The Product Leadership Award is a notable recognition of connectBlue’s accomplishments in wireless solutions in industrial markets. connectBlue came out as a clear winner out of the top companies that Frost & Sullivan evaluated; the weighted rating of all five categories gave connectBlue the ranking of “excellent” while the other companies ranked “good” or “fair.”
“Our highest ranking – 10 out of 10 – was achieved in the “Product Quality” category,” says Rolf Nilsson, CEO of connectBlue. “We are pleased for this third-party recognition as we – since day one – have been committed to delivering long-term, high-performing wireless products for tough, demanding applications.”
Frost & Sullivan confirms that “connectBlue has developed state-of-the-art wireless modules comprising excellent performance, extended lifecycle and compatibility with other devices in the industrial network, and hence connectBlue has become one of the leaders in European industrial wireless devices market. Since 2001, the company has offered products based on its own Bluetooth stacks and Wireless LAN software drivers that are characterized by enhanced liability, long range connectivity, high throughput, low latency and low power consumption,” says Anna Mazurek, Research Analyst, Industrial Automation & Process Control, Frost & Sullivan.
The unbiased, third-party Frost & Sullivan recognized connectBlue as the award recipient after a process of identifying industry challenges and opportunities, deciding on award criteria, conducting best practice research, identifying the top performing companies, and finally rating these companies against the criteria. The award criteria covered the following:
- Innovative Element of the Product
- Product Acceptance in the Marketplace
- Provides Customer Value Enhancements
- Product Quality
Protection against humidity or mechanical stress are no longer the only significant criteria. Depending on the application, modern connectors have to transmit high currents for energy supply, manage high data rates and contribute to complying with EMC requirements. CONEC’s portfolio is as varied as those requirements:
• IP67 D-Subminiature Solid Body (Standard, High Density)
• IP67 D-Subminiature Combination Solid Body (Standard, High Density)
• IP67 D-Subminiature (Standard, High Density)
• IP67 D-Subminiature Combination (Standard, High Density)
• IP67 D-Subminiature Filter (Standard, High Density
• IP67 Hoods and Accessories
With the Solid Body version of the D-Subminiature connector, CONEC has further optimised the IP67. The housing is made of one piece and therefore offers optimal protection in the vicinity of high mechanical stress.
As a specialist for filter connectors, CONEC has integrated a low pass filter in the interfaces protected against climatic impact as an additional protection against electrical interference. Amongst others, the patented planar filter technology patented by CONEC is used. This technology does not only include a filter for conducted interference, but also provides excellent shielding in the mating area to eliminate interference directly at the interface to the interior device.