Molex VITA 66.1 Optical MT Backplane Interconnect System Simplifies VPX-Architecture High-density ferrule-carrier design and robust housing streamline installation and maintenance in rugged embedded VPX military and aerospace backplane applications OFC/NFOEC 2013 Business Wire LISLE, Ill. -- March 20, 2013 Molex Incorporated recently launched the VITA 66.1 ruggedized optical MT backplane interconnect solution for high-density military, aerospace and commercial embedded system applications. The new VITA 66.1 ruggedized optical MT backplane interconnect system is designed to meet the ANSI-ratified specification for VPX architecture. “Military and commercial applications rely on strict VPX compliance for demanding embedded computing systems. Smaller chassis and board-size based equipment needs to be easily accessible for field serviceability,” states Mark Matus, global product manager for rugged interconnects, Molex. “Based on our innovative MT ferrule-carrier design, the VITA 66.1 interconnects reduce installation and maintenance time, plus associated costs, by enabling field servicing without requiring hand tools even in densely populated systems.” The new Molex VITA 66.1 optical MT interconnect system meets the defined requirements outlined by VITA 66.0 for blind mate fiber optic interconnects used with VITA 46 backplanes and plug-in modules. Available with 8, 12 or 24 fibers in standard singlemode or multimode and VersaBeam™ (expanded beam) MT ferrule options for design flexibility, the VITA 66.1 interconnect features a robust aluminum housing to withstand extreme temperature ranges (-50 to +105 °C), as well as shock and vibration environments. The anodized aluminum-based housings provide a rugged solution for use in the designated VPX card space as determined by the standard, or can be used as a stand-alone solution outside of the VPX architecture. “Fully compliant with the ANSI-ratified 66.1 specification, the compact VITA 66.1 optical MT backplane solution ensures VPX system engineers optimal simplicity in design and functionality,” adds Matus. For more information about the Molex VITA 66.1 ruggedized optical MT backplane interconnect system, please visit www.molex.com/link/vita661.html. To receive information about other Molex products and industry solutions, please sign up for our e-nouncement newsletter at www.molex.com/link/register. About Molex Incorporated Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications, and consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 41 manufacturing locations in 15 countries. The Molex website is http://www.molex.com. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at http://www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at http://www.connector.com. Contact: Outlook Marketing Services Christa Carroll 630-922-6995 Christa.Carroll@molex.com or Molex Incorporated Larry Wegner 630-527-2650 Larry.Wegner@molex.com
Molex VITA 66.1 Optical MT Backplane Interconnect System Simplifies VPX-Architecture
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