The German manufacturer CatCore offers a wide choice of XLR/CAT adapters in the form of stageboxes, cable splits and rack units. The systems – in which four signals can be collected as micro-multicore – are suitable for a variety of applications.
For example, these include audio subcores, DMX from the FOH to the stage or from the dimmer city to the traverses in order to ensure structured DMX cabling.
With its products, CatCore responds to event technology developments, where network cables are now indispensible. Thanks to their standardised properties, the cables are not only excellently suited for network protocols but also for the transmission of DMX, intercom, analogue and digital audio formats – often across significantly longer cable distances than “real” network.
CatCore claims their “low price, worldwide availability, low weight and easy handling” (considerable advantages arise over conventional cabling), enables many new applications . They give the example of a raw cable installation in advance in exhibition stands-- or the use of existing routes in building installations.
CatCore developer Frederik Leisse comments, “For all components, we placed a special emphasis on practice-oriented versions and optimised handling – in combination with compact enclosures.” The stageboxes can thus be daisy-chained and are equipped with M10 thread and numerous mounting holes for screw mounting and wiring; the rack units are characterised by a minimum depth; all components are made from anodised aluminium and feature a permanent laser engraving marking.
Additionally to the purely XLR/CAT adapter systems, their portfolio also includes versatile patch panels for PA amps, which offer extensive connection possibilities and can be connected directly via CatCore. There’s also a CatCore stagebox and snake cable split combination.