ITT Develops Custom ARINC 600 Connector for In-Flight Entertainment Systems


ARINC 600 connector meets stringent specifications in cost-efficient design...

SANTA ANA, Calif. - September 17, 2008 - ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has developed a custom ARINC 600 connector designed specifically for in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems used in commercial aircraft. The ARINC 600 connector meets stringent technical specifications in a cost-efficient design.

"We were able to provide our customer with an economical connector suitable for use in IFE systems by creating a "mutual program" price for both the LRU connector and the aircraft side-mounting tray connectors required by the aircraft integrator," said Keith Teichmann, director of marketing for ITT Interconnect Solutions. "Because the ARINC 600 connector package utilizes a single part number, no additional assembly drawings or instructions were needed, providing increased simplicity for our customer, particularly since the data package and configuration for the 4MCU ARINC 600 are controlled by the FAA."

The ARINC 600 connector features ITT Interconnect Solutions'Quadrax contacts for gigabit Ethernet channels, along with a custom size two shell designed to reduce EMI/RFI emissions. The connector utilizes custom insert arrangements and pre-loaded inserts with extended tail contacts to eliminate unused positions and for faster PC board mounting, respectively. The ARINC 600 connector's polarizing keys were pre-loaded and fixed PEM® nuts were implemented to ensure no loose hardware upon installation.

Unit pricing for the ARINC 600 connector is approximately $367.55.

About ITT Interconnect Solutions

ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. For more information on ITT Interconnect Solutions and an archive of its press releases, please visit www.ittcannon.com.

About ITT

ITT Corporation (www.itt.com) is a diversified high-technology engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to creating more livable environments, enabling communications and providing protection and safety. The company plays an important role in vital markets including water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company ITT employs approximately 40,000 people and generated $9 billion in 2007 sales.

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Nas Hashemian

ITT Interconnect Solutions

Tel.: +714-628-8370

Fax: +714-628-2249

Email: nas.hashemian@itt.com

Web: www.ittcannon.com

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