Developed for any application requiring heavy-duty CAT5e Ethernet cable deployment, the EC8-RJ45 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 RJ45 connector on the other. Prevalent use of RJ45 connectors in the stage world has created 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. The only solution available that doesn't require specialized connectors at both ends, the 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 breakage of the fragile components of standard RJ 45 connectors. EC8-RJ45 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.