Mini Ethernet interface for infotainment systems
The HARTING technology group is expanding its ix Industrial® line of miniature data connector products with new cable assemblies intended for infotainment and passenger information systems and other product variants.
By combining the award-winning ix Industrial® data interface with HARTING's EtherRail® cable, the HARTING technology group will be able to offer cable assemblies with Cat.6A performance of up to 10 Gbit/s which are approved for the requirements of the railway industry. This solution is ideal for infotainment and passenger information systems in trains and buses: the connector is significantly smaller and lighter than the comparable circular connectors commonly used in railway applications. The snap-in locking mechanism provides you with excellent mechanical stability and quick, tool-free connecting to switches, monitors, onboard systems and other devices.
The ix Industrial® is also perfectly suited for industrial applications, as a compact and robust alternative to the RJ45 connector. Our product portfolio – consisting of sockets, industrial cable assemblies, field-assembled connectors and Gigabit switches – will be expanded even further in the future. There are also connectors which can be assembled in the field and cable assemblies with angled cable entries. You can choose between the "top" and "bottom" cable entries. This is an excellent solution, especially for space-critical applications.
Push-pull locking makes them even easier to handle
HARTING is currently working on combining the ix Industrial® interface with the PushPull locking mechanism. The PushPull is popular with users because of its easy handling and excellent protection. Here, HARTING will continue to advance the trend towards miniaturization and expand the familiar format with a mini version for ix Industrial type A (Ethernet) and type B (signal). This significantly reduces the space required on the device side, even for applications where the required degree of protection is IP65/67.