The ODU Group, a leading international supplier of connector systems, is launching a new connector – the ODU AMC® NP. The ODU AMC® connectors are among the high-performance, quick-disconnect miniature connectors on the market. They are recognised and sought after worldwide. Designed and manufactured to meet military standards, this cost-effective connector is ideal for military and security applications. It improves communication performance for soldiers in the field and is tested to MIL-STD-810H and applicable technical requirements. It includes power contacts and is suitable for USB® 2.0 transmission. The ODU AMC® NP can withstand at least 2,000 mating cycles, is waterproof to a depth of 20m and meets IP68 protection rating. There are options for solder, crimp or PCB connections, easy handling, a robust Break-Away design and integrated solutions for cable mounting.

The ODU AMC® NP is ideal for tactical battery packs, PDU (Power Distribution Units), CWB (Conformable Wearable Batteries) and C4ISR peripherals for the transmission of USB® 2.0 signals and power. It is compatible with open architecture standards such as NATO STANAG 4695, Nett Warrior and GOSSRA (General Open Structure Architecture).

With the launch of ODU AMC® NP, ODU expands its successful soldier communications portfolio and its ability to support military and security customers with custom hybrid solutions and numerous value-added services, such as custom technical support, rapid prototyping for custom connectors and integrated cable assembly. This gives a significant competitive advantage to equipment manufacturers who want a highly reliable and readily available connectivity solution.

“ODU AMC® NP is cost-effective, secure and energy-efficient, making it suitable for ensuring the continued modernisation of the networked soldier,” said Craig Kammerman, Business Development Manager Military at ODU-USA.