CAT.6a etherCON Network Cable Drum
  • CAT.6a etherCON Network Cable
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CAT.6a etherCON Cable Drum

$557.75

Extremely Rugged Network Cable for AV Professionals

Sommer Cable Germany is a highly reputable manufacturer of professional tour grade AV cable and are known for their high quality and innovation to meet the most challenging requirements. SC-Mercator CAT.7 cable is one of the best rugged network cables available today, specifically designed to transport network signals in the most demanding mobile and outdoor applications.

Don’t risk the show and your reputation on cheap CAT cable

The proliferation of cheap unshielded RJ45 CAT cable out of the IT world unfortunately has resulted in good quality, shielded CAT cable often being overlooked and viewed as an unnecessary expense for AV networking. The CAT cable connecting your front of house console to your stage racks, video or lighting rig is the life line of your system. A failure here because of a poor cable and the whole show goes down potentially taking your reputation with it.

To put this into perspective a rider friendly tour level audio mixing console and loudspeaker system can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, why connect the two with the cheapest cable you can find using connectors that cost about 25c? Using a car analogy, would you buy a Ferrari and try save a few dollars by putting the cheapest tyres on it? The answer to these questions we hope, is off course not and the same mind set should apply when choosing a network cable for your most critical systems.

A rugged and customisable CAT cable made to go the distance

The engineers at Sommer have met this need by setting a new benchmark in rugged CAT cable with the SC-Mercator CAT.7. Other than being future-proof to meet all CAT.5e, CAT.6, CAT.6a and CAT.7 transmissions the cable boasts the following benefits;

  • An extremely rugged (Polyurethane) PUR outer jacket that is flame-retardant, notch and tread-resistant, cold-flexible and easy to reel. Typical CAT cables marketed as rugged are made of inferior PVC or Polyethylene outer jackets.
  • A small diameter of 6.5mm makes it discrete, compact and light compared to typical offerings with diameters of 7.5mm and greater.
  • SFTP with a tinned copper braided shield providing 100% coverage ensures excellent signal transmission and phantom power capability with our CATLink systems.

At Cablesmiths each CAT cable drum we make comes with your choice of industry standard CAT.6a etherCON connectors or ruggedized shielded RJ45 made to standard or custom lengths. We use high quality Schill cable drums with rubber dust caps, cable tie and heatshrink logos included free.

Attention! 

  • Production company clients should contact us at info@cablesmiths.com.au to discuss custom requirements, commercial quotes and discounts.
  • Does not intermate with the CAT6 chassis connectors NE8FDY-C6 and NE8FDY-C6-B.
Product Specifications

Specifications

Cable Properties CAT.7 SFTP
Cable Properties Digital 110 Ω AES / EBU
Outer Jacket Material PUR
Connectors CAT.6a Neutrik etherCON / CAT.6a Telegartner MFP8
Pinout  TIA / EIA 568-B
Cable Diameter (mm) 6.5
Available Colours Black
Shield Type Tinned Copper Braid
Shielding Factor (%) 100
Application Environments Mobile / Outdoor
Cable Drum Schill
Recommended Applications Snake for digital consoles and stage racks, AV networking