ITT’s Cannon Brand Introduces High-Performance ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connector Series


IRVINE, Calif., – ITT Inc.’s (NYSE:ITT) Cannon brand has introduced its ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connector Series, a high-bandwidth interconnect solution that provides maximum performance and reliability for commercial and military aviation, and shipboard systems.
Designed for harsh environments that require high-speed and accurate data transfer, Cannon’s ARINC 801 series offers robust interconnects that operate at transmission speeds of 10 gigabits/sec (Gb/S) and higher, making them a perfect fit for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), commercial and military avionics, ground-based communications and shipboard navigation.
“ITT Cannon’s comprehensive ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connector Series is designed to meet and exceed the increasing need for high-speed, secure and reliable data transmission in the aerospace and defense industry, withstanding harsh and demanding conditions,” said Tom Cruz, vice president and general manager of aerospace and defense for ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “Our fast, lightweight ARINC 801 series enables ever-increasing bandwidths in modern commercial and military systems.”
“Our complete fiber optic manufacturing services include testing, inspection and polishing, as well as complex assembly of a variety of cable constructions,” said Diana Jenkins, Cannon’s fiber optics product manager.
The Series’ versatility allows for use in multiple applications, featuring a scoop-proof connector design that offers alternative keying position, and end-finishes in both APC and PC singlemode and multimode configurations. Termini are available in Pull-Proof and Non-Pull-Proof types, providing a low loss, genderless solution for plug and receptacle applications. For easy and convenient field cleaning, the alignment sleeve is removable. Cannon’s Size #16 Termini also fully comply with ARINC 801 requirements.
ITT Cannon’s ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Solutions include the following:

  • Cannon’s ARINC 801 Termini
  • ARC 38999 Series III with ARINC 801 Inserts
  • Alignment Sleeve Retainer (ASR)
  • BKA Rack & Panel Connectors with ARINC 801 ASR and cable harnesses

Custom connector solutions and RoHS compliant part numbers are also available. Visit for more information.

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. This work is made possible by the talent and innovation of committed ITT employees in more than 35 countries who create trusted products and brands such as Goulds Pumps, KONI shock absorbers, Cannon connectors and Enidine energy absorption devices. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. and generated 2015 revenues of $2.5 billion.
About Cannon
ITT’s Interconnect Solutions’ Cannon brand is a leading global manufacturer of connector products serving international customers in the aerospace and defense, medical, energy, transportation and industrial end markets. Whether delivering critical specs to aircraft pilots, streaming data through communications satellites or giving expectant parents a first look at their unborn children, Cannon connects the world’s most important information to the people who need it. In 2015, Cannon celebrated 100 years of making connections that helped make history. Cannon products were used in the first “talking” movies and helped transmit the first messages home from the moon. Today we proudly continue our legacy of innovating to connect the world and inspire the successes of the next century – because amazing things happen when great things connect. For more information, visit