R&M and US Conec Collaborate to Make and Deploy Connectors for Harsh Environments

March 28, 2024
US Conec and R&M have partnered up and released a family of connectors suited for harsh environments.

R&M and US Conec recently reached a license agreement that allows US Conec to “produce and supply Harsh Environment Connectors fully interoperable with R&M’s HEC-QR connector format”.

R&M’s HEC-QR connector and US Conec’s HEC-DC connector are part of a line of connectors for harsh environments and support single fiber (SC), duplex (LC) and multi-fiber (MT) variants. Insertion and extraction are made simple by the 19 mm circular housing format and strain relief boot. The connector is IP 68 rated and meets GR-3120 (for single fiber applications) and GR-3152 (for multi fiber applications) requirements. This connector solution is best suited for rugged environments that require optical connectivity such as fiber to the home (FTTH), industrial, broadcast, and transportation.

R&M CTO Robert Merki commented on the connector lineup, “The HEC-QR connector family offers the perfect combination of easy handling and robust performance. Together with US Conec, we will be able to offer solutions for harsh environment applications around the globe and set a new standard for pre-connectorized outdoor connectivity.”

Mike Hughes, VP Product Management at US Conec, stated, “We are excited to build on our long-standing partnership with R&M by collaborating on the next generation of harsh environment connectivity with the introduction of HEC-DC solutions with DirectConect™ technology. R&M delivers proven, reliable Swiss precision craftsmanship for fiber optic connector technologies. The simple push on insertion and quick release extraction mechanism for the new platform enables state-of-the-art, high-density optical connector functionality."

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