Press Release from Cliff™ Electronics, 16th March 2017.
High Speed USB-C is the latest addition to Cliff™ Electronics’ range of XLR-Format Feedthrough Data Connectors.
Cliff™ Electronics’ successful range of XLR-format feedthrough data connectors has been further increased with the addition of single and dual USB-C versions. The industry standard, 24-pin, fully reversible USB-C connector provides high speed transport of data and power connecting system hosts to peripheral devices. It replaces various USB-B and USB-A connectors and cables with a future-proof standard.
The new USB-C feedthrough is available with either one or two connectors. A plastic or rugged nickel or black metal finished XLR housing enhances the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this new product range. All Cliff™ feedthrough connectors may be front or rear mounted to control panels. Metal and plastic versions share the same features and dimensions.
The FT series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used at both front and rear. This eliminates the need to solder or terminate the connections which simplifies and speeds up assembly.
Cliff™’s extensive feedthrough connector range is designed to fit into the industry-standard, 24mm-diameter, XLR connector panel cut-out. This simplifies panel design and manufacture whilst improving design aesthetics. This proven format has been very well received by product designers and system integrators.
The FT connector range allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio and industrial applications.
John Hall, general manager of Cliff™ Electronics, comments; “USB-C is a rapidly growing connector standard providing data and power transmission in a compact future-proof format, simplifying system design. Our FT connector range continues to grow to meet new connector standards, market demand and new applications. Using the industry standard XLR packaging allows our customers to simplify and standardise standardize their panel design, improving flexibility and reducing cost. Our new feedthrough connecters are being employed in many more applications in instrumentation and industrial markets where our ability to provide custom solutions is welcomed.”.
Other models in the fast-growing range provide analogue, analog, digital and optical feedthrough connectivity in formats including USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A to A, A to B and B to A. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibre, fiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), USB gender changers, TOSLINK, RCA phono, phono/cinch, HDMI, BNC and blanking plates.
The FT series is simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. Cliff™ now provides a pre-drilled 19” x 1U mounting panel to simplify panel design. For ease of assembly, the Cliff™ FT connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in several colours colors to help identify functionality when fitted to a control panel.
Cliff™’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, theater, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.
All versions are in full production and available direct from Cliff™ and major distributors.
Please see the full details of XLR-format feedthrough data connectors.
About Cliff™ Electronics
Cliff™ Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff™ has subsequently greatly expanded its’ products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of its’ product range has established Cliff™ as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, Cliff™ is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.
Cliff™ manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.
Cliff™ has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Plastics expertise includes injection-moulding injection-molding, blow-moulding blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing.
Cliff™ has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. Cliff™’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 2000 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of Cliff™ products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.
For more information please
call +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090
Cliff Electronic Components Ltd., 76 Holmethorpe Avenue, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, REDHILL, Surrey, RH1 2PF, United Kingdom
Cliff inc., 77 Solano Square, Suite 175, Benica, CA 94510 USA