT6 series offers a rugged patch cable solution, which incorporates a metal housing for RJ45 cable connectors that protects them against mechanical load. The connectors are equipped with the company's chuck-type strain relief with a separate push-pull locking mechanism to avoid accidental unplugging. The cables are available in custom lengths and the receptacle will accept a standard RJ45 cable end, in addition to the EtherCon Cat 6 patch cable.
Neutrik says the EtherCon system was developed "to meet the ever increasing requirements of data volume, transfer rate and bandwidth." The platform is suitable for Ethernet applications, especially in demanding environments such as live stage production, DMX lighting, outdoor Internet access, and industrial Ethernet.