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API Technologies to Introduce Opto-Electronic Media Conversion Solutions at DSEI: Higher data rates with a small footprint

news release imageORLANDO, Fla. and LONDON — Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI 2015), Stand #S8:100 — (PR Newswire) — September 10, 2015 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a trusted +provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications today announced the preview of the first in a series of low-to-high speed electrical / optical media converters. The products will be featured in a live demonstration replicating an on-vehicle optical transceiver system configuration at DSEI 2015 from September 15-18. 


API’s new line of COTS-based opto-electronic media converter products offer a UK-made, low-to-high speed data communications solution specifically developed for harsh environments, including military and commercial avionics, subsea communications, and military vehicle platforms. Packaged in an EMI 38999 connector, the converters offer improved security over traditional copper-based electrical cables due to non electromagnetic signature while providing high speed communications in new aircraft and vehicles. The converters also offer an easy-to-install, retrofit solution for engineers looking to improve the reliability of aircraft and vehicle systems while achieving reduced size, weight and power consumption. 

Suitable for single or multi-mode optical fibre transmission, API’s high performance media converters are designed to operate within a temperature range of -55°C to +95°C with Built-in-Test (BiT) and status monitoring capabilities. The lightweight and compact media converter modules are ideally suited for integration within tightly confined spaces such as those found in an aircraft or mining system, and are designed, qualified and manufactured in the UK. 

“The development of a smaller, lighter and intrinsically safe family of opto-electronic modules is in direct response to our customers’ need for greater efficiencies and the elimination of field failure in mission critical systems. Optics, as a new disruptive technology, has allowed us to achieve the reduction of mass while mutually realising the ever-increasing demand for speed and accuracy of data transmission,” said Christopher Woodend, Engineering & Technology Development Manager, RF/Microwave and Microelectronics (RF2M-UK) API Technologies. 

API’s opto-electronic product design capabilities include laser beam profiling, optical alignment, optical test system and product design verification, RF, microwave and optical design and simulation, hermetic sealed hybrid packaging, and clean room assembly. The electrical / optical media converter modules are based upon a range of enabling technologies including optical fibre alignment, three-dimensional ceramic structure technology, chip-and-wire assembly, and hermetic packaging, and ruggedisation. 

To explore API Technologies’ UK-made opto-electronic solutions, visit: http://micro.apitech.com/opto-electronic-media-converter.aspx or call or call +1 +44 (0) 1908 574324. 

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About API Technologies Corp. 

API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.