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Connector Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060781D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Lawrence, MJ [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a device for interconnecting data terminal equipment (DTE) to a cabling system. Usually, the cabling system is pre-wired into a building and lies behind the walls of the building. The connecting device includes one interface that is connected into the cabling system and another interface that is connected into the DTE. Fig. 1 shows a cutaway view of the connector which includes a housing 10 having a hermaphroditic interface 12 and a product attachment interface 14. The hermaphroditic interface 12 provides coupling into the cabling system while the product attachment interface 14 provides coupling into the DTE. The product attachment interface 14 may interconnect one or two products. The means for interconnecting the products may be coaxial or non-coaxial cable.