RJ45 plug becomes a multitalent
the RCC45 connection module R&M integrate
undreamt-of mobility and flexibility at
the workplace, new convenience at home /
more options for cabling systems
number one on the Swiss cabling market,
use the slogan, Get More @ R&M. This
time, Get More @ R&M means more innovation.
The familiar RJ45 network plug will now
also be supplying power to terminal equipment,
or POF plastic optical fiber for networking
and multimedia applications. A snap-on clip
guides the cable and holds the adapter.
The connection module contains additional
apertures, placed with Swiss precision.
Integrated into a
total solution, this system opens up more options
for cabling buildings, offices and homes.
One possibility is better performance in the field
of facility management. Besides these initiatives
in the domain of enterprise cabling, R&M also
want to introduce their new RCC45 to the residential
RCC45 with power
Two inconspicuous openings in the connection module,
underneath the RJ45 interface, give the show away:
here, power supply cables can be inserted that
carry up to 56 volts at up to 4 amps. That's enough
power for terminal equipment such as telephone
systems, laptops, printers and scanners. The mains
supply can be positioned centrally at the hub,
or somewhere else out of the way. In the case
of terminal equipment, a power cable is simply
routed along with the RJ45 cable and the connection
is fixed to the RJ45 plug with the clip. This
does away with the nuisance of mains sockets in
the floor and the cable litter that is such a
nuisance on the desk, and a tripwire under it.
RCC45 with plastic
The new openings can just as easily carry plastic
optical fiber (POF). POF is robust and flexible,
and even novices can lay and connect it. The fiber
that has been used for some time now to supply
first-class digital sound in luxury cars can also
bring more convenience into the PC multimedia
environment. The IEEE 1394b fast serial bus, which
is finding increasing success in the networking
of PCs and peripherals, digital audio and video
equipment and cameras, can cover only a few metres
over copper cables. With POF, it can reach the
entire building. This makes office work flexible:
you can work here, watch something over there,
and print somewhere else.
RCC45 with virtually
A splitting adapter for the RJ45 connection, also
in the pipeline from R&M, will make three
pairs of copper conductors individually accessible.
The plugs for this will have a new mini-RJ design.
This will enable connections to be made for such
applications as Powerline Communication (in-house
telephony via the mains cables).
The adapter will also permit the integration of
Echonet for uses that include the control of lighting,
heating, shutters and garage doors: perfect home
networking! A key feature is that the splitting
adapter will also make it possible to wire the
optical interface via a standard F07 plug.
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