OCC (Optical Cable Corporation) is introducing a new RJ-45 plug with integral circuit board technology that provides advanced control of crosstalk, return loss, and other impediments, ensuring consistent performance at higher frequencies up to 2000 MHz. This plug helps to ensure Category 8 Ethernet cabling performance of up to 2,000 MHz.

Prior to the introduction of this product, cable engineers viewed the challenge of transmitting data at rates of up to four times faster over a standard RJ-45 connector as a major concern.

“Essentially, the new plug contains technology that provides advanced control of plug performance,” says Derrick Stikeleather, OCC Copper Connectivity Manager and Member of the TIA Engineering Subcommittee TR-42.7. “In a conventional category style plug, the plug wires must be arranged in specific positions, leading to variations in performance. But when a circuit board is used, it basically eliminates the possibility of plug wire variations. It also means that electrical properties transition from a cable to a terminal in a more controlled fashion.”


The new RJ-45 plug is also compatible with OCC’s family of ruggedized RJ-45 connectors, a family of receptacles, plugs, and back shells that enables users to extend their Ethernet platforms into harsh industrial and military operating environments.

Visit OCC website at  www.occfiber.com for more details