If you’ve been running Ethernet cable or making patch cables for any length of time, you now have an assortment of RJ45 connectors and cable types representing the evolution of your network. You may be tempted to use what you have on hand to do your work, mixing and matching a bit. Visions haunt you of hunting through... Read more »
Ethernet cables, the 8-pin variety which are terminated by an RJ45-style connector, can come in just enough varieties to spread confusion. There are four basic types: Rollover type which only looks like an Ethernet cable, but can be useful with Cisco equipment consoles. Usually light blue, sometimes with a 9-pin RS-232 connector on one end. Straight through type,... Read more »
The wiring of security cameras has become much easier since the introduction of Power over Ethernet (PoE). This innovative method of powering internet capable devices means that no external power supply is needed and power is transferred over the Ethernet cable used to connect the IP camera to the system.
The Flex Connector is the first bendable RJ45 connector. Connect and install devices nearly flush with the wall. No need for wall plates or jumpers. Cables can drop at 90° down or 45° up.