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 ethernet cables available today, specifically designed to transport network signals in the most demanding mobile and outdoor applications.
The proliferation of cheap unshielded RJ45 ethernet 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.
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;
At Cablesmiths each ethernet 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.
|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|
|Shield Type||Tinned Copper Braid|
|Shielding Factor (%)||100|
|Application Environments||Mobile / Outdoor
|Recommended Applications||Snake for digital consoles and stage racks, AV networking|