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ODU Connectors will be exhibiting at the Broadcast & Video Expo at the Excel Centre London 26th-28th February and showcasing several new products.

ODU-AMC Advanced connector solutions for vision & audio
ODU, an international front-runner in connector systems technology, are a long-established connector manufacturer with an outstanding pedigree in the very tough business of military communications.

In the UK, ODU is probably best known for their support of the army’s Bowman C41 tactical digital communications programme where, since 2002, they have supplied over 100,000 helmet connectors without a single reported in-service failure.

This, together with work on several global Future Soldier modernisation programs, lead to the introduction of the ODU-AMC® the Advanced Military Connector, a new generation of miniature circular connectors, meeting the need for ever-higher data-transfer rates in extremely rugged connectors of minimal size, now in extensive world-wide use.

High Speed Data Technology from ODU for the broadcast market
In reality, the tough demands of military communications are exactly matched by the  requirements of broadcast equipment – both depend on a connector system to be totally secure, utterly reliable and cost-effective – exactly what ODU can provide.

ODU knowhow has created the best combination of ruggedness and signal integrity in the smallest possible size and these connectors are able to transmit high-speed data protocols with rates of up to 14.4 Gbit/s.

Not attending? Then download the brochure:

https://www.odu-uk.co.uk/downloads/application-brochures/

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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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