ITSA members are attending Southern Manufacturing 2022


We are delighted to advise you that a number of ITSA members are attending Southern Manufacturing 2022 at Farnborough in February.

LEMO stand C120,

binder stand C110,

Neutrik stand F85,

Fischer stand D125,

ODU stand E70

HARWIN stand F70


will all be there showcasing their latest developments so why not make a point of visiting them to discuss their technologies and how they can support you.

New Cat5e RJ45 Feedthrough Connector and Plug Carrier from Cliff Electronics has protection to IP65 for rugged applications


Cliff Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectivity solutions have added a new Cat5e RJ45 Feedthrough Connector to their very successful FT range which all fit into an industry standard XLR connector 24mm diameter panel cut out. In addition, a compatible, secure, snap-in lockable XLR style Plug Carrier is available to facilitate the connection of an RJ45 plug (not supplied) or cable assembly.

The new Cliff RJ45 FT Jack is a rugged nickel-plated diecast zinc metal construction offering protection to IP65, providing a dust tight and water-resistant connector for rugged applications and is supplied with an integrated dust cover for continued protection when not in use. Rated at Cat5e the socket is suitable for both Fast Ethernet (10/100) and Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) data communications.


Widely used in IT systems, consumer and audio/broadcast products Cliff’s female RJ45 Feed Through Ethernet sockets meet the wiring standard for using an 8P8C connector as defined in Part 68 of the FCC rules and are generally mounted directly on a device or on an I/O patch panel. The all-metal design reduces the effects of EMI, has a dielectric strength of 1K VDC, frequency range from 1-100MHz, contacts are rated at 1.5A/50V, lifetime is greater than 1000 mating cycles and operating temperature range is from -30°C to +80°C.


John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments, “Wired Ethernet networks remain popular in both industrial and domestic environments as they can offer more stable, interference free and faster data connection than wireless and reduce the risk of data being hacked. Our FeedThrough RJ45 Jack has a wide variety of applications for safe data connectivity for OEMs around the world and brings another variant to our very flexible FT connector range.”


Cliff are leaders in the design and manufacture of standard and FeedThrough connectors which mount into an industry standard XLR, 23mm cutout allowing 16 connectors, from a wide range of variants, to be conveniently mounted on 19” rack panels which Cliff can supply pre-assembled. Applications include audio, broadcast, AV and communications installations, medical, education and research and industrial control.


The recently introduced space saving DualSLIM FeedThrough connector series is just 19mm wide allowing 20 connectors to be assembled on a 19” rack panel. In addition to the applications above the DualSLIM is commonly used for NUC computers and mini-PCs, such as Raspberry Pi.


Cliff’s full range of standard and FeedThrough connectors may be found on their website and are available from major international distributors. For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, or email

Neutrik are expanding and recruiting Market Sales Engineers


Are you an experienced and successful Sales Engineer?

Do you have over 5 years’ experience in interconnect or component sales?

You may be just what Neutrik UK is looking for.

The Role

Neutrik UK Ltd is now looking to expand and diversify and are looking for dynamic and experienced UK Market Sales Engineers, who will preferably be qualified to BTEC level or higher in a commercial or technical discipline.

The ideal candidate will have over 5 years’ experience of interconnect or component sales for either a connector manufacturer or distributor. The key focus markets are industrial, medical, military etc and you must be able to demonstrate experience of selling into these markets.

The ability to identify opportunities and work with not only buyers but engineers and design teams to develop long term relationships and consistently grow sales is also a key requirement.

These are key roles with the responsibility for not only managing existing customers but identifying and securing new opportunities in order to consistently grow revenues, achieving and surpassing sales budgets and targets in the UK whilst ensuring there is full alignment between the UK and corporate strategy. The successful candidate must be able to show a successful track record in growing core businesses whilst establishing new opportunities in the markets defined. Experience of “value add” sales will also be of benefit.

These are exciting opportunities for the right candidate to join the company at a time where it is setting its growth strategy for the next 2-3 years.

These are a home-based roles as you are expected to spend the majority of your time on face-to-face customer relationships.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter and dynamic sales professional with a can-do attitude. The ability to both work on their own and as part of a team is vital as is the ability to recognise and develop profitable customers, markets and application solutions.

These positions report into the UK Sales Manager.

Neutrik is an innovative international interconnect corporation with over 40 years of know-how and experience in the manufacture and development of innovative electrical and electronic interconnect products and solutions.

The company was founded with the idea to create innovative products utilizing the latest mechanical and electrical know-how and state of the art manufacturing, this mission still holds true today. The company are recognised as a world leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of coaxial, power and circular connectors with applications in the Audio and Industrial markets.

The group consists of strategically placed global subsidiaries together with a network of exclusive distributors in over 80 countries which provide global sales and technical support.


If you are interested please forward, in complete confidence, your C.V together with a covering letter clearly outlining how you fit the criteria to John Biggs or if you would like to know more please call me on 07768 147677.

Applications for these roles will close on Friday the 14th February.

ITSA announce another new member to their expanding network


We are delighted to welcome Astute Electronics as the latest member of ITSA.

Astute represent some significant interconnect manufacturers and this together with their matching industry and value add focus means that we are further strengthening our position as the “Voice of the UK Interconnect Industry”

Commenting on the appointment, John Biggs, ITSA Chairman said “I am delighted to welcome Astute as a member of ITSA, I have seen Astute grow as a business over many years but in particular I have seen them develop a significant portfolio of major interconnect manufacturers and this will add further significance to ITSA’s  representation of the UK Interconnect Market”

Peter Sullivan Astute’s Interconnect Business Development Manager, a 38-year connector veteran said ‘I have known ITSA (previously the BCMA) since my early days in the connector industry. It has always been an association dedicated to representing, supporting, and developing its members. Astute Electronics are delighted to be the first distributor with a dedicated interconnect team to be joining this great association’.