ISO/IEC 1180.1 network cabling system offers greater flexibility

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ISO/IEC 1180.1 network cabling system offers greater flexibilityHarting's Ha-VIS preLink interconnection system is said to offer a new installation concept for data network cabling according to ISO/IEC 1180.1, and is suited to heavy-duty applications such as theatre backstage and upstage areas.

The new connection technology simplifies cabling, saves installation time and enables extensions and conversions to be made without incurring significant interruptions to existing operations.

With the Ha-VIS preLink system, the data cable is first assembled in the preLink termination block, which then snaps into the preLink standard RJ45 jacks or optional Harting plug modules. The preLink cables can be either terminated in the field or supplied pre-terminated in a reliable, performance-guaranteed, pre-tested state.

Installation flexibility is enhanced by easy replacement and 'drag through' in narrow ducting of the small cross-section preLink cables, allowing future-proof upgrades from Cat 5 100 Mbit/s to Cat 6 EA 10 Gbit/s performance.

Harting offers a patch panel for installation in 19-inch cabinets or frames in accordance with IEC/DIN EN 60297-3-100 (DIN 41494-1). A mix of up to 24 individual Ha-VIS preLink RJ45 socket modules and RJ Industrial 10G couplers can be loaded into the patch panel. Users benefit from the flexibility that allows them to decide for themselves whether they want to work with pre-terminated cables or patch cables.

To complete the range of products for theatre installations, Harting also offers a Ha-VIS preLink IP 20/30 AP Box for mounting on walls and pillars or on DIN rails according to DIN EN 60715. The AP Box simply consists of two housing sections and preLink RJ45 modules. The AP Box is pre-assembled and is quick and easy to install. Cables can be fed in from above or below. Both RJ45 ports have angled outlets and can be labelled.

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