As engineers exchange the world of single- and two-pair shielded cable for CAT5/6, finding a simpler way to interconnect non-networked gear becomes more important. Of course, you can buy adaptor cables pre-made, but what do you do with the excess cable?
You can also buy a roll of the Ethernet cable, and attach connectors to both ends, but a lot of our customers are buying fixed length pre-made Ethernet cables with an RJ45 connector on each end. When an adaptor cable is needed, this pre-made cable is cut in two - or cut to length - and the appropriate XLR, TRS or other connector is added to the cut end.
It makes for a custom length cable, AND you don't have to fool around with the attachment of the RJ45 connector. By the way, this idea works with ANY networked console - just remember you learned about it from the Telos Alliance!