Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment

Circular Connectors feature thermoplastic shell.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 29, 2011 - Designed to displace traditional metal connector shells for substantial weight reduction, Circular Connectors with composite shells are available in MIL-38999 series III and IV, in both EMI filtered and unfiltered versions. Composite shell maintains form, fit, and function of original shell, making connectors suitable for weight-critical applications in military and aerospace industries.

Spectrum Control, Inc. - Fairview, PA

Original Press Release

New Composite Shell Circular Connectors Ideal for Low Weight Applications

Press release date: Sep 27, 2011

Orlando, FL and Fairview, PA - API Technologies' Spectrum Control product line announces their new composite connector series. These composite connectors feature shells fabricated from high grade thermoplastic. Designed to displace traditional metal connector shells for substantial weight reduction, this new addition to the Spectrum Control product line offers composite shell versions of its circular connectors in MIL-38999 series III and IV, available EMI filtered or unfiltered.

The new composite shell maintains the form, fit and function of the original connector shell, making it ideal for applications where weight is a critical factor, such as in the military and aerospace industries. Given the company's unique vertical integration capabilities, custom mechanical variations may be provided without traditional tooling charges.

The company offers a premium line of compact and extended shell EMI filtered connectors that can be designed to meet the mechanical and environmental requirements of your application, including MIL specifications. With several types of filtering available, these custom high reliability, circular connectors provide superior quality and performance.

The company's vertical integration process offers customers the chance to design any custom EMI filtered or unfiltered connector to fit the exact specifications of their application, including military or similar QPL connectors. The result is a high performance connector delivered in one of the industry's shortest lead times, 8-10 weeks, std.

Pricing for composite shell connectors is comparable to metal shell parts and begins at $50. For additional information, contact your Spectrum product line representative or visit

About API Spectrum Control Product Line:
The Spectrum Control Product line offers coaxial filters & interconnects, advanced ceramics, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters and film modules. For additional information, visit

About API Technologies Corporation:
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at

For further product information, contact:
Kathy Lopes
Product Marketing Manager
Spectrum Control
8061 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415
(PH) 814-474-0326
(FX) 814-474-3110