Emerson launches mixed fiber-optic cable assembly (MFOCA) products for harsh environments

The MFOCA products are designed and manufactured to meet the harsh environment requirements of a military tactical communications system.

Emerson Network Power (NYSE: EMR) recently announced the launch of its Mixed Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (MFOCA), and an associated HMA expanded beam fiber-optic plug and bulkhead connectors, for use by the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as other customers with harsh environment fiber-optic applications. The company has designed and developed a complete line of MFOCA assemblies and connectors, that are compliant with MIL-DTL-83526 /20 & /21 and DLA Drawings 10023, 10024 & 09001.

According to a press release, the plug and bulkhead connectors are available as mixed mode (2-channel SM & 2-channel MM) in Brown 383 Camouflage, 2-channel SM in Green 383 Camouflage and 2-channel MM in Black Camouflage, all with a non-reflective finish. The connectors use a field-proven, rugged hermaphroditic construction, and the configured MFOCA assemblies use a qualified mixed-mode fiber optic cable and are available with and without reels.

The MFOCA products are designed and manufactured to meet the harsh environment requirements of a military tactical communications system. Their design and low insertion loss performance provide an easily maintainable, highly reliable, robust, and secure fiber-optic connectivity solution for the transmission of voice, video and data, contends Emerson. Approved MFOCA connectors and assemblies are now available to order with a factory lead time of six (6) weeks from receipt of order.

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