METZ CONNECT offers 2-pair twisted-pair connections with D-encoding and 4-pair twisted-pair connections of type X. The four-pin connector with D-encoding is suitable for data transmission with a transmission rate of 100 Bit/s. For higher transmission rates (e.g. Gigabit-Ethernet), the eight-pin M12 connectors of type X can be used, since they guarantee a data transmission rate up to the gigabit range.The robust M12 connectors have a very high mechanical and electrical rigidity and are resistant against dirt and humidity when they are plugged in (IP67). Simultaneously, safe and reliable contacting and thus an error-free data transmission are guaranteed.