The rugged cable drum with an integrated 8-port switch can establish an IT connection in portable communication systems over a distance of 100 m. The cat. 7 Ethernet cable on the drum is used to create outdoor-suitable connections and transmit communication and data signals. The power for the integrated copper switch is supplied by an IEC socket located on the front of the drum. The 8 available Ethernet interfaces enable data transmission with 10/100/1000 Mbit. The RJ45 interfaces meet the IP65 requirements (spray water/dust) in accordance with DIN EN 60529. The cable drum is equipped with a brake to prevent unwinding during transport. Impact-resistant plastic ensures resistance to harsh environmental influences.