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Push Pull Fiber Optic Connector withstands harsh environments.

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November 26, 2012 - Supporting 2 or 4 channels, Fischer FiberOptic Connector has IP68 rating when mated and IP67 rating in unmated conditions. Spring optical contacts allow for filtering out any stress applied to connector housing. For cleaning, connector features removable mono-block mate adapter, and unmated connectors can be rinsed under water or in ultrasound bath. Applications include transport mobility, telecom, energy, defense/security, broadcast, construction, and medical devices.

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Original Press Release

New Fischer FiberOptic Connector Secures Premium Optical Performance in Extreme Environments

Press release date: November 13, 2012

ST-PREX, Switzerland, -- Fischer Connectors [http://www.fischerconnectors.com releases its new push-pull FiberOptic interconnecting solution specially designed for premium optical performance in extreme environments. As one of the worldwide leaders in designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors, Fischer monitors the fiber optic trends closely and adapts its connectors to the users' needs. The brand-new Fischer FiberOptic [http://www.fischer-fiberoptic.com interconnecting technology offers the essential quality and stability needed for an optical link combined with extreme robustness, easy mating and easy cleaning.

The Fischer FiberOptic with two (FO2) or four (FO4) optical channels features some major revolutionary novelties. Fischer Connectors is able to offer a fiber solution that is extremely quick and easy to clean thanks to a removable mono-block mate adapter and to the possibility of rinsing the unmated connectors freely under water or in an ultrasound bath.

The Fischer FiberOptic connector will perform perfectly in harsh and extreme environments. It has a high ingress protection of IP68 (2m/24hours) when mated and IP67 in unmated conditions. In addition, Fischer Connectors' FiberOptic optical performance is insensitive to mechanical strain on the connector. The spring optical contacts employed allow for filtering out any stress applied to the connector housings while keeping the typical advantage of a push-pull solution: quick, safe and easy locking.

'The new push-pull Fischer FiberOptic connector provides the perfect mix of features needed by a reliable FiberOptic inter-connecting solution: premium optical performance and robustness, blind mating and easy maintenance. This is definitely a benefit for the users of the Fischer FiberOptic FO2 and FO4,' says Dominique Glauser, CEO of Fischer Connectors Group.

The Fischer FiberOptic [http://www.fischer-fiberoptic.com connector can be used in a wide range of fields requiring faultless quality in outdoor or demanding applications, such as Transport Mobility, Telecom, Energy, Defense & Security, Broadcast, Construction & Infrastructure and Medical Devices.

Key specifications:
- IP68 2meters/24hours Mated & IP67 (1meter/30min) Unmated Ingress Protection
- Extreme Environment FiberOptic Solution (Norm IEC 61753-1 Cat. E)
- Multi-channel (2 & 4), SM & MM Optical Fibers, UPC & APC Polishing
- Push-pull Mating Plugs & Receptacles
- Optional Gas Tight Panel Receptacles (IP68 or <10-6mbar>
- Removable Mono-block mate adapter

For more information, please visit http://www.fischer-fiberoptic.com

About Fischer Connectors [http://www.fischerconnectors.com : Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions for almost 60 years. Known for their reliability, precision and resistance to demanding and harsh environments, Fischer Connectors' products are commonly used in fields requiring faultless quality, such as medical equipment, industrial instrumentation, measuring and testing devices, broadcast, telecommunication and military forces worldwide. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide.

CONTACT: Arjen Meijer, a.meijer@fischerconnectors.ch,  +41-21-800-95-95.

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