FM45 Applications

Six Ideas For Fast Cabling

FM45 – The All-Round RJ45 Connector!

Practical Ideas for Your Cabling

The key to freedom for your cabling projects: the FM45 from R&M. The field-mountable RJ45 plug is expanding the limits of conventional cabling solutions. It makes installers flexible, fast and independent from restrictions. They can react to customer wishes, changes of plan and surprising challenges on site immediately. Six different scenarios are presented on the following pages. Your local R&M contacts would be more than happy to provide further information. Standard-compliant Cat. 5e and Cat. 6A connections can be established anywhere without any special tools with the FM45.

Termination just takes a minute.

Practically all cables encountered in the field (stranded or solid wire, AWG22 through to AWG26, shielded or un-shielded construction, cable diameters up to 10.5mm) can be terminated on the FM45 to form structured cabling elements or point to point connections.

The FM45 family supports data transmission up to 10 GB and lots of other applications of twisted-pair copper cabling: Power over Ethernet, communication, multimedia and bus systems. Special housings for increased robustness and for protection in outdoor and heavy duty environments complement the range.

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Digital Information Systems

Monitors everywhere. Today digital screens for advertising, information, animation or TV are on every street corner, in every building. They are hanging on ceilings or walls, they are in store windows, in shops and in lobbies. The monitors are often installed at a later date or their position changes frequently. Large walls of monitors require multiple data lines of different lengths.


Nevertheless customers expect elegant installations without extra loops of cables. Depending on the requirements, the connections have to be shielded or protected from dust and moisture. To meet these diverse requirements: The installation technology must be adaptable and highly efficient. The cabling should be able to be terminated individually during installation on site.


The field-mountable FM45 from R&M helps installers to always find the most elegant solution for connecting screens.

Full performance to 10 GB Ethernet included so you are ready for applications such as HD-Base–T and 4k or 8k UHD.

POE Capability

In the classical cabling environment, one outlet each is required for power supply and network connection. By allowing to terminate the plug afterwards, the FM45 makes it possible to route cables inside narrow tubes and conduits. Overlengths are a thing of the past. This means everything is neat and tidy as well as being protected from unwanted access.

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Solar Panels

Protecting the climate. Gaining energy from sunlight. An increasing number of companies are producing part of their power requirement with solar panels on the roof or in the great outdoors. But there is a lot of technology between the solar panels and the electricity network. Converters, measuring instruments and control units have to be connected over stable bus or data lines. This is the only way to regulate the energy flow. The systems have to work with absolutely no interruption for long periods both inside and outside buildings – and that includes the cabling too.

Solar technology is a perfect area of application for the FM45. This is where the field-terminable RJ45 connector can really show its strengths. Tool-free termination reduces assembly to just a few easy steps. Industrial LAN grade IDC technology with corrosion-protected and vibration-resistant wire contact technology ensures long-lasting connections both inside and out. A sturdy, dust-tight and waterproof
IP67 housing permanently protects the connections from the weather and accommodate large industrial cables.

Protected Against the Elements

Waterproof connectors and cable grommets in metal or plastic offer the necessary protection when used outside.

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Wireless LAN

Wireless communication makes our everyday lives simpler. Everywhere you look there is a WLAN hot-spot. These hot-spots fulfill our desire to be permanently online. It does not matter, whether we are in the office, at home, in a café, hotel or at a station. But no WiFi antenna can do without a cable. Regardless of whether the access points are planned carefully in advance or at a later date. Regardless of whether they are located inside or out, or at remote places. Efficient WLAN antennas always need a wired connection to the local area network and to the power supply.

With the FM45 professionals install the antenna connections at every required location. Just lay the cable, terminate the connector, and you have your direct connection for WLAN hot-spots with data rates up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. If required, the LAN can even supply the antenna with electricity. The FM45 is an expert with Power over Ethernet. Additional components protect it both inside and out from dust, moisture, mechanical and electromagnetic load.

