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Hypertronics Features Proven Interconnect Solutions at 27th National Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2011) – Hypertronics Corporation, a Smiths Interconnect business and world-leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications will be present at the 27th National Space Symposium being held at the Broadmoor Hotel,  Colorado Springs, CO., April 11th – April 14th. 

For the duration of the symposium, an event that attracts many of the best and brightest from the space community, Hypertronics will display its suite of world class interconnect solutions, including the cPCI and KA connector series, both of which are tailor-made for the space environment, and have compiled a successful track record in real-world space application scenarios.  

The KA connector series has played a vital role providing on the Space Shuttle Atlantis in the Shuttle’s mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. The KA series was selected by NASA because it featured low insertion force in high pin count connectors that were employed to transmit power and signal in on-board processors.

Similarly, the Hypertronics cPCI connectors have also played a key and successful role in real-world space exploration applications, including being selected by the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JLP) in Pasadena, CA., for use aboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). From a performance perspective, one attribute that differentiates and sets Hypertronics cPCI apart from competitive offerings, is its advanced hyperboloid wire basket socket. When a pin is inserted into its sleeve, the wires stretch around it, providing a full 360° of contact around the pin.  

The Hypertac® hyperboloid contact provides immunity to shock and vibration and fretting, and also offers low insertion and extraction forces, low contact resistance, as well as industry-leading mating cycles. Both the cPCI and KA series have also been designed to perform flawlessly under the most dynamic and severe environmental conditions, giving them a significant edge in the demanding aerospace application environment.

Hypertronics will be in Booth 720 during the run of the National Space Symposium.

About Hypertronics Corporation
Hypertronics, a Smiths Interconnect business based in Hudson, Massachusetts, has been a leader in the design, manufacturing  and distribution of specialty connectors for the electronics industry since 1970. Its Hypertac® technology is renowned for delivering unfailing performance in high-reliability applications in the medical, military/aerospace, test and measurement and industrial market segments. The company offers a wide range  of standard catalogue products as well as custom-designed connectors for more specific application needs and performance requirements. Hypertronics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smiths Interconnect. More information about Hypertronics product and solution offerings can be found at

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group, a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

For more information on Hypertronics please contact:
Paul Collins, Public Relations, Hypertronics Corporation
E-Mail [email protected] phone: (978) 568-2780

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