Cables and Connectors
Dec 30, 2009 5:34 PM, By Mike Keadle
Signal success with connectivity solutions.
Switchcraft’s EH Series offers a complete line of audio, video, and data connectors in standard panel-mount XLR housings. Any combination of EH series connectors can be mounted in the Q-G series rack panels, allowing fast and easy connection points to the back of equipment thanks to the feed-through design of most of the connectors. Connector offerings include 3.5mm; S-VHS; PS/2; IEEE1394; IEEE1394B; RCA; BNC; USB; 9-pin D-sub; 15-pin D-sub; F, LC, SC, and ST fiber; and Toslink. Q-G series panels come in 1RU and 1.5RU versions, which allow any combination of 16 EH series connectors, and a 2RU version, which allows up to 32 EH series connectors. All Q-G series panels include quick-change designation strips to allow easy connector labeling and identification.
West Penn Wire’s new 6CRGB2P composite cable is ideal for worship center, classroom, or boardroom installations. It combines six coaxial cables along with two shielded twisted-pair cables under a single flexible jacket. The combination of cables allows audio, data, or control signals to be run along with RGBHV and composite video through one cable.
West Penn’s CN-SSHDTB3R or CN-WSHDTB3R wall plates match up perfectly with the new cable, providing connections for an RGBHV and composite video source each with audio inputs as well.
Whirlwind’s MK4PP series of dual XLR cables are perfectly suited for stereo audio connectivity and patching. The dual cables are color-coded for easy left and right recognition. They are also offered in standard lengths of 1ft., 2ft., 3ft., 5ft., 10ft., 15ft., 20ft., and 25ft. lengths. Custom lengths are available by special order.
The company’s new Connect series DS328T transmitter and DS328R receiver work together to form a complete digital snake solution. The pair features 32 analog inputs and eight analog returns via a single Cat-5 cable. Gain and 48V phantom power are manually controlled at the transmitter. Additional DS328 receivers may be added for providing splits to multiple locations.
The Wireworks MCat524 provides up to six Cat-5e channels in a single trunk cable. It features an extra tough double jacket with a separating foil shield and an overall foil shield to provide additional EMI reduction. Trunk cables are available in lengths up to 250ft. Each end of the trunk cable is finished with the rugged Wireworks male G-Block connectors to eliminate mismatched cable runs and save wear and tear on equipment connectors. The tails are terminated with female G-Block connectors. Positive BLS latching is standard. The breakouts on the tails also feature color-coded boots to easily identify cable channels, and they are terminated with either RJ-45 or Neutrik etherCon connectors. The MCat524 supports six channels of 10Base-T, 100Base-T, and 1000Base-T communications, or six channels for systems requiring four pair connections. Twelve channels are supported for 10Base-T and 100Base-T, or for systems requiring two pair connections.
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