ITT’s Cannon brand showcases Nemesis Fabric Connector at Soldier Technology 2014


SANTA ANA, CALIF., – ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and its Cannon brand are providing innovative technology to the defense industry through ruggedized, state-of-the-art connectors designed to seamlessly integrate into the fabric of wearable military applications, helping reduce the weight burden, improve comfort and mobility, and increase safety for the future soldier. 
It is critical that the future soldier be equipped with the most advanced, effective systems available. The ITT Cannon team developed the Nemesis Fabric Connector to be a ruggedized, low-profile and lightweight interconnect, to help reduce the cognitive burden of extra weight and maximize situational awareness for increased soldier survivability.
“ITT Cannon is committed to engineering solutions designed to protect the future soldier and power the most mission-critical technologies that are now a prerequisite for the future soldier,” said Tom Cruz, vice president and general manager, aerospace and defense with ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “Our Cannon Nemesis Fabric Connector provides a unique solution for wearable military applications, such as the smart vest, to create a powerfully mobile and optimally prepared future soldier.”
With reliable technology that removes cable snagging and precludes the need for dust caps, the ITT Cannon Nemesis Fabric Connector supports soldiers as they endure the most extreme and harsh conditions while keeping them constantly connected to their central communications hub.   
“As technology advances, so must the soldier’s equipment.  ITT Cannon is keeping an eye on the future and working to ensure connectors are also evolving and maturing with the latest technology,” said Wes Morgan, director of product management for ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “ITT Cannon’s Nemesis Fabric Connector is designed to be integrated into the fabric of a smart vest, where most of a soldier’s network is housed, further reducing weight and the complexities of current military vests.”
When integrated into a soldier’s smart vest, the ITT Cannon Nemesis Fabric Connector can offer:
·         System configuration to the soldier’s requirement
·         Port redundancy if the vest is penetrated or damaged
·         Configured cable plugs for break-away and rip-away de-mating actions
·         Adaptable design for future proofing
The ITT Cannon Nemesis Fabric Connector is also designed to be used in other applications for first responder and emergency services.  ITT’s exhibit at Soldier Technology 2014 will take place Oct. 15-17 at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague. 
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