Gauge #8 quadrax contacts developed and released by Souriau are compatible with communication protocols requiring up to category 6. Suitable for Ethernet applications in harsh environments, quadrax connectors can use either the 100BaseT protocol over a single cable or the 1000BaseT over two cables. The connector range is available to EN3645, EN3646, ARINC 600 and EN2997 standards. The patented design ensures easy and repeatable cabling, guaranteeing the overall transmission quality with the best possible throughput. The robust contacts offer secure data transmission over 500 mating operations, with the added ability to handle shocks and vibrations. Applicable to the vast majority of the company’s inserts with gauge #8 cavities, the contacts allow flexibility for harsh-environment applications which are increasingly resorting to Ethernet for their transmission protocol.