By PSW Staff • October 26, 2009 New Wireworks MCAT5 multipin-based, multi-channel CAT5e network cabling Wireworks has introduced new MCAT5, the first-ever multipin-based, multi-channel CAT5e network cabling. MCAT5 simplifies network cabling by eliminating individual cable runs; reducing the wear and tear on equipment by utilizing a sturdy multipin connector instead of the standard RJ45 connector, creating a rugged point-to-point secure connection. Additional benefits of MCAT5 include ease of use, simplified cable identification and improved network durability. MCAT5 tails are configured to support six channels of 10/100/1000BASE-T signals and equipment requiring four pairs per RJ45. Tails are also available to support 12 channels of 10/100BASE-T utilizing cable sharing technology. “Wireworks introduced multipin, multi-channel audio cables to replace individual mic cable runs which revolutionized analog audio cabling,” says Gerald Krulewicz, president of Wireworks. “Now, MCAT5 replaces multiple network cable runs in a single durable cabling solution. Wireworks remains at the forefront of innovation providing products that meet the demands of the ever changing audio industry.” MCAT5 is constructed of heavy-duty CAT5e rated cable with an extra-tough double jacketed shielded cable design. With a small overall diameter of only 0.57 inch and weight of 14 pounds per 100 feet, MCAT5 is easy to work with and transport. Cable sections are available in lengths up to 250 feet. Tails are color-coded for easy identification and terminated with either RJ45 or etherCON connectors. Rack mounted MCAT5 fanouts can be permanently attached to equipment eliminating wear and tear, transferring the strain from equipment RJ45 connectors to Wireworks heavy-duty, proven road-worthy G-Block Multipin Connector. Wireworks G-Block rectangular connector design eliminates cross-threading, locking ring damage as well as the possibility of going “out-of-round” – problems typically found in circular connectors. G-Blocks precision formed brass contacts are resilient to breakage and bending. Wireworks Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Cables Networking · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!