Las Vegas, NV (May 1, 2006)–Neutrik, designers and manufacturers of the “XX” series XLR cable connector, introduced the Lighted EtherCon at NAB2006.
In addition to providing the components of Neutrik’s Shielded EtherCon, also unveiled at NAB, the Lighted EtherCon offers two light pipes for 3mm standard LEDs to indicate data transmission and status. The LEDs (typically mounted to a horizontal PC board) fit into an opening at the bottom of the light pipes; the light pipes transmit the light to the front panel.
“The light pipes on Neutrik’s Lighted EtherCon provide a conduit for getting status LED’s to the front of the chassis,” explained Jim Cowan, president of Neutrik USA. “By focusing that light, users get a visual indication of a secure connection, data transfer, link speed, etc.”
In response to customer requests, Neutrik now offers an assembly kit for its D-Series EtherCon connectors to achieve a waterproof IP54 connection. The kit is suitable with all Neutrik EtherCon D-Series chassis connectors (NE8FD). An IP54 protection is achieved by simply replacing the frontplate and pushing the lever with the kit components.
The NE8MC-1 had been modified already several months ago with a sealing gasket and weatherproof Collinox plating. It is the perfect choice in combination with the SE8FD kit.
Neutrik USA, Inc.