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OPTO-FIRE™ Harsh Environment Media Converters

High Performance Electrical Optical Media Converter

APITech's Opto-Electronic Media Converter Solutions are specifically developed for the harsh environments found in military aircraft, aerospace, defence and commercial applications.

Configured and optimised for specific end-user system needs, these COTS-based media converters provide an easy-to-integrate, reduced size/weight, retrofit solution for systems using copper-based electrical cabling. Designed and manufactured in the UK.

Opto-Electronic Media ConverterHigh Performance Electrical Optical Media Converter

38999 EMI connector, opto-electrical converter

Leveraging our expertise in high temperature and opto-electronic technology, the new media converters offer a UK made low-to-high speed secure data communications solution specifically developed for the harsh environments of military and commercial avionics, subsea communications and military vehicle platforms.

Designed to be an intrinsically safe alternative to copper based electrical cables, these EMI 38999 intermateable converters provide an easy retrofit solution, configured and optimised for specific end-user system needs.

System Benefits

  • This product offering is a suitable alternative to copper based electrical cables and is an easy retrofit solution. Data rates range from 20Mbps to 10Gbps over single or multi mode optical fibre. Operational temperature range spans of -55°C to +95°C and this product is designed to be intrinsically safe in combustible environments.

Design Capabilities

  • APITech's product design capabilities offer laser beam profiling, optical alignment (automated active scan and optimise), optical test systems and product design verification, RF/Microwave and optical design and simulation, hermetic sealed hybrid packaging and clean room assembly.

Test Capabilities

  • APITech's dedicated Test House is DLA and UKAS accredited and carries out testing in accordance with MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-202. It is continuously developing capabilities and test methods in response to customer requirements.

Full Engineering & Development Partnership

  • APITech welcomes the opportunity to work with customers during their product development by providing the technical support to customise other optoelectronic requirements solution.
  • Low to High speed secure data communications
  • Operating temperature range -55°C to +95°C
  • Low power consumption (+3.3V supply)
  • Suitable for single or multi mode optical fibre transmission
  • Built-in-Test and status monitoring
  • Lightweight and easily integrated within confined spaces
  • Intermateable with EMI 38999 hermetic sealed connectors
  • Intrinsically safe
  • Designed, qualified and manufactured in the UK
  • Aircraft avionics and military vehicle platforms
  • Towed arrays
  • Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) communications
  • Broadcasting and video links
  • Subsea communications
  • Renewable energy data communication