Speed is the defining characteristic of this system: Fiber Optic is the optimal connection technology whenever the highest data rates and fast, interference‐free transmissions are required. We deliver quality and stability – our high‐performance optical technologies can serve a wide and demanding range of applications.
Whether for particularly harsh environments, high mating cycles, or long transmission distances: ODU Fiber Optic is the ideal system solution for industrial outdoor use, medical technology, or standard applications in which speed and reliability are important.
The Expanded Beam Performance technology is an enhanced Fiber Optic solution. It offers high‐quality transmission characteristics and a high number of mating cycles. The optical performance is maintained even under mechanical stress, environmental influences, and harsh ambient conditions.
Enhanced Fiber Optic solution with excellent performance
Optical connection for harsh environments and a high number of mating cycles
Reliable optical connection for standard requirements
Cost‐efficient optical connection for short transmission distances
This extremely compact Fiber Optic system solution is available with Expanded Beam, Physical Contact, and Polymer Optical Fiber technology. The robust, preassembled push‐pull connector with up to 5,000 mating cycles is available with standard interface connectors on the second side.
With our state‐of‐the‐art technologies, such as Expanded Beam Technology or Physical Contact Technology, ODU Fiber Optic connections are future‐proof, durable, and can be optimized for the respective applications.
Whether in circular connectors, modular connectors, or customized solutions: We guarantee 100% error‐free applications with our preassembled system solutions.
Whether as a non‐magnetic connection in medical technology, a robust connector in industrial outdoor applications, or as part of a mass interconnect solution: ODU Fiber Optic technology creates the perfect connection for demanding applications.
We work with you to develop a solution that perfectly meets your requirements. From planning and production to cable assembly: We combine all competencies under one roof and can also implement customized solutions for your project.
There are also other benefits, such as reduced weight, smaller cable options, and the fact that the signal (light) within the fiber is also impervious to electromagnetic interference since no electrical signal is transmitted.
Standard interface connectors are designed for indoor use, mainly for data centers. ODU system solutions with Fiber Optic technology, on the other hand, meet the requirements for harsh environments, a high number of mating cycles, as well as IP protection – and can thus be used in a more versatile manner.
“Fiber only“ refers to a purely fiber‐optic system solution that does not contain any copper contacts.
Hybrid means that the system can be simultaneously used for data (via optical or plastic fiber) and power or signals (via copper).
Yes, there are three different contact systems, each with different core properties.
Expanded Beam Performance
Polymer Optical Fiber
Physical Contact refers to the direct contacting of the ferrule tips within the ODU connector. The end faces contact each other with a predefined spring force to ensure low‐loss light transmission.
Expanded Beam means that the light is expanded by means of a special lens in the contact system to extend the transmission range between the contacts. The end faces do not touch, making them more resistant to dirt and suitable for a higher number of mating cycles.
PC stands for "Physical Contact" and describes a straight (0°), polished end face of the fiber.
APC stands for "Angled Physical Contact" and describes the end face of the fiber, which is polished at an angle (8°).
Fiber Optic solutions are available for all main product series, including ODU MINI‐SNAP®, ODU MEDI‐SNAP®, ODU AMC® and ODU‐MAC®. We offer both pure fiber‐optic and hybrid versions.
The technologies are designed as fully assembled Fiber Optic system solutions for the respective applications. To ensure a 100% error‐free connection, the entire system solution should always be based on fiber optics. A connector can only meet the requirements for the customer’s application in combination with the right cable.
With our Fiber Optic range, cleaning is always very important to ensure good signal integrity. If dust or other particles reach the end surface of the contacts, the signal will either be blocked or transmitted at a reduced data rate. Therefore, it’s important to ensure proper cleaning of the components and to select the appropriate contact system for the respective applications. The corresponding cleaning instructions can be found here: Expanded Beam, Expanded Beam Performance and Physical Contact.