Two technology innovation awards for Fischer LP360™
Our efforts to reimagine connectivity in close partnership with our customers have borne fruit. The Fischer LP360™ connector – the first product in the new Fischer Freedom™ launched in June 2018 – has won two prestigious awards for technological innovation: the LEAP Award from Design World and the Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics.
On December 11th, 2018, Design World announced (web news) that the Fischer LP360 ™ had won the 2018 Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Award in the Connectivity category. Judges commented: “A breakthrough signal and power connector with easy mating and easy cleaning that maximizes usability, efficiency and performance. This product changes the way of fast connection without looking. I think that this will change the way connectors and connectivity is done. A simple and great solution … very clever and useful product.” The LEAP Awards program celebrates annually the most innovative and forward-thinking products serving the design engineering space. Its world-class judging panel is comprised of OEM design engineers from a wide variety of industries, along with other engineering experts representing the mechanical and electrical design fields.
On November 13th, 2018, Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace announced (web news) their 2018 Innovators Awards, giving the LP360™ rugged connector from Fischer Connectors the highest rating – Platinum – in the Interconnect Technology category. The annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Award program is a coveted and prestigious distinction for honorees around the world who have made a groundbreaking contribution to the military and aerospace industry and are recognized as leaders and innovators to the largest collection of military and aerospace professionals.
“I think that this will change the way connectors and connectivity is done. A simple and great solution … very clever and useful product.”
LEAP Awards judges
Photo: The team from Fischer Connectors’ R&D, production, operations and supply chain departments behind the Fischer LP360™ product development project.
Fischer Connectors Group’s CEO Jonathan Brossard says: “I’m very proud of our R&D and cross-functional team that developed this breakthrough connectivity solution, working with our customers’ to make their lives easier and transform their challenges into successes. These prestigious awards provide international recognition of our innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration, that put people at the heart of everything we do. This product development is a great example of how we at Fischer Connectors are reimagining connectivity, together with our customers”.
Fischer Connectors R&D Director Jérôme Dabonneville adds: “I’m thrilled by what the project team has achieved with the first product of the new Fischer Freedom™ Series in terms of design engineering and innovation for the benefit of our direct customers – design engineers themselves.”
The Fischer LP360™ is a game changer in connectivity. Its patent-pending innovations in mating, locking and materials offer easy mating (360° mating) and easy cleaning to end users, and easy integration to design engineers. The low-profile connector 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. Smart vests for industrial workers, security officers, healthcare professionals and dismounted soldiers are examples of applications where this new connectivity solution works as a hub with multiple devices connected to a shared data and power bus to enable real-time communication.