Fischer Connectors, the global innovator in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, is showcasing its innovative ruggedized products designed to meet the growing needs for faster, more powerful and smaller solutions in defense & security applications at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) tradeshow.

In close partnership with its customers, Fischer Connectors continues to push the boundaries of connectivity to address design engineers’ need to minimize space and maximize performance in their devices used in Dismounted Soldier, Ground, Aerospace and Marine military applications.

On stand S4-120 at DSEI, visitors can discover, along with their full product range tested to MIL-standards, the following new products:

  • Ultra-miniature USB 3.0 connector in the Fischer MiniMax™ Series: The lightweight, high-density Fischer MiniMaxTM Series has been extended to include a new dedicated USB 3.0 contact block in the 08 size; a robust, IP68 solution that meets needs for even faster data transfer, higher performance and greater functionality in small devices. With multiple combinations of signal and power contacts in a high-density body, the MiniMax connector is ultra-compact, light and easy to use. It can be used in several applications where weight and space are paramount, such as:
  • Miniature body-worn computers to replace multiple standard input/output connectors and achieve full compliance with demanding USB 3.0 data protocols
  • High-performance cameras to ensure a rugged, sealed interface and reliable data transmission from the camera to the recoding unit.
  • Power connectivity solution in the Fischer UltiMate™ Series: The ultra-rugged, compact Fischer UltiMateTM Series has been extended to include two power configurations. New configurations of 2x contacts of 26 Amps each or 3x contacts of 16 Amps each, both combined with 3x signal contacts offer even more flexibility, improving the power supply alongside signals and enabling the full integration of UltiMate connectors into all applications. With IP68/69 or hermetic sealing, and 360° EMC shielding, the UltiMate connector is able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, corrosion and extreme temperatures, and 10,000 mating cycles. It is being used, for example, in:
  • Field radios, UAVs, radar and surveillance systems to optimize power connectivity.

Visitors will also be able to get a preview – both on the stand and in the Dismounted Soldier Systems Showcase located in the tradeshow’s Land Zone – of Fischer Connectors’ breakthrough wearable connectivity technology offered by the LP360 solution. This rugged, lightweight, low-profile connector offers 360° mating freedom to optimize cable management, allowing for easy integration into clothing. By eliminating the key code, it can be mated, routed and plugged in any direction, ensuring that the cable can always go straight to the device with minimal twists and turns and reducing stress on the cable. Fully cleanable on the receptacle and plug side, the LP360 is easy to use and maintain.

Expertise and innovation come with clear communications and insight. Attendees to the DSEI Seminar Programme will be able to learn more about connectivity trends – wearability, miniaturization, data transfer and sealing – in the presentation given by Fischer Connectors’ Sr. Product Manager Wim Vanheertum:

  • "What Modern Soldiers Want: Robust, Fast, Small, Smart Connectors" – location: East Theatre, Land Zone, North Hall / Wednesday 13 Sept., 10:30-11:00.

Field-tested in a wide range of defense & security applications, Fischer Connectors’ rugged solutions are presented in an innovative and ultra-realistic computer-generated video, a dedicated website and a brochure, all published as a world premiere at DSEI.

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Fischer Connectors’ press release with HD pictures and related documents can be found here.