10th time at DSEI for ODU Connectors

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Once again, ODU are looking forward to exhibiting at DSEI, so as to show-off   their latest developments in military connector technology.

ODU’s first major UK opportunity came back in 2002 with the Bowman C41 Tactical Comms System and they have since supplied their Advanced Military Connector Series, the ODU-AMC®, to support programmes such as Thales Squadnet Radio, Racal Acoustics Magna RA4000 Headset and Selex Elsag Future Soldier Radio.

 

 

Squadnet Radio, courtesy of Thales UK

 

 

Having already produced the ODU-AMC® High Speed Data series that can combine and transmit all common protocols, with transfer rates up to 14.4 Gbits/s, at DSEI they will introduce further developments, providing fresh options for the dismounted soldier and the in-vehicle equipment OEM, including:

 

A new 7-pole insert for the ODU-AMC® high-Density Series

In a size 0 shell, but with a larger 0.7mm contact diameter for higher robustness, the 7-pole configuration offers a future-proof alternative to other 6-pole NETT-Warrior connectors, together  with a significant performance increase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The all-new ODU-AMC® T-Series Connector.

The ‘T’ stands for Three-in-One or ‘Triple’ as three locking variants of plug [push-pull, break-away or screw-lock] can fit the same receptacle, in shell-sizes that give space-envelope savings over comparable density MIL-DTL-38999M connectors, but with the same, or improved, technical performance.

 

 

Cables can use a standard MIL-M85049 back-shell or ODU over-mould and the crimp contacts can be standard MIL-AS39029, or an ODU design.
Now, in-vehicle OEM’s can specify an appropriate locking mechanism at each connection point, whilst retaining the same bulkhead fitting across all equipment.

ODU also offers a comprehensive assembly service – including connectors, cable, over-moulding, watertight-potting and metalwork – supplying your sub-system from one totally reliable source – shipped to line.

Consultation, requirement analysis, product design & development, prototype manufacture, pre-production batch delivery, technical documentation – they take care of everything necessary to produce a great system solution specifically for you.

However, the company’s skill-set, as an independent connector manufacturer, includes one further special ingredient – flexibility – the ability to sit down with the customer and design a way out of a problem, the ability to produce a connector that is truly fit-for-purpose and to deliver that both on-time and within budget.

So, if you’re faced with a connector or packaging conundrum, then why not drop by stand H2-569 in the UK Pavillion and tell them about your problems – they may have an answer.

Neutrik UK appointments new Sales Manager as Group accelerates expansion into new markets, applications and advanced connectivity technologies

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Ryde, Isle of Wight, 19 May 2021. Neutrik UK has announced the appointment of Karl Cowing as its new Sales Manager. Cowing comes to the position with an extensive 22 year career in engineering, and engineering sales, support and key account management roles within the electronics, automotive, transport, aerospace and defence sectors.

His experience includes responsibility for electronic interconnect solutions into strategic aerospace and defence customers, helping them adapt to rapidly changing technology requirements within the radar and electronic warfare sector, and positioning high reliability RF electronic connectivity solutions, including fibre optic technology, to help customers address future bandwidth issues.

Commenting on his appointment, Cowing says, “Over the years I have known of Neutrik connectors as best-in-class market leaders. I am excited to be joining the company and look forward to working closely with our customers to understand the true value of our products to them, in helping to drive innovation of future developments, in shaping growth in core markets and design into emerging growth markets.”

Commenting on Cowing joining Neutrik UK, Managing Director Mark Perrins states, “It is propitious to have Karl assume the role of UK Sales Manager at this strategically important time for the Neutrik Group. The acquisition of new brands and services, coupled with a fresh overall approach to our business, is presenting unprecedented opportunity for growth. Bringing Karl on board, with his exceptional breadth of experience in advanced engineering connectivity applications and solutions, will help position us to exploit these opportunities and provide our wider customer base with exciting new product innovations and solutions for all manner of application requirements.”

ODU Connectors Launches ODU CONNECTS – a new connector portal

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ODU have introduced a new microsite at https://odu-connects.com/

This new portal is designed to operate as a knowledge hub, providing technical expertise direct to ODU customers.

Design engineers, quality managers, project managers, procurement staff and all enablers will be able to benefit from the ability to get advice at any time, any place, from ODU’s in-house experts.

The Covid-imposed restrictions of the last year have caused ODU to strive for new ways to provide their customers with the best possible and most timely support.

This new self-service microsite makes four options available:-

  • A large media library of technical video presentations, free to view at any time.
  • A calendar of up-coming virtual presentations and exhibitions available for log-on.
  • The option of booking a live, digital webinar for one-on-one or group discussions with ODU engineers having specific market and technical expertise.
  • A link to personal support.

Smiths Interconnect receives contract from Mitsubishi Electronic Company to develop an integrated G-Band Satellite Based Antenna system for the Japan Space Agency

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Development contract is part of the Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water
cycle (GOSAT-GW) program

Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated multi-function RF systems, subsystems, antennas, RF and MW components, connectors and cable assemblies for Aerospace and Defense, announced receipt of a contract from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to participate in the development of a G-band satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Smiths Interconnect will design a component with dual band millimeter wave antenna and receivers as a part of the advanced microwave scanning radiometer 3 (AMSR3). The AMSR3 is designed to receive microwave radiation from the earth and will be mounted on the Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle (GOSAT-GW). These microwave radiation measurements will assist in preventing disasters attributed to global warming and climate change, and to advance scientific and technological methods that enable more accurate prediction of climate change. The fully integrated antenna and receiver is an integral part of the system which will provide the frequency and the
bandwidth that the GOSAT-GW mission requires.

Among very few companies with both millimeter wave component and subsystem expertise combined with heritage in both space applications and antenna system design, Smiths Interconnect is uniquely positioned to provide first-class technical support and a reliable, lightweight, and compact system solution.

”We are proud to partner with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and be a part of this important satellite
mission. Our extensive knowledge in the area of millimeter wave solutions for Space applications perfectly aligns us to support our customers’ current and future needs.” Said Ralph DeMarco, Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Smiths Interconnect Inc.