The eXport solution provides a single connection for all audio, video, power, and data communication between the iPod and IFEC system, eliminating the need for octopus cable
previously used in the industry.
An octopus cable is a twenty-five pair cable just like they use in old telephone systems.
As mentioned above, octopus cable has an amphenol on one end and six to twelve cables at the other.
A patch panel is the opposite number to an octopus cable. The amphenol connector plugs into the back of the patch panel, which has on its front the requisite number of RJ-11 type jacks (eight or twelve RJ11s or six RJ-45s).
When using the octopus cables, a twenty five pair cable is usually used.
You can also get octopus cables with DB-25 connectors already built in, and you can get any number of patch panels.
Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL) (Cranston, RI) has designed hundreds of custom fiber optic data network cables to meet exact specifications, including ultra high density fiber optic ribbon and trunk cables as well as custom octopus cables
connecting data communication equipment with routers and bridges.