The Fischer LP360™ connector: Breakthrough plug & use connectivity technology
The Fischer LP360™ connector is the first product in the Fischer Freedom™ Series launched on 11 June 2018. This breakthrough low-profile, easy-to-mate and fully cleanable connector is easy to use and is easy to integrate into applications operating in diverse and challenging environments, including portable and wearable electronic ecosystems delivering power and data with optimized cabling.
Initially developed for a defense application - hence the focus on this market here -, the Fischer LP360™ is an extremely reliable and intuitive solution: tested to MIL standards, it is ideal for defense applications, even in the harshest environments and under the most demanding conditions. Its reliability and versatility make it also ideal for a wide variety of applications within other markets such as security, medical, industrial and civil engineering - to name just a few.
Soldiers in military operations need to have the most accurate equipment and integrated connectivity solutions. Fischer Connectors is a trusted partner of future soldier programs around the world, and its rugged connectors and cable assemblies are engineered to withstand the most extreme field conditions and reduce soldiers’ hassles.
Two technology innovation awards for Fischer LP360™
The Fischer LP360™ has won two prestigious awards for technological innovation: the LEAP Award from Design World and the Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics.
OPTIMIZED CABLE MANAGEMENT
The new connectivity solution plays a major role in lifting one of the most basic roadblocks for Future Soldier Programs: cable management.
The Fischer LP360™ connector eliminates the key code and thus offers 360° mating freedom, meaning it can be plugged and routed in any direction, ensuring that the cable on the vest can always go straight to the device. No more twists and turns means shorter cables in the kitted equipment. This also eliminates tangles, reduces clutter and increases usability, making equipment lighter and faster to set up.
Fully cleanable on both the receptacle and plug sides, the new connector is easy to use and maintain with a faster set up and improved durability.
Plug & Use! Opt for cable-free solutions by integrating the LP360™ panel plug directly into your device’s housing.
The numerous electronic devices body-worn by soldiers all need to be interconnected – and all of them are currently independently powered.
The need that Fischer Connectors is now fulfilling with its new connectivity solution is to build an “intelligent vest” based on a shared data and power bus with wiring on the inside, one central battery for all, and connectors that work as a hub interface at strategically chosen locations. This keeps the number of cables on the outside of the vest to a minimum, and enables standardization and further miniaturization of the entire electronic ecosystem, with more functionality in smaller devices.