Molex introduced the Brad Micro-Change M12 Cat 6 connector. It handles Gigabit Ethernet speeds, is IP68-rated and designed to provide secure and safe electrical connections in harsh or hostile conditions. The two shielding crosses inside the cable connector and receptacle overlap when mated to prevent system noise from interfering with the signal integrity. The Micro-Change M12 Cat 6 connector’s four-pair mating interface is standardized to IEC 61076-2-10x, with ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendor Association) certification pending. Each individual conductor pair is cross-shielded throughout the connector; ensuring desirable signal integrity is maintained in comparison to conventional RJ-45 Cat 6 systems, according to the company. For rugged applications and high-vibration environments, the Molex M12 Cat 6 features two points of contact per male and female conductor pair, ensuring a robust and reliable contact interface.