At this year’s NBAA convention, ITT Cannon (Booth No. N314) is featuring its range of interconnect technologies, which are designed to reduce total cost of ownership and to increase bandwidth capacity for aviation applications.
ITT Cannon’s newest generation of fiber-optic and copper multi-gigabit interconnect systems allow for the seamless flow of high-bandwidth data, supporting functions from pilots’ enhanced visibility in extreme weather conditions to providing passengers with high-definition programming. Cannon’s Quadrax gigabit copper termini, used as an interconnect choice in many in-flight entertainment systems, support multiple form factors, including Arinc rectangular connectors and MIL-DTL-38999 circular connectors among others.
The ITT Cannon group has also developed technologies resulting in smaller, lighter and lower-cost field-terminated circular connectors that perform similarly to the traditional MIL-DTL-38999 series. The latest innovations in the “MKJ Trinity” series of miniature D38999 connectors bring together the benefits of field-terminated contacts with higher density contact layouts. This provides the marketplace with a flexible product line that is up to 50 percent smaller and 70 percent lighter than its 38999 counterparts, according to ITT Cannon.
“Our latest advances in connector technologies lead the market in performance, quality and affordability,” declared Wes Morgan, director of product management for ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “Our current product portfolio includes new, lightweight, pressure-sealed connectors that cut installation and maintenance time up to 50 percent, saving fuel and time.”