Interconnects hardware manufacturer SoundTools has introduced its new WallCAT 8, a two-gang wall plate with four female and four male XLR connectors.
The plate utilizes eight connectors, allowing the choice of either input or output across four XLR channels. A pair of RJ45 connections in the back of the plate transmit analog audio, AES3, DMX and interCOM signals to multiple locations with a Cat-5e, Cat-6, or Cat-7 cable. All connectors on the WallCAT 8 come preinstalled — ready to go without a need for soldering.
Noting that “The WallCAT 4, male and female, have been wonderfully popular products for us,” Dave Rat, designer of SoundTools products wondered if the company could fit eight connectors on to a standard 4-inch x 4-inch wall box plate, and then set out to design it. “The WallCAT 8 is exciting because it allows the same panel to be used as either inputs outputs or any combination,” he says.
As with all SoundTools products, the plate is guaranteed for life by the company’s Happy Human Warranty, he said. “If you need a replacement during the unit’s lifetime, give our team a shout.”