At the PLASA 2011 Entertainment Technology Exhibition (Earl's Court, London, 11-14 September 2011 ), Harting is featuring its connectivity products that are tailored to communication and control applications in lighting, sound and automation systems for the theatre, concert and indoor/outdoor event sectors. In addition to its latest industrial connector family, Harting is also featuring a new Ethernet-based switching technology known as Fast Track Switching.
A key product range being featured is the Harting Han family of heavy-duty connectors, which are increasingly being used on concert stages and in theatres. At PLASA, two new products within the Han family are being featured: the Han-Eco range of high-quality plastic connector housings and the Han-Yellock industrial connector series.
Han-Eco is a complete range of high-quality all-plastic industrial connector housings that combine ruggedness, light weight and reduced costs with versatility, safety and reliability. Han-Eco is suitable for users who require a cost-effective, lightweight product and who do not require the full range of product features offered by Harting's established Han B series of connector housings. The product also offers a higher contact-density/housing-size ratio than the Han B series.
The Han-Yellock industrial connector series incorporates a number of features that make it suitable for use in stage and concert lighting and sound systems, including outdoor events. In particular, the connector features a novel latched locking mechanism that ensures a high degree of ruggedness while also making the connector easy to assemble and disassemble.
Fast Track Switching is an innovative Ethernet-based switching technology developed by Harting that is suitable for communication and control of theatre, concert and indoor/outdoor event automation systems. Unlike alternative proprietary Ethernet protocol approaches that use modified versions of the Ethernet standard compatible with the requirements of different industries, Fast Track Switching is totally based on standard Ethernet, but adds a new switching method to ensure that industry-specific requirements on performance and determinism are met fully.
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