Ruggedized IP68 Cables Added to L-com's Ethernet Cabling Lineup

L-com has released a wide range of IP68 rated waterproof ruggedized Ethernet cable assemblies for military and harsh environment applications. There are now eight new product lines, each in several off-the-shelf lengths along with custom manufacturing capabilities.

North Andover, MA December 10, 2012


L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has added eight new Ethernet cable assembly lines with various orientations of IP68 waterproof ruggedized RJ45 plugs and jacks. The new cable assemblies are all Category 5e rated, come in standard lengths from 1 to 10 meters, and are designed for use in outdoor, industrial, and military applications where the harshest environments exist.

The new cable assemblies join an array of harsh environment Ethernet products. They feature:

*Wholly machined ruggedized metal connectors, transversely sealed to ensure IP68 water and dust proof rating

*Double shielded 24AWG and outdoor CMX rated cable with a FR-TPE (Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Elastomer) jacket that is high-flex and resistant to both UV and oil

*Connector orientation options for ruggedized male plugs or female jacks, as well as standard RJ45 plugs

*Connector material options include ZnNi (Zinc Nickel) finish with shell-to-shell conductivity, or ANOD (Anodized Aluminum) finish

"Ethernet connectivity in extremely harsh environments is just a reality for many of our customers, both military and civilian," said Dave Gallagher, Product Manager. "We are proud to be able to offer such high quality, high durability Ethernet connectivity products as off-the-shelf solutions to these challenges."

In addition to the stock products, L-com can custom manufacture cables to specific lengths. The item listings on L-com's website include a free downloadable diagram for the connector specifications, along with tips explaining what transversely sealed means and details about grounding the jacks.

L-com, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the audio/video, OEM, military/aerospace, IT, and wireless RF industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the HyperLink® line of wireless antennas, amplifiers, filters/splitters, lightning protectors, weatherproof enclosures, and much more. Trusted for more than 30 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/

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