Molex Inc.'s Quick Mate Duplex (QMD) LC Optical Connector is a ruggedized connector solution
that includes a 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 positive mating of
the LC connector to the SFP transceiver in applications, including Remote Radio
Heads or Closed Circuit TV. The solution is IP67 environmentally sealed,
ensuring moisture and dust protection in harsh environments. The QMD eliminates
the need for multiple steps to mate the internal LC duplex connector,
simplifying installation and maintenance.
Features for field installation:
design reduces potential damage to the optical connector due to impact with a
Z-axis travel of the internal LC connector for proper mating to the SFP optical
transceiver over a wide mounting tolerance.
and lightweight thermoplastic housing withstands extreme temperatures up to
design accommodates both multimode and single-mode fiber.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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