Shop Floor PC's

To Group:

A while back the subject of protecting shop floor PC's from hazardous
environments came up.

If you goto you will see a
product called "Cat 5 reach".

For $ 545.00 list you can buy a pair of boxes that can be linked with up to
650 feet of cat 5 cable to allow you to place your PC's in an office near
the floor. ( They also have a fiber version that's good for 3,000 feet )

What you end up with is x number of pcs in an office with type 5 wire
running out into your shop where you still have monitors, keyboards, and

Granted this doesn't protect your monitors, keyboards, and mice but monitors
seem to hold up very well ( they just get dirty ) and keyboards and mice are
cheap these days.


Todd Anderson