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“This will be our 8th year as an exhibitor at Defence and Security Equipment International,” said Nick Harper, ODU managing director. “We look forward to each one, as the show gets bigger and better, giving us more sales opportunities. Not only that, but as a specialist niche supplier, we need to keep our ears to the ground and DSEI  helps us to be made aware of the future needs of the military communications market. At the same time, of course, we get to introduce our new developments, designed to answer the constant demand for better, faster and more secure military communications.”

In the UK, ODU is probably best known for our support of the Bowman programme, where we have supplied over 100,000 helmet connectors without a single reported in-service failure. This, together with work on several global Future Soldier programmes, lead to the successful introduction of our Advanced Military Connector [AMC] series of miniature push-pull connectors.

In battlefield deployment, the soldier deserves a connector system that is totally secure and utterly reliable – that is exactly what the company aims to offer. However, to serve the various soldier modernisation systems is only the start – ODU’s target for the future is to connect all interfaces around the soldier, such as weapons, communications systems and vehicle connections, so that both system engineers and soldiers can benefit from one connector family that meets all the requirements for every specific application.

We will be showcasing some of these new military connector developments at DSEI 2017 and you can preview them here:

http://www.odu-connectors.com/application-areas/military-and-security/

ODU also offers a comprehensive assembly service – including connectors, cable, over-moulding, watertight-potting and metalwork – we can supply your sub-system from one totally reliable source – shipped to line. Consultation, requirement analysis, product design & development, prototype manufacture, pre-production batch delivery, technical documentation: we take care of everything necessary to produce a great system solution specifically for you.

However, the company’s skill-set, as an independent, specialist, connector manufacturer includes one further special ingredient – flexibility – the ability to sit down with the customer and design a way out of a problem, the ability to produce a connector that is truly fit-for-purpose and to deliver that on-time and within budget.

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For more than 75 years, ODU has designed customized premium connectors ensuring reliable transmission of power, signals, data, and media in demanding applications in the growth markets of medical, military & security and energy, as well as in established sectors such as industrial electronics, test & measurement, and automotive.

For more than 75 years, ODU has designed customized premium connectors ensuring reliable transmission of power, signals, data, and media in demanding applications in the growth markets of medical, military & security and energy, as well as in established sectors such as industrial electronics, test & measurement, and automotive.

In 1937, Otto Dunkel built the first ionospheric transmitters, broadcasting messages into the atmosphere, to be reflected to another location. Early transmissions presented many challenges, particularly with the plug contacts of the broadcasting system. Looking out his window one day, Otto saw a man with a twig-broom sweeping up leaves – giving him the idea for an entirely new contact – the springwire.

A year later Otto patented his invention: Now known around the world as ODU SPRINGTAC, offering connector technology on the highest technical level. Multiple, individually-operating, springwires are incorporated into each contact [even the smallest 0.76mm dia contact has 15 springwires] – each springwire in contact with the pin, ensuring extremely high mating cycles and stable low contact resistance.


ODU-MAC
is a rectangular connector system offering almost limitless configurations. Reliable and compact, most ODU-MAC modules are based on ODU SPRINGTAC technology, ensuring high contact stability even under increased vibration.

Available in two formats  – in a DIN housing for manual operation and in an aluminium frame as an automatic docking version. The contacts can be varied by the customer – using a configurator, backed-up by ODU technical support engineers.

Whether in connector technology for the Finnish state railway, in the analysis unit of heart catheter systems, or in pick-and-place machines, the ODU-MAC ensures reliable safety – customers report no failures in the docking version of the ODU-MAC even after one million mating cycles.

So, what’s new?

ODU have introduced a new, high-density version of their highly successful miniature AMC push-pull connector. With dia­meters from under 10 up to 18.5mm and contact densities of up to 40 contacts, this connector offer functionality and premium quality in a compact size. At the same time, these featherweights guarantee a highly robust connec­tion, convenient handling, and long service life. ODU is developing customized versions of these connectors to meet specific customer require­ments, and also offers cable assembly and over-moulding.

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