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Press Release 31 July 2018

New Pre-Assembled Fibre-Optic Fiber-Optic Connector Rack Panels

CLIFF Electronics helps speed system assembly and save space.



CLIFF Electronics manufactures a wide range of feedthrough and conventional connectors mounted in the widely used, industry-standard, 24 mm diameter XLR panel cut-out. Standardising Standardizing on this commonly used format simplifies panel design and manufacture by having the same cut-out for every connector required.


Cliff aims to assist systems integrators by simplifying and speeding up assembly time whilst reducing component count and cost. They are now providing 1U 19″ rack panels pre-assembled with commonly used fibre-optic fiber-optic connectors. Panels are available with an optional cable strain relief bracket.


Cliff pre-assembled, fibre-optic connector rack panels.


Applications for the patch panels include audio, video, digital, optical and data feeds for professional equipment, post-production and editing suites. Other applications include TV camera feeds, broadcast, networking, lighting, industrial and instrumentation.


16 connectors in each 1U × 19″ rack fibre fiber or distribution panel.


The four pre-loaded panels include one with the popular and widely used ST MM (multi-mode) fibre-optic fiber-optic connector whose straight tip connectors utilise utilize a bayonet-style coupling providing a simple, twist-on and twist-off installation. The ST connector is one of the most popular connectors for multi-mode networks in buildings and on campuses.




The SC simplex rack panel meets the requirements of single mode (SM) fibre-optic fiber-optic cables where each cable has one fibre. fiber. The small form factor LC duplex connector is available as single and multi-mode (SM and MM) assembled panels used for two-way communication between devices where a separate transmit and receive signal are required.






John Hall, Managing Director of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “Applications for fibre-optic fiber-optic communications continue to grow as data speed, quality and bandwidth are pushed ever further by system designers. Our pre-assembled connector rack panels, whether fibre-optic fiber-optic, audio, power or USB offer systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.”.


Cliff’s XLR-format connectors take advantage of the standard 24 mm diameter panel cut-out widely used in audio and broadcast systems. This is increasingly popular in instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the format’s flexibility, security and reliability.


Available versions include RJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 compliant single and dual versions. Analogue, digital and optical feedthrough connectivity is available in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-to-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A changer sockets and USB3 to USB3 in various configurations. 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), TOSLINK and RCA phono. phono / cinch.


CLIFF Electronics are market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets. They supply major international manufacturers. As a UK manufacturer, Cliff is able to respond quickly to customer 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 and connection blocks, motors and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.


black metal Cat 6A ethernet feedthrough connector


All versions of Cliff XLR-footprint connectors are in full production and available direct or via major worldwide distributors.



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CLIFF can provide a large range of leads including audio, instrument and power.


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 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 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 contact us.


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Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
76 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
10580 N McCarran Blvd,
Suite 115-587,
NV 89503


Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090

Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012 +1 707 746 8092




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