Press Release 31 July 2018
New Pre-Assembled Fibre-OpticFiber-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, 24mm-diameter XLR panel cut-out. StandardisingStandardizing 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-opticfiber-optic connectors. Panels are available with an optional cable strain relief bracket.
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 x 19″ rack fibrefiber or distribution panel.
The four pre-loaded panels include one with the popular and widely used ST MM (multi-mode) fibre-opticfiber-optic connector whose straight tip connectors utiliseutilize 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-opticfiber-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-opticfiber-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-opticfiber-optic, audio, power or USB offer systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.”.
Cliff™’s XLR-format connectors take advantage of the standard 24mm 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, fans and assembly aids. Cliff™ can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.
All versions of Cliff™ XLR-footprint connectors are in full production and available direct or via major worldwide distributors.