ITT Exhibits Cannon Brand Connector Innovations at NBAA 2013

ITT Exhibits Cannon Brand Connector Innovations at NBAA 2013

New fiber-optic technologies and miniaturized connectors offer lightweight, cost-effective and durable solutions for commercial aviation markets

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Corporation (NYS: ITT) has developed unique interconnect technologies designed to reduce total cost of ownership and increase bandwidth capacity for the most rigorous aviation applications. These Cannon-branded solutions will be showcased at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Oct. 22-24.

"ITT's Cannon brand has been at the forefront of interconnect innovation in aviation for the better part of 80 years," said Neil Yeargin, president of ITT's Interconnect Solutions business. "Our newest connector generations adhere to the Cannon brand's highest standards of quality and reliability while providing modernized solutions to meet the evolving needs of the business aviation industry."

Cannon's newest generation of fiber-optic and copper multi-gigabit interconnect systems allow for the seamless flow of high-bandwidth data. The transmission of high-bandwidth data supports everything from providing pilots with enhanced visibility in extreme weather conditions to bringing passengers an array of high-definition programming. Cannon's Quadrax gigabit copper termini support multiple form factors, including ARINC rectangular connectors and MIL-DTL-38999 circular connectors among others, and continue to be the interconnect choice for many of today's in-flight entertainment systems.

ITT's Cannon group has also developed technologies resulting in smaller, lighter and lower-cost field-terminated circular connectors that perform similarly to the traditional MIL-DTL-38999 series. The latest innovations in the MKJ Trinity series of miniature D38999 connectors marry the benefits of field-terminated contacts with higher density contact layouts. This delivers a diverse and flexible product line to the marketplace that is up to 50 percent smaller and up to 70 percent lighter than its 38999 counterparts - reducing both size and weight while maintaining MIL-DTL performance and reliability.

"Our latest advances in connector technologies lead the market in performance, quality and affordability," said Wes Morgan, director of product management for ITT's Interconnect Solutions business. "Our current product portfolio includes new, lightweight, pressure-sealed connectors that cut installation and maintenance time up to 50 percent, saving fuel and time."

About ITT's Cannon Brand

ITT's Cannon brand serves international customers in the aerospace and defense, medical, energy, transportation and industrial end markets. ITT's Interconnect Solutions business, which also includes the VEAM and BIW Connector Systems brands, designs and manufactures a variety of ruggedized connectors and custom interconnects that make it possible to transfer data, signal and power in an increasingly connected world. For more information, visit

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit

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