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Fischer Freedom™ Series

Breakthrough plug & use technology makes connectivity EASY for wearables with brand-new Fischer Freedom Series

Available as of 11 June 2018, the Fischer Freedom™ Series offers breakthrough plug & use connectivity solutions that are easy to use and integrate.

These innovative solutions meet design engineers’ urgent needs for designing and connecting portable and body-worn applications quickly and easily – e.g. cameras, radio systems, sensors, light, GPS, tablets, night-vision goggles, exoskeletons, as well as switches, hubs and batteries.

With its first product, the Fischer LP360™ connector, the Fischer Freedom™ Series facilitates integration, maximizes usability and optimizes cable management for a wide variety of applications within markets such as: defense, security, medical, industrial and civil engineering.
 

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS

Fischer Freedom™ SeriesThe Fischer Freedom Series revolutionizes wearable connectivity, as it meets design engineers’ urgent needs for designing and connecting portable and body-worn applications quickly and easily, thanks to three breakthrough technology innovations:

  • Mating – no key code allowing for 360° mating “freedom”
  • Locking – ball-locking mechanism with sealing and variable pre-defined force
  • Materials – specially designed pins on the plug are IP68 sealed with a membrane

     

 

 

THREEFOLD USABILITY

The new Fischer Freedom Series and the Fischer LP360 set a new standard in usability, which is threefold.
The new product line makes end users’ lives easier by reducing cognitive, weight and reliability burdens thanks to:

  1. Easy mating. Mating the Fischer LP360 becomes as intuitive as buttoning up a vest – without compromising on the high-performance reliability required in harsh environments.
  2. Easy cleaning. The new connector is fully cleanable (both plug and receptacle), and is easy to use and maintain with a faster set up and improved durability.
    The Fischer Freedom Series also makes the life of design engineers easier, as it meets their need to easily and seamlessly integrate connectors – with or without cables – into multifunctional portable or body-worn devices.
  3. Easy integration. Thanks to its compact and low-profile design, the Fischer LP360 is easy to integrate into clothing with devices and subsystems; via the panel-mounted plug interface, cables can even be removed completely, and the connector can be directly integrated into the housing of such devices as a camera, a sensor, a light, a GPS.
     

OPTIMIZED CABLE MANAGEMENT

 

Fischer Freedom Series - Optimized Cable Management

The Fischer Freedom™ Series optimizes cable management with an extremely reliable connectivity ecosystem.

As the Fischer LP360™ has no key code, it offers 360° mating “freedom”, meaning it can be plugged and routed in any direction, ensuring that the cable can always go straight to the device. No more twists and turns means shorter cables in the equipment body-worn by dismounted soldiers, healthcare professionals or patients, civil engineers, surveyors and operators, and law enforcement officers and security guards.

Plug & Use! Cable-free solutions are possible as the Fischer LP360™ plug can be directly integrated into the device’s housing.


SHARED DATA AND POWER BUS OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN SMART CLOTHING AND IOT

Fischer Freedom Series - integrability and usability

The usability as well as the integrability of the Fischer Freedom Series connectivity solutions contribute to making wearable devices smaller, faster and smarter – and, ultimately, to making high-performance and smart clothing a reality.

The Fischer Freedom Series enables design engineers to build an intelligent vest which works as a hub with multiple portable and body-worn devices connected to a shared data and power bus. Clutter is reduced and usability increased, making equipment lighter and faster to set up. These benefits also open up further opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

The low-profile, rugged and versatile Fischer LP360™ connector, the first product in the Fischer Freedom™ Series, has 7 power and signal contacts with USB 2.0 and Ethernet.

The Fischer Freedom Series revolutionizes wearable connectivity, as it meets design engineers’ urgent needs for designing and connecting portable and body-worn applications quickly and easily, thanks to three breakthrough technology innovations:
 

easy mating

Easy Mating

■ No key code: 360° mating freedom & optimized cable management

■ Blind-mate, non-magnetic ball locking with variable force

 

easy cleanning

Easy Cleaning

■ Membrane-sealed contacts, fully cleanable (plug and receptacle)

■ IP68 sealed to -20m/24h

 

easy integration

Easy Integration

■ Low profile, right-angled plug

■ Wearable integration OR panel mounted (receptacle), easy cable assembly OR direct integration into device (plug)
 

More information on the Fischer Freedom™ Series product page
 

TREND PAPER ON WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES 

To mark the launch of the Fischer Freedom™ Series, Fischer Connectors has published a Trend Paper authored by Research & Innovation Manager JeanMarie Buchilly. The world is on the cusp of an explosion in wearable technologies – a new category that will revolutionize B2C and B2B markets. This paper gives an overview of current trends in wearable technologies, and dives deeper into emerging applications in diverse markets with a special focus on B2B applications: healthcare, industry, robotics, defense and sport. It presents exciting examples of how wearables are impacting users’ and designers’ lives – improving health and safety, convenience and performance, with connectivity playing a crucial role.

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