Amphenol Aerospace and Datakey Electronics Collaborate to Design Rugged, High Speed, Removable Storage Solution

Wed Apr 3, 2013 3:00am EDT

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The Ruggedized Memory Terminal (RMT) leverages Amphenol Aerospace's
MIL-DTL-38999 connector design with integrated Oval Contact System contacts and
Datakey Electronics' RUGGEDrive flash drive system
SIDNEY, N.Y., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a
global leader in interconnect technologies, has collaborated with Datakey
Electronics, manufacturer of rugged, portable memory systems, to provide a 
rugged, removable storage solution. The result of this collaboration provides
designers with a ruggedized USB flash drive and panel-mount receptacle solution.

The Ruggedized Memory Terminal (RMT) integrates components from both
corporations.  Instead of using a standard USB type A connector, the RMT
leverages Datakey Electronics' SR4220PCB receptacle, which is integrated into
Amphenol's field-proven MIL-DTL-38999 connector.  The receptacle mates with
Datakey Electronics' UFX RUGGEDrive memory tokens, which provide USB flash drive
functionality, but have a more rugged construction and employ additional
security features than consumer flash drives.  Amphenol's high speed Oval
Contact System (OCS), on the alternate side of the RMT, provides a reliable
interconnect system for ruggedized computers and devices.

The SR4220PCB receptacle in the RMT has a cycle life of 50,000 insertion and
removal operations minimum.  Amphenol's OCS is a high density, high speed,
rugged interconnect that withstands a minimum of 500 mating cycles. The
MIL-DTL-38999 connector offers the highest performance capabilities for both
general duty and severe environment applications.  A screw-on cover is used to
provide an IP68 seal when the cover is fully mated.  The cover can be used both
when a UFX token is present or not.

Paul Plitzuweit, Senior Product Manager for Datakey Electronics says, "We are
very excited about this partnership, as it gives designers an ultra-rugged flash
drive solution without the pitfalls of using a consumer USB receptacle."  

Jared Sibrava, Director of Amphenol Aerospace's High Speed Solutions Division
says, "Coupling the Oval Contact System, MIL-DTL-38999 connector, and Datakey
Electronics' rugged USB drives and receptacles is a good fit for systems
integrators as they solve complex system requirements regarding removable
storage.  The solution has been proven rugged and reliable for many different
environments customers may face."  

Designed for harsh environment applications, the RMT is ideal for use in the
defense and commercial markets.  Optional configurations are available.

Contact Information:
Amphenol Aerospace
Jared Sibrava
(607) 643-1845
jsibrava@amphenol-aao.com

Datakey Electronics
Paul Plitzuweit
(952) 746-4066, Ext. 325
paulp@datakey.com

About Datakey Electronics
Datakey Electronics  is a brand of ATEK Products, LLC.  The Datakey Electronics
product line consists of rugged, portable memory keys, tokens and mating
receptacles.  With an exclusive focus on original equipment manufacturers,
Datakey Electronics has provided portable memory solutions for a global base of
customers in industrial, medical, military and commercial markets since 1976.
Datakey Electronics products are manufactured at the ATEK Products facility in 
Brainerd, Minnesota.

About Amphenol Aerospace
As one of thelargest developers of interconnection technologies for the military
and commercial aerospace industries,  Amphenol Aerospace Operations  (AAO)
provides OEMs worldwide with rugged, high quality products that withstand the
harshest environments.

AAO provides complete interconnect solutions for a wide array of markets.
Designing, manufacturing, and supplying circular and rectangular, electronic,
board level, fiber optic, EMI/EMP filter connectors, as well as PCBs, backplanes
and  integrated systems.

AAO is headquartered in  Sidney, N.Y.  with other facilities located in  New
Hampshire,  Toronto,  Mexico  and  China. AAO is a division of  Amphenol
Corporation, headquartered in  Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers
of interconnect products in the world, with year 2012 sales topping  $4 billion.

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