POE capability

In the classic model, a power supply unit has to be connected for every hotspot and the network connection supplied. With a PoE capable hotspot and an FM45 all you need is a cable. This makes installation simpler and reduces susceptibility to manipulation.

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Home Office

A computer, a printer, an Internet connection. This used to be all many freelancers, home workers and small businesses needed to create a workplace. But now small office and home office applications are increasingly requiring a professional LAN. Because more devices have to be networked, more data transmitted. Routes and conduits for additional cabling are often simply not available.

Customers and landlords are demanding pragmatic solutions instead of elaborate construction work. And behind the furniture there is not always the space for conventional network connections. Field-terminable cabling with the FM45 is lifting small offices into the era of modern data transmission.

Tiny holes and slits in the walls are sufficient to install standard network cables without them being seen.
In next to no time, FM45 connectors are assembled at the cable ends. And then you have the basis for a LAN infrastructure.

When minimal installation depth is required, the Slim Line Version and the 90° angled cable exit do the trick.


Using angled connectors requires less distance to the wall and means furniture can be positioned more flexibly.

Existing network outlets can be used instead of having to install new ones.

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Our need for security is increasing. Controls on doors, gates, buildings and plots of land make those responsible feel good. Cameras help to monitor blind spots on premises. They often have to be installed subsequently at places that are difficult to access, which entails troublesome construction work. Similar challenges occur when a property is to be equipped with additional security systems, such as access control, electronic locking systems, digital sensors, card readers or networked smoke alarms.

The R&M solution reduces the effort to a minimum. The cables required can be laid to all areas of the security system using inconspicuous drill holes. The field-mountable FM45 connectors connect the devices directly with the building master control technology or LAN. Weatherproof protective housing permits the use of connectors outside on facades and in the field. This is the perfect way to help generate security conveniently, discreetly and fast.


Multi-Purpose Cabling Possibilities

When wiring surveillance cameras a copper cable can be laid directly
for short distances; for long distances optical fiber is used and the
optical signal is converted to an electrical one. Thanks to PoE, industrial
cable capability and sturdy metal connectors, the FM45 can withstand
any weather conditions.

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Voice Over IP

Today virtually everything works over Internet Protocol (IP). Even the telephone. The digitalization of voice transmission (Voice over IP, VoIP) often requires the infrastructure in offices and apartments to be retrofitted. New twisted-pair copper cabling may be required when changing over from the historic switched (PSTN) to modern IP telephone technology. The two-wire infrastructure is obsolete, but a thicker eight-wire cable with connectors is hardly going to fit through the old, narrow conduits.


So how are installers to overcome the challenge? The answer is quite simply field-terminable cabling. First a network cable is drawn into the existing tube or conduit. This is usually a straightforward task. In a few easy steps, the field-mountable FM45 connectors from R&M can be fitted to the cable ends and your new line has been created. Naturally the new cable also leads to the familiar location of a telephone set or a DECT base station.

Small Ducts

A drill hole for a wall duct with an installation cable is around three times slimmer than a pre-terminated cable with a RJ45 plug.

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Endless Possibilities

There is no limit to its possible uses. The field-mountable FM45 connector from R&M has all the

characteristics of an all-rounder. In addition to the areas of use listed, the FM45 family is also suitable for:

  • Structured cabling for buildings

  • Building automation, sensors

  • Smart home applications

  • Multimedia and studio technology

  • Stage, show, concert and event installations

  • Bus cabling, automation, Industrial Ethernet

  • Bulkhead connections, switch links and hub links

  • Maintenance, repair, emergency solutions for data networks

The use of the FM45 saves on complex planning and time-consuming preparatory work. You just need to provide the right amount of cable material and a sufficient number of connectors. And you are ready to get work started on site. Draw in the cable, connect the FM45. Finished. This is highly efficient, flexible, time-saving and inexpensive.

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