Due to decreasing box sizes, many designers are now placing the transceiver cage on the board edge where the outside cable assembly can be mated directly into the device. Because it can be exposed outdoors, the interconnect system’s integrity can be vulnerable unless ruggedized. Also, the system needs to be flexible enough to accommodate many active device options (There is a broad selection in the market.) and still maintain connectivity integrity.

Standard telecom-grade fiber optic connectors are not suitable for harsh-environment industrial and military applications. For example, industrial and military applications demand a temperature range that is broader than telecom requirements. And telecom-grade connectors are not sealed to keep out dust and moisture.. The metal bodies of our LC connectors have been tested to GR-486 and salt/fog exposure, ensuring that they can withstand extreme environments. Additionally.