Breakthrough plug & use Fischer Freedom™ enables versatile innovations in connectivity
With its breakthrough plug & use connectivity solutions that are easy to use and integrate, the Fischer Freedom™ Series serves as a versatile and modular technology platform and innovation enabler in connectivity and application design.
These innovative solutions meet design engineers’ urgent needs for designing and connecting fixed, portable and body-worn ecosystems and cable-free devices quickly and easily – e.g. cameras, radio systems, sensors, light, GPS, tablets, night-vision goggles, exoskeletons, as well as switches, hubs and batteries.
NEW product extensions to the Fischer LP360™ as of September 2019:
Connector size 08 (4 signal & power contacts) in metal and plastic
Cabled receptacle and panel plug on connector size 14 (7 signal & power contacts)
Active devices: USB 2.0 adaptor, LED and Rugged Flash Drive
By extending its range from its first product, the Fischer LP360™ connector, to also include cable assemblies and active devices – with various features, contact configurations, sizes and materials – the Fischer Freedom™ Series facilitates integration, maximizes usability and optimizes cable management.
It is ideal for a wide variety of applications within markets such as: defense, security, medical, industrial and civil engineering, robotics, wearables, IoT, etc.
The Fischer Freedom™Series revolutionizes connectivity, as it allows design engineers to add more technology and functionality into electronic ecosystems, particularly in terms of SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) requirements, cable management optimization, network integration, and wearable technology, thanks to three breakthrough technology innovations:
Mating – no key code allowing for 360° mating “freedom”
Locking – Sealed, blind-mate and non-magnetic quick-release locking mechanism
Materials – specially designed pins on the plug are IP68 sealed with a membrane
The Fischer Freedom™ Series technology platform continues to gain international peer recognition: winning four awards in one year (web news, July 18, 2019). From left to right: 2018 Innovators Award, 2018 LEAP Award, 2019 Electronics Industry Award, 2019 Electrons d'Or.
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, and its cabled receptacle is a ready-to-use solution for smart garment.
SHARED DATA AND POWER BUS OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN SMART CLOTHING AND IOT
The usability as well as the integrability of the Fischer Freedom™ Series connectivity solutions contribute to making devices and electronic ecosystems smaller, faster and smarter – and, ultimately, to making high-performance and smart clothing a reality.
One of the many ways in which the Fischer Freedom™ technology platform spurs innovation is by enabling 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, from the Fischer Freedom™Series, has 4-7 power and signal contacts with USB 2.0 and Ethernet. The Fischer LP360™ active devices (USB 2.0 adaptor, LED and Rugged Flash Drive) come with 7 signal & power contacts.
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:
To mark the launch of the Fischer Freedom™ Series, Fischer Connectors has published a Trend Paper authored by Research & Innovation Manager Jean Marie 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.