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Five Ways the Industrial Internet of Things is Making Rail Better

Connected technologies are making cargo and passenger rail transport more efficient, transparent, and secure. Dramatic changes are occurring in rail travel and transport as connected technologies come into use for scheduling, tracking and monitoring, autonomous systems, safety and performance systems, and passenger amenities. Examples around the world show a mode that is leveraging new technologies Read More >>

Soldier Wearables and Heads-Up Displays Challenge Connectors

US Army leaders and their industrial partners are looking at new ways to equip dismounted soldiers with lighter weight, wireless, more capable, and more integrated electronic systems. The goal of a major revamp of the Adaptive Squad Architecture (ASA) is to harmonize both the individual dismounted soldier and the squad as an integrated combat platform, Read More >>

Four Factors to Consider When Specifying Connectors for Military Wearables

Choosing the right connectors for soldier-worn electronics can help improve soldier effectiveness and safety in the field. The average soldier in the field today carries between 87 and 121 pounds (39 to 59 kilograms) of gear and equipment, including an increasing amount of soldier-worn electronics. Improving battlefield effectiveness starts with ensuring every ounce of that Read More >>

New Product News October 2019

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Product News October 2019 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, Read More >>

How to Specify Heavy-Duty Connectors and Cable Assemblies for Harsh Industrial Applications

Designing and specifying cable assemblies for use in harsh environments presents a number of challenges. Industrial equipment can be subjected to harsh conditions, such as high temperatures, water, high humidity, particulate ingress, electromagnetic interference (EMI), vibration, and impact from close proximity to moving factory components. Over time, exposure to these conditions begins to impede assembly Read More >>

The Internet of Battlefield Things is Changing Connector Designs

Interconnects directly contribute to the size, weight, reliability, ruggedness, and overall performance of modern military equipment, which is increasingly interconnected via the Internet of Battlefield Things or IoBT. As Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, put it during the Navy’s Future Force Expo in Washington, DC, in 2017, “I’d want to network everything to Read More >>

Rugged Connectors Expand into New Applications

5G and the Industrial Internet of Things are pushing advanced electronics into rough new territory. Rugged connectors can provide the robust connectivity needed, although sometimes a custom connector is required. Rugged connectors come into play when electronic equipment is designed for use in an extreme environment. This can be broadly defined: Extreme conditions may be Read More >>

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Sensor-Input Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensor-input connector products from leading suppliers for both heavy-duty industrial applications that employ external sensors and lighter industrial and commercial electronics applications that integrate various sensors within them. Sensor-Input Connector Products NorComp’s M Series M12 connectors are designed to satisfy the electrical and mechanical demands of a wide variety of Read More >>

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Meeting Medical Market Demands for High-Density Electrical Connectors with Standard and Custom Solutions

The growing demand for high-density electrical connectors in the medical market is being driven by an overwhelming trend towards smaller, lighter, and more ergonomically conscious medical devices. By John Holloway, Principal Engineer at ATL Technology high-density electrical connectors These demands can be met with an array of standard and custom solutions, but coming up with the Read More >>

LEDs Illuminate the Industrial Internet of Things

Industry 4.0 is coming to life with the help of LED connectivity. In the past decade, the commercial and residential lighting markets have undergone a rapid shift from incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In 2018, global LED sales accounted for 40% of the lighting market, according to the International Energy Agency, Read More >>

new connector and cable products: June 25, 2019

New Connector and Cable Products: June 25, 2019

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and other connectivity products. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements or home pages and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector Read More >>

How to Specify Rail-Industry Ethernet Networks: Five Key Considerations and Why Connectors Are Critical

Data demands are exceeding what legacy technology can handle. See why more train manufacturers and system integrators are moving towards rail-industry Ethernet. The rail industry’s accelerating demand for higher bandwidth requirements has outpaced what the existing Train Communication Network (TCN) standard for data communication can provide. Designed for real-time applications, the TCN standard is a Read More >>