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Rugged Circular Connectors suit military applications.

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April 9, 2010 - Fischer UltiMate(TM) Military Connectors Line features miniature, ultralight design and resist shock, vibration, and corrosion. Sealed to IP68/69K, series includes shielding, which meets IEC norm 60512-23-3 standard; four mechanical codings that allow mating even in dark; and plug, which is available in 2 body sizes with push-pull locking or emergency release system. Product line is manufactured of high resistant aluminium and is guaranteed for 10,000 mating cycles.

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New Fischer Landforce(TM) Military Connectors Series

Press release date: April 6, 2010

Fischer Connectors, a trusted partner of Future Soldier Programs around the world, announces new secure interconnect solutions specially designed for Defense Forces: Fischer UltiMate(TM) Military Connectors Line. First within this line, the new Fischer LandForce(TM) Series offers compact, rugged, lightweight circular connectors for an improved protection of Future Soldiers, vehicles and other land-based equipments.

Major features of the new Fischer LandForce Series include miniature, ultralight and rugged design, extremely robust keying, high shock and vibration resistance, excellent shielding, and ultimate sealing level IP68/69K even unmated with Fischer's new facilitated cable assembly solutions.

Fischer LandForce Series is complete with EMC 360° high performance shielding tested according to IEC norm 60512-23-3, four extremely robust mechanical codings allowing an easy mating even in the dark, and a wide range of configurations including multipole contacts from 2 to 19 poles. The plug is available in two body sizes with push-pull locking or emergency release system. Additional body styles, sizes and contact configurations will follow shortly.

Thanks to its new one-piece plug body design associated with cable assembly containing highly performing epoxy potting, Fischer has achieved a new industry benchmark. Fischer LandForce Series are Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological (NBCR) ready, with IP68/69K sealing level even unmated, tested according to IEC norm 60529. Easy cleaning on the field is then also possible.

Made of special high resistant aluminium, Fischer LandForceTM Series are 50% lighter than typical metal connectors. With its extremely rugged design for harsh and demanding environments, as well as vibration and corrosion resistance, this new line of connectors is immune to even the toughest elements including fog, salt spray (5% 35°C, MIL STD-202 Method101A), sand, and moisture. Its long lifetime usage is guaranteed for 10,000 mating cycles.

Fischer Connectors provides complete, easy to assemble, turnkey solutions - connectors, cable assemblies and overmolding - all from one supplier. Cable assembly solutions are available in both straight and right angle overmolding to accommodate devices conveniently on the future warrior's uniform.

For more than 50 years, Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions. Known for their reliability, precision, and resistance to demanding environments, its products are commonly used by military forces worldwide. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide. For more information, log on to www.fischerconnectors.com.

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