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The Newnex
FireNEX-CAT5™ !
400 Mbps 1394
Cat5 Repeater

400Mbps and 65m FireWire over Cat5! The world's first full 1394a speed 1394 repeater over Cat5! The Newnex FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 is an IEEE1394b compliant repeater for long distance connection. The FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 is capable of sending IEEE1394 signals across a regular Cat5e cable at a data rate of 400 Mbps up to 65 meters in length! The FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 is contained within a small box slightly larger than a deck of cards, which makes it unobtrusive and compact, allowing you to place it on a desktop already crowded with other things.

The real power is in its connection through a regular Cat5 cable, which has been widely used in the Ethernet world. Setting up the FireNEX-CAT5™ is quite simple. Using a Cat5e twisted pair cable for connection is without confusion or difficulty. It takes only minutes to setup, and there is no configuration necessary, like all IEEE1394 compliant hardware. The FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 will work for both 1394b and 1394a signals at speeds up to 400 Mbps.

A FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 SET includes two FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 repeaters, a manual and and the Qu-CAT™, a Newnex specially designed CAT5 cable adapter. Whenever you purchase 2 FireNEX™ repeaters we consider it a set. Cat5e cable and FireWire cables are not included. The Newnex FireNEX-CAT5™ S400 comes with one-year manufacturer warranty.

An optional DC power source may be connected to the unit if bus power is not avialiable. NTC Distributing sells this compatiable power supply: FIRENEX™-POWER

With the included Qu-CAT™ adapter you may use your own straight through CAT5e or CAT6 cables. If you wish to wire your own single CAT5e or CAT6 cable you may refer to the CAT5 wiring diagram.

  • Two IEEE1394 6 pin copper connectors
  • One RJ-45 copper port
  • Works with both PCs, Macs and Linux
  • Low power consumpption: 3W (DC12V/0.25A)
  • Full Duplex Data Rate up to 400 Mbps
  • Reach up to 65 meters
  • Industrial screw lock feature to hold cables securely
  • Standard CAT5e/6 cables
  • Bus powered or self powered
  • Compatiable with 1394b and 1394a standard
  • RJ45 plug to RJ45 socket adapter, 6”

  • FireNEX800™, FireNEX-MX™, FireNEX800™-SX, FireNEX-CAT5™, FireNEX-CAT5™ S400, FireNEX-COAX™, FireNEX-POF™ are registered trademarks of Newnex Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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     FireNEX™ 400Mbps Cat-5 Repeater  

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    Download the CAT5 wiring diagram in PDF.

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