Interconnect News for November 10, 2015

By Contributed Article | November 10, 2015

For the latest announcements from the connector industry, check out the news briefs for November 10, 2015.

Mouser Electronics announced the addition of adaptive driver assistance systems (ADAS) information to its automotive applications site. ADAS enhances the driving experience while providing an increased level of safety, which is expected to significantly reduce automotive accidents. These systems provide drivers with enhanced safety features such as blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, collision warning, and tire-pressure monitoring. As part of Mouser’s applications and technologies sites, the automotive applications site provides design engineers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in automotive electronics technologies as well as the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building automotive electronics systems.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) announced a new shock pallet and ramp for reliable, cost-effective delivery and deployment of fully loaded V600 42U data center cabinets. The heavy-duty shock pallet, coupled with a reusable corrugate packaging system and available quick-attach ramp reinforced with two steel channels to guide casters and ensure smooth roll off, enables V600 cabinets to be pre-loaded with components, tested, and packaged at any location and then safely reshipped to customer locations for rapid deployment. With a dynamic load rating of 2,250 lbs., V600 42U cabinets are robust, lightweight, and stable high-capacity server cabinets that feature high-flow, full-accessibility doors and side access with a variety of available cable management and cooling accessories. When purchased with the shock pallet, the V600 42U cabinets come with four pre-installed casters for easily rolling the cabinet down the ramp and into position.

HARTING now offers live support through its “VideoCall an Expert” service, which it developed as part of its commitment to support customers in all phases of their projects. The service is free and will be available at or through the HARTING USA website. Customers, who will be able to call from their Apple or Android devices or through their computers, can schedule a VideoCall at a select time in the future or set up a face-to-face with one of HARTING’s field applications engineers within minutes. The VideoCall service will help reduce downtime by eliminating the difficulty of explaining challenges over the phone. The HARTING “VideoCall an Expert” service supports Cisco Webex for scheduled calls and Skype and FaceTime for immediate calls. It is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday.

AirBorn announced significant enhancements to its innovative HD4 interconnect solution. The design now incorporates the addition of an “inverted T” termination on the board-mount connector for improved PCB assembly to reduce overall costs by eliminating potting while also increasing signal integrity and routing times. The HD4’s copper cable assembly advancements include a solid conductor wire option in addition to stranded wire, for a longer reach and better signal integrity at a lower cost; improved backshell casing to reduce EMI/EMC even further; a longer latch for positive engagement; and improved strain and bend relief.

Souriau was recognized with Labinal Power Systems’ 2014 Best Overall Performance Award from among 450 suppliers. Souriau provides Labinal Power Systems with several million connectors each year that are installed on commercial aircraft made by the world’s most prestigious names in civil aviation. From standard power distribution connections to power and broadband transmission solutions, Souriau equips all electrical functions of aircraft. Labinal Power Systems chooses the recipient of its award based on the percentage of on-time deliveries and the level of quality over an entire year. Souriau came out on top with an on-time delivery rate of more than 97% and an exceptional level of quality with a score of less than 50 PPM (parts per million).

Dr. Philipp Uschatz, ERNIERNI Group has appointed Dr. Philipp Uschatz to the newly created position of head group human resources. Uschatz reports directly to CEO Rudolf Hausladen, whom he also supports in managerial, organizational, and cultural functions. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the HR strategy along with the installation of the corresponding instruments and processes. Prior to joining ERNI International AG, Uschatz was head group HR and member of the executive board at Swisslog Holding AG.

Pasternack Enterprises launched its new mobile website, which marries powerful parametric search capabilities with a sleek, simplified, and user-friendly interface specifically intended for smartphones and tablets. Pasternack’s main objective with the new mobile site was to provide field engineers the easiest, most intuitive process for searching and finding any of the company’s 40,000+ RF components and cable assemblies with as few finger swipes as possible. The company was even able to recreate a mobile-friendly version of its popular parametric site search to allow users to easily drill down and locate their specific products by applying filters. Other notable features of the new Pasternack mobile website include easy access to product datasheets as well as real-time stock levels and pricing for every product.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to its notice of proposed rulemaking on equipment authorization for radiofrequency (RF) devices. The FCC is proposing broad revisions to its rules that govern the evaluation and approval of RF devices for sale in the United States. These changes are based on a longstanding and ongoing partnership between TIA, representing the information and communications technology manufacturer community, and the FCC. The reforms are centered on a commitment to constantly improve the equipment authorization process to ensure that manufacturers can meet consumer demands while making certain of compliance with important rules regarding protection against harmful interference that may impact consumers’ user experience. By prioritizing the streamlining of its equipment authorization rules, the FCC will enable greater investment in new, cutting-edge products such as software-defined radio and modular transmitter-based devices that respond to market-driven demands and will be key to the deployment of the Internet of Things, according to the TIA.


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