NAB 2019: Neutrik Launches mediaCON Family of Products
Neutrik USA has announced the launch of the mediaCON product family. Eminently suitable for interconnecting devices like hard drives, cameras, video monitors, media capture equipment, audio interfaces, computer hardware, and more, the new mediaCON products include robust, lockable USB Type-C cable assemblies and chassis connectors for PCB-mounted USB IF receptacles, with all components designed for data rates up to 10 GB/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2), 100 W power, and 10,000 mating cycles.Neutrik’s mediaCON product line consists of four parts—two chassis connectors and two different lengths of cable assemblies. For ease of handling, the mediaCON chassis connectors with their push- pull locking mechanism can be mounted from the front or the rear. NMC-C is the standard mediaCON receptacle, without an electrical component. NMC-C-HR adds an integrated USB IF approved receptacle.
Neutrik’s high quality mediaCON cable assemblies are available in two different lengths: 0.5 m (NMK- 20U-0.5) and 1.0 m (NMK-20U-1.0). The majority of the molded casing of the cable connector disappears as it is plugged into the mediaCON receptacle and locks in place. This ensures a reliable connection while protecting against dirt and mechanical stress.
In addition to the design, all mediaCON receptacles and cable assemblies are fully compatible with standard USB Type-C products from all manufacturers. mediaCON receptacles accept any cable equipped with a USB Type-C connector, and mediaCON cable assemblies fit into all USB Type-C receptacles. For a locking solution, mediaCON must be used for both the receptacle and the cable assembly.
“With mediaCON’s robust locking feature, professionals can have confidence that their connections will stay in place without the risks of accidental disconnection that accompany standard USB Type-C products,” Fred Morgenstern, Neutrik USA’s Product Director. “Additionally, all mediaCON products are guaranteed to meet the USB 3.1 Gen 2 specifications. This is non-trivial: many products on the market fail to meet this standard even when they are advertised as doing so.”