Top 11 Reasons to Select GigE Vision Cable Suite from Northwire - NWI Lab360

OSCEOLA, WI. – Northwire, Inc. (NWI) Advanced technology accelerates the pace of the competition, hurdling existing capabilities.  Rely on fast, ruggedized GigE vision based solutions from Northwire - NWI Lab360 to compete in the race to stay ahead.  A woman-owned small business, Northwire-NWI Lab360 is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract engineering services of custom technical products for global diverse markets.  ITAR and EAR Registered, NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and quality to achieve the highest quality and the shortest lead times for any volume of custom wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection and over-molded products.

In today's age of 'big data' where reliability is paramount and accuracy is critical, Northwire's comprehensive industrial-grade GigE Endurance gigabit Ethernet cabling  and assembly products equip vision and camera systems with increased strength and enhanced performance.  Proven to exceed 10 million flex cycles, Northwire's proprietary industrial-grade technology meets harsh-duty demands and the benefits of a long life expectancy.

"Northwire's Endurance vision systems cable and assemblies are designed and engineered to resist weld flash, flame, abrasion, water, UV and a dynamic temperature range to -50°C to name a few," explains electrical engineer Steven Kedrowski, NWI operations manager (United States Military Academy, Alumni, West Point). "Built to exacting end-user requirements, electrical and product specifications, NWI's GigE vision cable and assembly product portfolio ensures robust performance in the most demanding applications," states Kedrowski.  To maintain the competitive edge, prime contractors should leverage emerging technologies and choose GigE based solutions from NWI for the Top 11 reasons: 


Combat-proven, off-the-shelf (COTS) technology enables quick and cost-effective fielding to forces. High TRL product that matches your product and gets your product to the war-fighter faster.


Upgrade legacy systems with NWI's versatile portfolio while leveraging improved capability cameras that require increased bandwidth. NWI supports open architecture, interoperability and is application focused. 


Vertically-integrated offerings serve a wide spectrum of the equipment required for modernization efforts.


Northwire’s custom Design-to-Ship in 5 Days or Fewer program ensures rapid technological development and fielding to the force.


Free design and rapid wire and cable prototyping from NWI expedites equipment to field environments for critical 'try before you buy' assessments.  NWI can reduce your NRE costs.


NWI’s no minimum order quantities support the buy less more often' fiscal initiative while long

wire and cable product life expectancy saves money.


Future-proof systems with NWI's GigE vision cable and assembly scalability which easily accommodates the addition of new sensors, displays and processors.


Transmission speed allows video display directly onto the monitor enabling the use of 360 situational awareness video from visible, infrared and other wavelength cameras.


Harden ground vehicles by eliminating windows and using real-time video transmission for maneuvering and situational awareness.

No.  2.  QUALITY

Committed to delivering exacting requirements and best-in-class capabilities to the men and women

who serve.

No.  1.  SAFETY

Increase force protection and mission capability with extremely reliable and high-throughput rates for data transmission.

CAGE Code 7V821, Northwire has been meeting defense, maritime and aerospace technical custom cable, military wire, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harness, injection and over-molded requirements and contract engineering and manufacturing needs for nearly four decades. 

Select from UL listed, CSA certified, CE Mark and UL recognized AWM Style options, compliant to RoHS, RoHS2 and REACH standards as well as NEC, IEEE, EIA/TIA and category electrical cable specifications.  Listed below, Northwire's proprietary line of GigE Endurance cable assembly combinations also highlight complementary, alternative and competing architectures to provide the depth and breadth of solutions for the toughest applications:

GigE Vision® (GEV 1000) Patch Cable/Gigabit Ethernet Cable; Power Over Ethernet™ PoE™; FireWire™ MVC-800, FireWire™ MVC-800 EL (Extended Length)/IEEE 1394 FireWire™ 'a to a', 'a to b' and 'b to b'; USB™; Camera Link™, Power Over Camera Link®/ PoCL® and MiniCL PoCL; and CCXC®/CCXC analog video.

Made in the USA, cost-effective and budget-compliant, Northwire wire and cable products are field-proven to withstand the toughest military harsh duty applications, saving time and money in maintenance and operations costs, ensuring security and resiliency for the future.  Designed for use throughout the United States Armed Forces, Northwire's long product life endures the most extreme environments, temperatures and hazardous materials in a wide variety of applications including,  ground combat vehicles, force protection, ISR, EW and rugged communication protocols, maritime (signal, control, instrumentation and power), aerospace (airframe point to point, avionics systems, missiles, aerospace flight, combat rescue vehicles, refueling and GPS satellites) and C4ISR (armament, sensor systems, radar systems, platform connectivity, communication satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, military headsets, field, specialty and nuclear).   Application analysis, free sample wire and cable, rapid cable prototyping, bar coding, RFID tags, packaging to mil spec requirements, stocking programs are also available.

For maximum performance, select from 8,000 standard products or design a custom solution, protect from RFI, EMI, crush, cut, impact, flame, chemicals, hazardous area, oil, rodents, fungus, water, abrasion, compression and more.  Extreme flex capabilities including torsional, rolling, variable, bending and continuous.

From Concept to Completion, Northwire - NWI Lab360 design engineers engage with customers through every process phase from R&D, new product development, rapid cable prototyping, pilot models, clinical trials, low volume through high volume production, life-cycle innovation and logistics.  

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