March 13, 2006 Santa Ana, CA -- Based on an industry-standard 1.25-mm ceramic ferrule, ITT says its Cannon PHD optical interconnects help to facilitate higher density optical systems than traditional SC, ST, or MC ferrule technologies. The company says the PHD line's robustly engineered optical core connector bodies are optimized for field use within structured cabling systems, and are especially suited for datacom applications.
The company says the interconnects are designed to provide stable multi-channel performance with reduced insertion loss, less channel-to-channel variance, and higher return loss. The product's "end face" is GR-326 compliant; specific systems are available for panel mounting and for use in backplane and rack-and-panel designs.The parts interface with the standard MIL-C-38999 footprint, and are appropriate for use in outdoor and factory environments where commodity fiber-optic products may prove unsuitable, says the company. Applications include telecom, datacom, automotive, and industrial systems, as well as commercial aircraft, medical products, and military applications.