Press Release from Cliff™ Electronics, 18th January 2017.
1U Mounting Panel for XLR Format Feedthrough Connectors Simplifies Panel Building and System Integration
Cliff™ Electronics, has introduced a 1U 19" rack mounting panel to aid system builders with integration of their successful range of XLR-format feedthrough connectors. The panel has a black anodisedanodized finish and will accept 16 feedthrough connectors. It features a labelling strip for end users to identify the function of individual connectors. The panel is also fitted with a strain-relief bar for tying cables to, relieving pressure on internal cable assemblies and improving system reliability.
Cliff™’s feedthrough range provide one of the widest ranges of digital, optical and analogueanalog connectors available to system builders. The range now includes Firewire, HDMI A-to-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A gender change sockets and USB3 to USB3 in various configurations. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibrefiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK and RCA phonophono/cinch,.
Cliff™’s extensive FT connector range is designed to fit into the industry standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout. The standard format offers designers simplified panel layout and manufacture with improved design aesthetics. Models are available in plastic or rugged zinc/nickel XLR housings finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, prestige image of the product range. They may be front or rear mounted to control panels. The Firewire and HDMI models may be specified with an optional socket sealing cover to prevent the ingress of dust when not in use or in transit.
John Hall, General Manager of Cliff™ Electronics, comments; “The introduction of our new feedthrough connector mounting panel enables us to supply system builders with a complete panel mounting interconnection system. Demand for our FT connectors continues to grow and we are being asked to support more applications on a regular basis. The industry-standard XLR format speeds up development time and allows our customers to simplify and standardisestandardize their panel designs, improving flexibility and reducing cost. Our connecters are being used in our traditional audio broadcast market and many more applications in instrumentation and industrial markets where our ability to provide custom solutions is welcomed.”.
The FT connector range allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio home-theatre,theater, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.
All metal and plastic versions share the same features and dimensions. They offer a complete range of cost effective audio, data, and fibre fiber connectors, all of which can be front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. 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.
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 feedthrough connector panel is available direct from Cliff™ and via major worldwide 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.
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