Cinch Connectivity Solutions Develops an Affordable Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connector for the Broadcast Market

Lombard, IL [October 31, 2017] Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, introduces the Fibreco J-Lite™ expanded beam connector, designed around the MIL-DTL-83526 mechanical features, the J-Lite™ is an economical version of the current Fibreco Junior expanded beam connector.

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Fibreco J-Lite™ expanded beam connector is available in 2 or 4 channel plug or bulkhead, and fully hermaphroditic. The bulkhead is offered as a jam nut or flange mount option with the flange mount option being designed to be a direct replacement for XLR flange mount connectors, allowing for easy drop in replacements in XLR flange mount connector applications. The bulkhead also has a forward flange option, allowing for space savings in areas where density is critical. The J-Lite™ connector also offers a simple termination process, allowing for quick in-field termination and repair.

The Fibreco J-Lite™ expanded beam connector is a reliable and affordable solution for many applications in outdoor environments that require consistent and repetitive operation. The J-Lite connector minimizes the need for continuous maintenance, an important attribute for harsh environment applications such as those found in the broadcast, renewable energy, and military markets.
For further information, please contact a Cinch Connectivity Solutions customer service representative or download a copy of the Fibreco J-Lite™ data sheet.

About Bel

Bel ( designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military and aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel’s product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

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