ITT’s Cannon brand showcases a new series of Universal Contact interconnects for right angle applica


SANTA ANA, CALIF., – ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and its Cannon brand will announce a new offering of Universal Contact connectors for perpendicular/right angle configurations at Electronica 2014. Driven by the medical industry’s growing need for a low-cost, reliable solution for right angle mating, ITT has designed this new technology to seamlessly link two printed circuit boards (PCBs) in a wide range of emerging electronic applications, including wearable medical devices. 
Today’s modern medical devices require connectivity that can be easily mated and unmated without damaging the circuit boards. ITT’s new Universal Contact design incorporates a sliding movement allowing for the two PCBs to be perfectly mated together, producing a low contact resistance. The new series of Universal Contact is compliant with RoHS standards, handles more than 2,000 mating cycles and provides more than 1.4N of force when fully deflected, ensuring a superior and reliable interconnect link between the two circuit boards.
“ITT Cannon’s connectors power the intelligence in the world’s most advanced medical equipment, relaying critical data for a variety of medical applications. While parallel printed circuit boards are common, there are certain applications across the medical industry and beyond such as LED light bulbs and remote controllers that require a right angle configuration, causing the traditional dry circuit contacts to become inapplicable,” said Dickson Luk, director of marketing for ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “ITT Cannon’s Universal Contact was designed to meet the demand for a solution that can support right angle mating. This design opens up a new and wider set of applications for us to support, including wearable medical devices.”
With wearable wireless medical device sales projected to reach more than 100 million devices annually by 2016, ITT’s expanded product line will help meet this growing demand with solutions that are engineered to provide quality and reliability in the most critical applications.
ITT’s Cannon Universal Contact will be showcased at ITT’s exhibit at Electronica 2014 on Nov. 11-14 in Hall B4 Stand 428.
About ITT
ITT is a focused multi-industrial company that designs and manufactures highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions. Our customers in the energy, transportation and industrial markets depend on us to solve their most critical problems, and we focus on partnering with them to find solutions to their unique challenges. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries. The company has sales in approximately 125 countries and generated 2013 revenues of $2.5 billion. For more information, visit
ITT 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. ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business manufactures and supplies a variety of connectors and interconnects that make it possible to transfer data, signal and power in an increasingly connected world. For more information, visit