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The Fischer MiniMax Series, with an even smaller ultra-miniature connector - the MiniMax 06 is a high-density connectivity solution, which combines signal and power and ensures premium performance even in extreme environments. It increases the performance of the miniature rugged devices, handling more mixed signal and power connections in a unique combination of up to 24 contacts. Featuring high density, signal, and power, the series can conveniently replace multiple connectors with only a single miniature one. This invariably has numerous advantages like space saving (as much as 45%), reduction of approximately 75% of weight, ultra compact interconnect solution, improved performance for handheld, body-worn devices or air-born applications and much more.
The series is available in 2 different sizes (06 and 08) with configurations ranging from 4 to 24 contacts. While the 24 pin configuration is available with 4 power (5A) and 20 signal (1A) contacts, the 19 pin configuration of the Fischer MiniMax Series features 4 power and 15 signal contacts as standard, with as unique feature the possibility to increase the number of power contacts depending on the cable used. In the MiniMax06 there is also a high power version available that supports twice as much current (10A) on 2 contacts. Within the signal contacts, there are 2 advanced contacts for USB power connections as an option. The Fischer MiniMax Series is available in three latching systems: push-pull, screw lock and quick release.
The design is also rugged, with IP68 sealing (2m/24h), both mated and unmated, an unbreakable keying system, various locking systems, cabling & over molding solutions. Owing to its unique combination of signal & power and all other advantages, it results in a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership.


Amphenol RF offers high-quality 75Ω High Performance Broadcast Connectors to meet the needs for higher performance impedance-matched cable interconnections. These connectors can be used in a variety of applications where true 75Ω performance (meeting SMPTE return loss requirements) is needed to ensure low signal distortion. Designed for the most popular 75Ω cables used in broadcast and CATV applications as well as for plenum and other cables, these connectors feature crimp-crimp cable affixment for quick and reliable installation. It consists of high-quality, 75Ω RF connectors, cable assemblies, and adapters. The Amphenol RF 75Ω BNC, Between Series Adapters, and 1.0/2.3 DIN product lines are ideal for high performance broadcast video applications requiring data transfer rates of 3 Gb/s or more.
The Amphenol RF BNC product line features miniature, quick connect/disconnect RF connectors to accommodate a large variety of industry-standard cables, including standard 75 Ohm broadcast video cables offered by leading manufacturers. Featuring an innovative bayonet coupling system, the BNC Series ensures positive locking and enables quick, easy mating and un-mating of connectors. The female connector features two bayonet lugs, and secure locking is achieved with a quick quarter turn of the coupling nut. Designed to meet SMPTE return loss requirements, these 75 Ohm connectors are constructed using durable PTFE insulators and are capable of supporting data transfer rates of 3 Gb/s or higher in high performance broadcast video applications.
Their wide range of applications include wireless applications, high performance broadcast applications including video routing and distribution, content management and storage, instrumentation and test applications.


The nicket-plated etherCON CAT6A cable connector self-termination set NE8MX6 consists of a cable plug carrier offering a robust metal shell, proven Neutrik chuck-type strain relief and a CAT6A compliant RJ45 plug. The set is suitable for a cable diameter range of 7 mm to 9.5 mm and wire gauge of AWG24 - AWG22/1 (solid) or AWG24 - AWG22/7 (stranded). It does not intermate with the CAT6 chassis connectors NE8FDY-C6 and NE8FDY-C6-B.
To list few of its features & benefits, the primary ones include: PoE+ compliant according to 802.3at Type2, intermateable with the existing etherCON CAT5 range, IP65 protected when mated with NE8FDX-P6-W or NE8FDX-Y6-W, rugged latch lock system million fold proven, unique Neutrik chuck-type strain relief, and ruggedized connector with CAT6A component compliance according to ISO/IEC 11801 and TIA/EIA 568-C.2.


The LEMO 4M series of triaxial connectors are equipped with housings developed for use in harsh environments. The wide range of models is designed to meet the varied requirements of the television and entertainment industries. Similar in construction to the E series, 4M connectors have a high degree of protection rated at IP66 in accordance with standard IEC 529 for mated connectors (up to IP68 if assembled to special instructions). In addition the outer shells are provided with a mechanical guide to prevent any connector rotation thereby avoiding any interruption of signals. The 4M.650 is a BBC standard connector for studio and outside broadcast cameras.
Features/Benefits include
• 4M.650 is a UK industry standard TRIAX connector for broadcast cameras
• Designed for harsh environments
• Rated to IP66/8 standard
• Outer shells designed to prevent any connector or contact rotation
• Quick connect/release system
• Range of housings
• Outstanding reliability >1000 mating cycle capability