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Neutrik Beefs Up Multimedia Connectors

HDMI, USB and others toughen up for rougher missions

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Interconnects specialist

Neutrik USA

has beefed up some of its chassis connectors for durability. While these connectors started as consumer products, the proliferation of digital media has brought them into professional applications.

Neutrik USA President Peter Milbery said, “The challenge of integrating consumer-based connectivity into professional products is ongoing. If anything, the trend towards BYOD (bring your own device) makes integration even trickier and the need for ruggedization even more pressing.”

The company says that it now offers improved HDMI 1.x, USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and 9- and 15-pin D-sub mounts. They are available in nickel or black finish. They will mount in Neutrik D cutouts.

The HDMI and USB units provide IP65 water and dust ingress when used with similarly-rated Neutrik cable assembly connectors. The shells are also designed to provide a lock rather than the connector tongues and sleeve themselves.

Neutrik has matching cable assemblies.