DSEI 2019: Fischer Connectors unveils new solutions
At DSEI, Fischer Connectors unveils as a world premiere, nine range extensions of the multiple award-winning plug & use Fischer Freedom technology platform. These new solutions are an innovation enabler in connectivity, particularly in terms of SWaP requirements, cable management optimization and wearable technology, for the Dismounted Soldier Modernisation Programme and in line with the Generic Soldier Architecture (GSA).
Fischer Connectors' stand at DSEI 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
With the range extensions, along with live demos on its stand at DSEI, Fischer Connectors demonstrates how Fischer Freedom serves as a technology platform setting new standards in usability, integrability and versatility for dismounted soldier, ground, aerospace and marine applications. Fischer Connectors’ connectivity solutions can make defence and security devices and electronic ecosystems smaller, faster and smarter, whether at sea, in air or on land.
Mark Richards, Fischer Connectors UK’s Managing Director said: “Since the Fischer Freedom Series was launched over a year ago, we’ve seen immense interest from design engineers active in a large variety of markets and applications. This confirms that our new solution, which has, from the outset, been developed in partnership with a customer in the Defence & Security industry – discussions that started during a previous edition of DSEI – has hit the nail on the head in terms of developing a product that meets our customers’ requirements so perfectly. And particularly within the framework of the Soldier Modernisation Programme, where the plug & use connectivity solutions we are introducing to the market maximize the efficiency, usability and performance of military devices and electronic ecosystems, facilitate integration and optimize cable management.”
* The new features, new configurations, new materials and new active devices using the Fischer LP360 technological innovations, i.e. 3600 mating freedom and unique combination of sealed, blind-mate and non-magnetic quick-release locking mechanism, are as follows:
- in size 14 with 7 signal & power contacts (cf. Fischer LP360 connector in metal launched in June 2018): new features include cabled receptacle and panel plug; new active devices: Rugged Flash Drive, USB 2.0 adaptor and LED.
- in size 08 with 4 signal & power contacts (new material, new contact configuration & size): LP360 connector in plastic (high-end composite based on PEEK): cabled plug and panel receptacle; LP360 connector in metal: panel plug and panel receptacle.
Fischer Freedom series at DSEI 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
Fischer Connectors' Freedom series at DSEI 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)