Dovetail Modular Connector Series Delivers a Truly Flexible Interconnect Solution

  Dovetail Modular Connector Series Delivers a Truly Flexible Interconnect

Versatile and adaptive nature allows users to customize design configurations

Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- August 8, 2013

IDI,  a technology brand of Smiths Connectors, a worldwide leading provider of
high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications,
announced today the rollout of its IDI Dovetail® modular connector series.
Dovetail®, the latest entry in the company’s wide array of interconnect
products, is a new and innovative interconnect solution that has been
developed to address the rugged environmental requirements of the Defense and
Commercial Aviation markets, as well as demanding industrial electronics
applications. The high-grade spring probes that are embodied in the Dovetail®
ensures excellent performance in environments that feature shock, vibration
and extreme temperatures.

The product has been designed for inside-the-box applications and will, in
most cases, be used between two printed circuit boards within a sealed
housing. The Dovetail connector features and benefits include the proven
performance of the IDI C Series industry-leading spring probe range, a compact
modular housing, very light weight, blind mating, instant prototyping, and
unique flexibility and adaptability that affords users the opportunity to
design exactly the configurations that they desire into their particular
products. In addition, IDI’s expertise in spring probe technology plays a key
role in making it possible for Dovetail connectors to be used to rapidly
prototype cabled blind mate connectors which should have a positive impact
across the traditional prototype lead-times arena.

Cost-effectiveness is another tangible benefit to customers that is associated
with Dovetail’s configurable nature. Traditional COTS products in predefined
formats have not always proven to be conducive in addressing unique
combinations or mixed signal capabilities within the confines of an individual
connector. It is a dilemma that often finds customers wrestling with the
costly and time-consuming alternative of custom designing solutions. The
individual probe blocks in the Dovetail solution now make it possible for
customers to build exactly what they need in a single day and bypass the
problematic issues of tooling and long lead-times.

“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, said
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. 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.”

About Interconnect Devices Inc.
The IDI brand is used is used in a variety of applications within the
semiconductor, ATE, military, aerospace, medical, homeland security and
industrial markets. Our compression mount probed-based connectors are renowned
for their performance in high-reliability, fail-safe applications. Our variety
of custom designed, high-performance test sockets and lids meets virtually any
lab, system level or ATE requirement for analogue, power and logic devices.
All of our products share the same standard features such as best-in-class
materials, field replaceable interconnects and unsurpassed quality in design
and manufacturing. IDI is a brand of Smiths Connectors.

About Smiths Connectors
Smiths Connectors is a leading supplier of application-specific,
high-reliability electrical interconnect solutions from highly integrated
assemblies to microminiature connectors and spring probe contacts. Connectors
is comprised of Hypertac, Sabritec and IDI brands, which are synonymous of
exceptional performance when critical applications require a technologically
advanced, high quality, multi-pin electrical connection to ensure reliability
and safety.

Alongside Smiths Microwave and Smiths Power, Smiths Connectors is part of the
Smiths Interconnect division of Smiths Group, a global leader
in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband
detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.
Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.


Smiths Connectors
Paul Collins, 978-568-2780
Public Relations, North America
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