15 Million Feet of Ethernet Cable

June 2, 2017

15 Million Feet of Ethernet Cable

June 2, 2017


TMB’s ProPlex Cat5e portable cable reached a significant milestone last month when total sales of the flagship product in the ProPlex data cable range, since its introduction at the turn of the century, reached 15 million feet.  Enough cable to stretch from Los Angeles to New York and beyond!

TMB’s ProPlex data cables had their birth 30 years ago when TMB introduced the world’s first DMX cable specifically designed for the entertainment staging and production markets.  Road-worthy, dependable, and data verified, ProPlex DMX portable cable continues to be trusted by lighting professionals worldwide.

Fifteen years later, TMB introduced ProPlex Cat5e, the world’s very first durable Ethernet cable developed specifically for portable use.  The cable has the ideal combination of Ethernet performance, noise rejection, low skew, durability, resistance to harsh conditions, and optimum handling characteristics.

“We’ve used ProPlex Ethernet cables for many years, on countless gigs,” says Tony Thompson, Project Manager for Upstaging.  “They’ve held up under rigorous use where other cables have failed us, because of inadequate noise resistance, poor data transmission, or flat-out breakage.  They have maintained their excellent transmission properties even after many years of stresses, sometimes extreme, plus endless uncoiling, usage, coiling, and transport.  We would not consider using anything else for our critical show data.”

TMB Sales Manager, Stephanie Kilburg asserts, “ProPlex Ethernet portable cables are available in CAT5e, and now CAT6a versions, in single and various snake formats.  They are recommended by leading sound console manufacturers, including Digico and Yamaha, and they are the Ethernet cables of choice for the majority of leading industry rental companies: To name just a few – *Lighting:  4Wall, Bandit, Lite Alt, LMG, Neg Earth, NMR, Premier Global, Solotech, Upstaging, VER, White Light, WorldStage.  *Scenic:  All Access, Hudson, Scenic Technologies, Tait.  *Sound: LMG, Masque, NMR, Solotech, Sound Associates, VER.  *Video: LMG, NEP Screenworks, NMR, Pete’s Big TV, PRG Nocturne XL, Solotech, VER, WorldStage.”

“All cables are not the same,” adds Kilburg.  “Beware of ‘me too’ products.  ProPlex is the standard to which all others should be compared.”

The first to design and build custom, proprietary cables, connectors, and assemblies for the entertainment production and staging markets, and still the industry leader over 30 years later, TMB is exclusive worldwide distributor for ProPlex cables.  Learn about ProPlex Ethernet cables at tmb.com/proplex-ethernet and other cables at tmb.com/category/cables.

Find out more about Upstaging at www.upstaging.com.

Find out about other innovative and exciting products from TMB at www.tmb.com.




As ever, you have managed to perform minor miracles in getting things completed to deadline.
Ian Saunders White Light Ltd.
I really appreciate your attention to detail and your outstanding customer service!
Bradlee G. Jones PSAV
Thank you so much for getting this out to our customer in Macau. They were extremely impressed and grateful. You and your team did a fantastic job.
Julie Duarte 4Wall
Just wanted to say a big thank you for turning all the cable around last week. All went out on trucks in time. Appreciate all the support from you guys.
Lucy Taylor VER
Thanks for making my sh** week that little bit easier
Ed Railton Limelite Lighting Limited
TMB delivered great technical support for our supply of Flare LR Q+ fixtures. It is a great product we’re happy to stock. TMB support and the Flare product line is a great pairing.
Robert Kennedy Solotech