End-to-end solution provides highly customizable connectors, termini and cable harnesses, enabling reliable
high-speed data transmission in commercial and military aerospace and shipboard applications

Irvine, CA | February 7, 2017– ITT Inc.’s (NYSE:ITT) Cannon brand has introduced its ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connector Series, a high-bandwidth interconnect solution that provides maximum performance and reliability for commercial and military aviation, and shipboard systems.

Designed for harsh environments that require high-speed and accurate data transfer, Cannon’s ARINC 801 series offers robust interconnects that operate at transmission speeds of 10 gigabits/sec (Gb/S) and higher, making them a perfect fit for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), commercial and military avionics, ground-based communications and shipboard navigation.

“ITT Cannon’s comprehensive ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connector Series is designed to meet and exceed the increasing need for high-speed, secure and reliable data transmission in the aerospace and defense industry, withstanding harsh and demanding conditions,” said Tom Cruz, vice president and general manager of aerospace and defense for ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “Our fast, lightweight
ARINC 801 series enables ever-increasing bandwidths in modern commercial and military systems.”

“Our complete fiber optic manufacturing services include testing, inspection and polishing, as well as complex assembly of a variety of cable constructions,” said Diana Jenkins, Cannon’s fiber optics product manager.
The Series’ versatility allows for use in multiple applications, featuring a scoop-proof connector design that offers alternative keying position, and end-finishes in both APC and PC singlemode and multimode configurations. Termini are available in Pull-Proof and Non-Pull-Proof types, providing a low loss, genderless solution for plug and receptacle applications. For easy and convenient field cleaning, the alignment sleeve is removable. Cannon’s Size #16 Termini also fully comply with ARINC 801 requirements.

ITT Cannon’s ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Solutions include the following:

  • Cannon’s ARINC 801 Termini
  • ARC 38999 Series III with ARINC 801 Inserts
  • Alignment Sleeve Retainer (ASR)
  • BKA Rack & Panel Connectors with ARINC 801 ASR and cable harnesses

Custom connector solutions and RoHS compliant part numbers are also available. Visit ittcannon.com for more information.

Irvine, CA | June 29, 2015– The Lumexis Corporation today announced that Dubai-based airline flydubai will continue to use the award-winning Fiber-To-The-Screen® (FTTS®) In-Flight Entertainment system for its follow-on order of 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft on order for 2016 and 2017. The announcement extends the strong partnership which began in 2010 as flydubai became Lumexis’s launch customer.

“flydubai continues to invest in the latest technology to ensure that our passengers are getting the best onboard experience,” said Daniel Kerrison, flydubai’s Vice President Inflight Product. “Being the launch customer for the FTTS system, we were very happy with what it had to offer and we look forward to rolling out the new 4th generation of the system which will enter service with flydubai from May 2016.”

The award-winning Fiber-To-The-Screen® (FTTS®) In-Flight Entertainment system has been part of the flydubai experience since 2010, providing passengers with over 1,300 hours of television shows, audio, games and movie titles in Arabic, English, Hindi and Russian. Selected for its light weight and cutting-edge technology, the efficient HD system with the unique FTTS fiber optic network is half the cost and weight of earlier generation, copper-based systems. As a result, the airline could achieve lower fuel burn while generating ancillary revenue.

“The Lumexis team is delighted to be continuing our partnership with flydubai,” said Lou Sharkey, Lumexis President and Chief Operating Officer. “With their flexible service and revolutionary High Definition IFE system, flydubai has consistently set new benchmarks for inflight customer experience”.

  • Nodes provide network for digital audio and video distribution in cabin

Redmond, WA | September 28, 2014– Innovative Advantage delivers 1400th Audio Video Distribution System (AVDS) node to Gulfstream. Connected by fiber optic cables – the nodes create a high performance AV backbone for the aircraft. AVDS is standard on Gulfstream G650 and G280 aircraft and optional for the G550 and G450 and the G150.

The AVDS network is fault tolerant, which means critical functionality isn’t impacted by a single point of failure. Innovative Advantage also provides a software tool for Gulfstream to quickly configure the AVDS network and make changes quickly and easily.

“We worked very closely with Gulfstream in the development to deliver the high performance AV network that Gulfstream required for their aircraft,” said Richard Morris, President, Innovative Advantage. “Not only does Gulfstream get the best HD delivery system, they get digital audio and Gigabit Ethernet distributed around the aircraft on fiber. AVDS nodes are small to allow installation flexibility, the fiber optic cabling is light-weight and the in-service reliability has been great.”

AVDS provides High Definition (HD) switching on new aircraft as well as transforming existing cabin management systems (CMS) from Standard Definition to HD. AVDS has found a home on aircraft of all sizes – from the Gulfstream G150 up to the Boeing 747.