Thursday, March 24, 2011

Molex QMD LC optical connector delivers ideal solution for most challenging environments

LISLE, USA: Molex Inc. has introduced its Quick Mate Duplex (QMD) LC Optical Connector, a ruggedized connector solution that includes an innovative one-step, push-pull configuration that can be mated directly to Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

Featuring a durable latching system, the QMD provides an automated solution for ensuring positive mating of the LC connector to the SFP transceiver in the most challenging applications, including Remote Radio Heads or Closed Circuit TV. The solution is IP67 environmentally sealed, ensuring moisture and dust protection in the harshest environments.

Molex brings the QMD solution to its customers through a licensing agreement with Radiall SA for its next generation One Step Interconnect Solution (OSIS) fiber to the antenna interconnect technology, insuring full interoperability of both manufacturers’ product offerings. “We are happy to share our OSIS connector technology with Molex to offer customers dual source solutions that are fully interchangeable with both OSIS and QMD solutions,” said Marnix van der Mee, business development unit director, Radiall.

The agreement expands the ruggedized connector offering by Molex with a product that provides performance advantages over those previously deployed. The Molex QMD solution will be supplied as part of a factory assembled and tested cable assembly or as a connector kit that can be applied to a customer built cable assembly or an existing on-site assembly.

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