Simi Valley, Calif. - Hirose Electric has created a fiber optic cabling value-added reseller (VAR) program to complement its line of ruggedized connectors. The new program enables the interconnect manufacturer to deliver complete fiber optic solutions for a variety of commercial, data communications/networking, medical, military/aerospace, surveillance and telecommunication applications.
The VAR program positions Hirose to take advantage of growing demand for fiber optics across several industries including telecommunications, military/aerospace, and security. The global fiber optic components market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1 percent between 2014 and 2019, reaching $3.0 billion by 2019, according to a report from RnRMarketResearch. However, telecom and broadband segments, which hold the lion’s share of the fiber optics market, will grow slightly faster at a CAGR of 5.9 percent.
In addition, adoption of fiber optics in security and surveillance systems, driven by high-bandwidth requirements, and a growing demand for data security in military/aerospace, also is expected to drive significant growth over the next several years.
Under the new program, Hirose now offers custom and standard cable assemblies that use its industry-standard and custom fiber optic connectors through its partnerships with Timbercon and Atlantic Teleconnect Inc. (ATI), two suppliers of fiber optic cabling products and services. Hirose offers a variety of fiber optic connectors that include screw, push-on, or bayonet locking shells as well as several mounting options.
Timbercon offers fiber optic cables that are designed to allow a high degree of flexibility and customization. This means customers will be able to get a product designed for their specific applications. For customer applications that call for high power and signal integrity, ATI specializes in cable assemblies and wire harness solutions that feature the latest in fiber optic technology with the highest power and signal integrity.
"The fiber optic VAR program can accommodate our wide range of shell mating types, fiber optic ferrule variations, and hybrid optical/electric connectors," said Rick van Weezel, vice-president of sales and marketing for Hirose Electric USA, in a statement. "We can now offer customers a more simplified process to meet their fiber optic cabling needs, tailored to their application demands."