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Connectivity by Design Enables Innovation
Connectivity by design enables innovation by removing integration and cable management roadblocks for OEM design engineers and enhancing usability for end users. The four application success stories shared here showcase the efficacy of the connectivity-by-design approach and provide a glimpse into the future of connected defense, security, industrial, marine, medical, and geologic applications.
Hassan Fadli, Head of Product Design, R&D, Fischer Connectors
Cutting-edge applications, devices, and smart ecosystems including unmanned systems, robotics, wearables, embedded electronics, and IoT and Internet of Humans (IoH) networks have unique demands that are best met through a connectivity-by-design approach. In practice, connectivity by design means identifying connectivity requirements, constraints, and opportunities upstream in the application design process and then striving to integrate reliable, high-performance, easy-to-use connectivity solutions capable of simultaneously satisfying various technical requirements — such as supplying high power and transferring massive amounts of data in even harsh and extreme operating environments — as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
In any innovation-driven team configuration, the connectivity solutions provider serves as an enabler equipped with both a technology platform and an incubator that are versatile enough to engineer and design not only physical connectivity components (e.g., connectors and cable assemblies) but connectivity solutions that go beyond traditional connector designs, such as holistic wearable ecosystems for connected humans and active solutions for next- generation electronics applications.
» The Fischer Freedom Series serves as a technology platform and innovation enabler for design engineers integrating wearable switches, hubs, batteries, sensors, and communications devices into smart ecosystems such as connected vests, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and Internet of Humans (IoH) applications.
Overcoming Integration Roadblocks with Wearables
When it comes to designing compact, easy-to-use devices like portables and wearables, it’s critical to overcome major roadblocks like complicated integration. New plug-and-play technologies allow plugs to be directly integrated into the housings of wearable devices including radios, bodycams, LEDs, and biometric sensors. This allows users to quickly and easily mate the wearable with a panel-mounted receptacle or a receptacle sewn directly into the fabric of

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