KANSAS CITY, Kan., 12 Aug. 2013.Interconnect Devices Inc. (IDI), a technology brand of Smiths Connectors providing high-performance interconnect solutions for demanding applications, is introducing the IDI Dovetail modular connector series.
Dovetail, the latest entry in the company’s portfolio of interconnect products, has been developed to address the rugged environmental requirements of the defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as demanding industrial electronics applications. Dovetail’s high-grade spring probes ensure excellent performance in environments that feature shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures, says a representative.
The product has been designed for inside-the-box applications and, in most cases, can be used between two printed circuit boards within a sealed housing. The Dovetail connector features the proven performance of the IDI C Series spring probe range, a compact modular housing, very light weight, blind mating, instant prototyping, and unique flexibility and adaptability, affording users more design options. Further, IDI Dovetail connectors can be used to rapidly prototype cabled blind mate connectors.
“Smiths Connectors is aware of, and sensitive to, the needs of the customer community. We understand and appreciate that Defense, Commercial Aviation, and Homeland Security rely heavily on the assurance that their equipment will stay connected, and will function flawlessly in the most demanding conditions,” says Gabriel Guglielmi, Smiths Connectors vice president of business development & strategy.
“Dovetail provides the perfect mix of tried-and-tested feature-rich interconnect technology to customers,” says Guglielmi. "An attribute that distinguishes the Dovetail connector from competitive offerings is that it is an enabling technology providing designers with an edge by allowing them to significantly reduce their time-to-market cycles. Dovetail puts us in a stronger position to grow, and to continue to deliver on our commitment to be the most customer-sensitive connector company in the interconnect industry.”