MacArtney Launches New TrustLink Hybrid Connector with Minimal Footprint

MacArtney Launches New TrustLink Hybrid Connector with Minimal Footprint
MacArtney’s new TrustLink Metal Shell Hybrid connector offers remarkable flexibility, featuring two optical passes and four electrical contacts. (Image credit: MacArtney)

MacArtney proudly introduces the Hybrid connector, a compact addition to their renowned TrustLinkTM Metal Shell series. Meeting customer demands, the Hybrid seamlessly delivers power, data, and communication in one.

The TrustLink Metal Shell (MS) design prioritizes reliability in a high-density connector, addressing the challenges of harsh marine environments with limited space.

Paul Anthony, Global Business Manager Connectivity, emphasizes the Hybrid's innovation: “With the Hybrid connector, MacArtney has taken this a step further. The single-footprint Hybrid is ideal for tight spots. With two optical passes and four electrical contacts, it enhances versatility while reducing the number of connectors required.”

Customer-driven innovation

Building on the success of the TrustLink MS connectors, the Hybrid naturally extends the series. It is developed in response to customer demands for a small, all-in-one connectivity solution supporting numerous applications, including efficient and reliable data transmission with minimal attenuation and interference.

2 TrustLink Metal Shell Hybrid Connector MUX MacArtneyMacArtney Underwater Technology launches the TrustLinkTM Metal Shell Hybrid connector, combining power, data and communication in one for a minimal footprint with maximum performance. (Image credit: MacArtney)

Leveraging MacArtney's proven OptoLink technology, initially designed to deliver dependable fibre optic connections in a compact connector, the Hybrid excels in high-speed data and video transmission. This is achieved through minimal insertion loss and low back reflection.

Exceptional flexibility and robust connections

The Hybrid offers remarkable flexibility, featuring two optical passes that enable the combination of single-mode and multi-mode fibre optics, along with four electrical contacts. Expanded optical beam technology ensures robust and secure connections, positioning it as the ideal connectivity solution where the accuracy and integrity of transferred data are paramount.

Furthermore, its easy-to-clean connector design ensures seamless maintenance.

A terminated connectivity solution

Acknowledging the need for accessibility and ensuring a quick turnaround for customers, the Hybrid will be available from stock.

It is designed as a connectivity solution with recommended or client-specific cable options, terminated by one of MacArtney's global workshops. The comprehensive workshop solutions cover every subsea and offshore aspect, including moulding, custom assemblies, end-to-end harnesses, dedicated cable, electronics, fiber optics and testing facilities.

With its usability-enhancing qualities, this next-generation TrustLink Metal Shell Hybrid represents MacArtney's commitment to simplifying operational complexities in subsea and offshore environments.


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