BIRNS, Inc. Introduces New Hybrid High Voltage Electro-Optical/Coax Cable Assembly
BIRNS Millennium™ 3T High Performance Connector Series Sets Benchmark for Elevated Bandwidth Delivery
OXNARD, CA – BIRNS, Inc., global leader in high performance connectors, penetrators, cable assemblies and lights for deep submergence and diving decompression markets, now offers a new advanced, versatile level of connectivity with its BIRNS Millennium™ 3T series.
This recent addition to BIRNS’ acclaimed Millennium connector range offers a diverse suite of capabilities with both multi and single mode optical fibers, and high voltage (≤ 3.6Kv) and low voltage (≤600v) conductors delivering un-paralleled bandwidth and power for extreme depth applications.
The BIRNS Millennium 3T family of connectors was created specifically to push the technological barriers for challenges inherent in transmitting significant amounts of real time data for subsea observatories, towed data acquisition devices and ROV projects or any user of underwater electro-optical or coax cabling. The robust new BIRNS series provides distinct competitive advantages over other electro-optical connectors, as it can carry high and low voltages – a single connector can deliver power and control signals and high bandwidth telemetry both to and from a device.
Separately, the BIRNS Millennium 3T electro coax hybrid segment includes GPS capabilities, as well as flexible solutions for high definition cameras and antennae for military and industrial applications. This elevated level of capabilities and performance does not come at the cost of optical loss, however − the typical loss recorded for a cable assembly of the series is <1dB, in accordance with ANSI/TIA/EIA-455 for fiber optic return loss test procedures.
“Our ongoing approach to enhancing connector technology is tailored to match the evolving demands of the industry,” says Eric Birns, company President and CEO. “The BIRNS Millennium 3T series is a huge leap forward – other optical connectors either can’t carry electrical power, can’t handle high voltages or don’t withstand open-face pressure. Our solution provides users who have challenging data stream requirements with an underwater connector that meets all of their varied needs. Plus, in the absence of any true ‘industry standard’ in the deep-submergence field for definitions relating to underwater electrical connectors withstanding hydrostatic pressure, BIRNS has developed a comprehensive set of metrics to enable users to make the best choice for unique requirements.”
Both the electro-optical and electro-coax hybrid formats of the BIRNS Millennium 3T series can be made with special mounting configurations that can be designed to conform to MIL-C-24217/4-005 specs. This provides a seamless upgrade option for legacy equipment without necessitating costly comprehensive replacements. For creating complete cable assembly systems, all of BIRNS’ expert electrical technicians are Certified IPC Specialists per J-STD-001, and BIRNS’ optical technicians are ETA-I certified.
About BIRNS, Inc.,
Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications. For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033 ∙ Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 ∙ Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙ www.birns.com.