ITT’s Cannon Brand Highlights Ability to Connect the Future Soldier at 2014 Eurosatory

  ITT’s Cannon Brand Highlights Ability to Connect the Future Soldier at 2014

Lightweight, ruggedized interconnects support efficient and integrated systems
        that help enhance mobility and safety of modern defense forces

Business Wire

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- June 12, 2014

ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and its Cannon brand interconnect systems have a
long legacy of equipping defense forces with innovative, high-reliability
connector technologies. Today, these systems are lighter, smaller, sealed and
ruggedized versions of our standard high-reliability connectors that offer an
increasing number of benefits for soldier-worn applications.

With faster high-speed data and RF connections, these new connector systems
are designed to work with smaller Micro and Nano wire sizes that minimize
weight and maximize performance and reliability. They also can be used with
the latest fabrics in low- and no-profile configurations that minimize their
presence to the soldiers wearing them.

Delivering reliable power and more mission-critical data in a lightweight,
robust and integrated package helps lighten soldiers’ physical loads and helps
them maintain contact and receive crucial information.

Next week, ITT and its Cannon brand will highlight their comprehensive array
of mission critical applications for soldiers – including weapons control,
biosensors, threat location, GPS, radio communications, thermal imaging and
battery power – at Eurosatory, the premier global defense and security show
being held in Paris June 16-20.

These latest connector solutions feature super clean pull-back barrel cleaning
systems, space saver “no profile” designs, rugged stainless steel
construction, pogo pad technology that eliminates the need for dust caps, pogo
contact technology that delivers increased durability with more than 10,000
cycles, and canted spring technology featuring snap-on and break-away coupling
technology with 360-degree EMI protection.

“ITT and our Cannon team are committed to connecting and protecting soldiers
today and in the future by developing advanced technologies for critical
defense-related harsh environment applications,” said Neil Yeargin, president
of ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “Our rugged connector solutions
offer conductivity, flexibility and safety in increasingly smaller and lighter
form factors. We will continue to focus our engineering on solutions that help
enhance safety and power the most important mission critical technologies.”

At Eurosatory, Cannon will showcase the Nemesis mini-connector line for the
soldier wearable market. The Nemesis Space Saver and Nemesis Super Clean
versions deliver enhanced connectivity and safety in a smaller, lightweight
and easy-to-clean design architecture. Available in versions with extra seals
and lower profile, the connectors can be conveniently embedded into clothing
and are ideal for use with sensors and other bidirectional location service

The Nano D line of rectangular connectors offers one of the smallest packages
available on the market today. The Nano series is engineered to channel events
into a single pipe, offering more efficient fiber optics communications. Nano
D is ideally suited to handle high-bandwidth data in harsh environments and
offer flexibility in either wearable or board-mountable applications.

“Our connector solutions are engineered to be the lightweight, reliable and
durable so soldiers can focus on their missions,” said Wes Morgan, director of
product management for ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “We are proud to
transform and power modern defense forces with connectors offering improved
conductivity, smaller form factors, reduced weight and highly engineered
construction with corrosion resistant materials.”

Cannon is also showcasing its Universal Contact connectors enabling
high-reliability contacts for power data and RF; Micro RF connectors ideal for
high-bandwidth data and RF applications in a micro size; Nemesis micro
circular connectors with unique pull back break-away coupling systems with
pogo pad contacts for easy cleaning; Micro and Nano-D rectangular connectors
ideal for PCB and panel mount integration; and the comprehensive MKJ series of
circular interconnects with crimp and poke field terminated contacts with
multiple coupling styles including ratcheting threaded versions and breakaway

About ITT

ITT is a focused multi-industrial company that designs and manufactures highly
engineered critical components and customized technology solutions. Our
customers in the energy, transportation and industrial markets depend on us to
solve their most critical problems, and we focus on partnering with them to
find solutions to their unique challenges. Founded in 1920, ITT is
headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries.
The company has sales in approximately 125 countries and generated 2013
revenues of $2.5 billion. For more information, visit

ITT Interconnect Solutions’ Cannon brand is a leading global manufacturer of
connector products serving international customers in the aerospace and
defense, medical, energy, transportation and industrial end markets. ITT’s
Interconnect Solutions business manufactures and supplies a variety of
connectors and interconnects that make it possible to transfer data, signal
and power in an increasingly connected world, including its VEAM and BIW
Connector Systems brands. For more information, visit


ITT Corporation
Melissa Trombetta, +1 914-641-2030
Llinos Jonathan, +44 (0) 1256347406
Kathleen Bark, +1 914-641-2103
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