Cinch Connectivity Solutions Gains MIL-83526 Qualification for Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors

By Caroline Rees / 28 Jun 2015
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The Cinch Fibreco Junior connector

Cinch Connectivity Solutions (CCS) is pleased to announce the qualification of their Fibreco Junior connector to the U.S Military MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 standard. The qualified connector, “MIL-Junior” further enhances their already world leading range of expanded beam fiber optic connectors, used in many harsh environment applications across the globe.

Industries such as military field deployable systems, radar & sat-com installations, offshore, subsea & energy production, industrial & transportation communication and broadcasting entertainment links are just a few of the vast range of applications the connectors are used.

Qualification to this standard reinforces the credibility of the entire CCS expanded beam range, from single channel connectors up to 24 channels, in both multimode and singlemode and fiber/copper hybrids. When coupled with the CCS Stratos line of rugged active optical transceivers, media converters and optical flex circuitry manufactured out of their Melbourne FL, USA facility, specifying board-to-board active and passive harsh environment components for a fiber optic network has never been easier.

Key Features of the MIL-Junior are:

  • Qualified to 9µm, 50µm and 62.5µm fibre sizes at wavelengths 850/1300, 1310 & 1550
  • Optical performance better than specification
  • Compatible to existing MIL-83526/20 /21 qualified and derived connectors
  • In accordance to DLA DWG 10023 (MFOCA) multimode/singlemode dual wavelength connectors
  • German Defence Standard VG 95319-100 & 102
  • Supplied in kit form, terminated harnesses or reels, from the UK or USA
  • Field terminable with standard tooling
  • Superior cable retention mechanism
  • Compatible with industry standard cables
  • CinFor use in extreme operating conditions

Qualification to this standard demonstrates the high bar Cinch sets for all its expanded beam connectors from both the Fibreco and Stratos brands. Combined with our high quality, short lead-times and excellent engineering support, Cinch is firmly positioned to bring this great technology to many applications and markets to come.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact