8P8C

Connector for the ubiquitous dual unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Cat 5 or Cat 6 Ethernet cable – A.K.A. RJ45. These are those extremely common connectors that, for instance, are used on the ends of the cable that plug between an internet modem and a computer. As the use of IT products proliferates in some areas of television such as program playout and services for the internet, so the use of Ethernet and 8P8C connectors grows. It could be said that they are the IT version of the still-widely-used BNC.

See also: 13.5, Tri-level sync