Extended range of circular data connectors for rugged conditions

13-06-2024 | Bulgin | Industrial

Bulgin has announced three additions to its Data Buccaneer range of IP-rated circular connectors. The company’s latest products – Standard Buccaneer Cat 8, Standard Buccaneer USB 3.0 and Standard Buccaneer HDMI – are developed to ensure reliable data transmission for various applications, from industrial automation and construction to outdoor surveillance and renewable energy installations.

These latest connectors have a rating of up to IP69K when mated and are offered in multiple cable lengths and mounting options while providing notable enhancements from previous models. For example, the Cat 8 has data transfer rates of up to 25GB per second – 2.5 times faster than the Cat 6a equivalent – while the USB 3.0 provides transfer speeds of up to 5GB per second, which is ten times faster than the USB 2.0. Also, the USB 3.0 has a two-way transmission capability that ensures simultaneous data flow in both directions, resulting in a theoretical ten-fold increase in bandwidth. Finally, the HDMI features HDMI 2.1 performance and an operating temperature range of -25C to +80C, making it ideal for outdoor applications such as broadcasting sporting events.

Thisen Bird, associate product manager at Bulgin, explained: “The Data Buccaneer range is well-renowned in the industry for its durability and reliability in harsh environments. We’re proud to add these latest products to the portfolio, which will help a wide range of sectors – including wind and solar energy applications – prevent the ingress of dust and water from disrupting crucial data connections to protect vital network infrastructures.”


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