Laird Technologies Releases Enhanced RJ45-ECS Ethernet Connector System

Published on March 16, 2011

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Enhancement Incorporates Molded Strain Relief into Cable Design

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – March 16, 2011 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the release of its enhanced RJ45-ECS Ethernet connector system.

The patented RJ45-ECS Ethernet connector system, available exclusively from Laird Technologies, is a field replaceable outdoor rated and shielded Ethernet connection system for high speed 10BaseT, 100BaseT, and 1000BaseT networks. Providing for quick and easy disconnects and reconnects of equipment, the connector system incorporates an enhanced molded strain relief into the cable design. This enhancement reduces, and even eliminates, damage caused to the connector components which results from the continuous coiling, curving, or straining of the cable.

“The molded strain relief, now part of the RJ45-ECS configuration, is a unique feature specifically designed to ensure the protection of the system’s connectors and components from the continuous strain of improper equipment connecting and disconnecting,” said Quaid Rasheed, Laird Technologies BWA Antenna Product Manager. “The system also conforms to IP67 standards, allowing it to meet the industry demands for a sealed and waterproof, yet removable, Ethernet connection.”

The connector system features a shielded RJ45 receptacle that is mounted in a UV protected housing along with a mating cable gland, which passes an RJ45 connector and seals the cable to IP67 requirements. The IP67 sealing ability provides a reliable connection, even in very harsh environments, for many years of trouble free service.

The RJ45-ECS includes a shielded Cat5e cable with connectors. This feature provides maximum shielding against external EMI for consistent data communications. It also encompasses a quick disconnect feature that allows for the ready replacement of equipment, and minimizes customer and field downtime that is spent servicing the equipment.

An industry leader in the design and manufacture of antennas for mobile devices and wireless data, Laird Technologies possesses end-to-end system knowledge and employs advanced, proprietary design tools to bring novel antenna designs to market with unmatched performance that maximize total system performance and user satisfaction.

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and wireless remote controls and systems. 

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 12,000 employees in more than 48 facilities located in 16 countries.

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