Developed for any application requiring heavy-duty CAT5e Ethernet cable deployment, the RJ45-EC8 series features Belden 7923a DataTuff Twisted pair cable, with a ProShell CAT5e connector boot on one end to protect its locking tab, and a professional Neutrik EtherCON NE8MC RJ45 connector on the other. RJ45 connectors are commonly used in the stage world, creating the need for a road-worthy RJ style Ethernet cable. The patented ProShell converts a conventional RJ45 connector into a robust connector solution capable of repeated connections while maintaining mechanical and electrical integrity. This is the only solution available that doesn't require specialized connectors at both ends - ProShell can be used with standard hardware. Neutrik's EtherCON has a rugged diecast shell and unique chuck type strain relief which protects Ethernet connections in a variety of broadcast & commercial applications, and is designed to prevent fragile component breakage common to standard RJ 45 connectors. RJ45-EC8 series Ethernet cables are Ideal for use with video and audio CAT5e extenders on set, in the field or anywhere a heavy-duty CAT5e to Neutrik EtherCON cable is needed.