Wireworks debuted its new MCat-5 multipin-based, multichannel Cat-5e network cabling at AES 2009. MCat-5 simplifies network cabling by eliminating individual cable runs. This reduces the wear and tear on equipment by using a sturdy multipin connector instead of the standard RJ-45 connector, creating a rugged point-to-point secure connection. Additional benefits of MCat-5 include ease of use, simplified cable identification, and improved network durability. MCat-5 tails are configured to support six channels of 10/100/1000BASE-T signals and equipment requiring four pairs per RJ-45. Tails are also available to support 12 channels of 10/100BASE-T using cable-sharing technology.