Newark Expands Connector Portfolio with New Supplier ODU

ODU’s advanced connectors ensure continued reliability

Newark, the Development Distributor, today announced a new supplier franchise with ODU-USA, offering ODU’s entire connector solution portfolio, including ODU MINI-SNAP®, ODU MEDI-SNAP® and ODU MINI-MED® to Newark customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“Engineers and designers operating in today’s dynamic market need innovative connector solutions to support their product designs,” said Michael Ulch, Head of Product Management, IP&E, Newark. “The addition of ODU to our line card underscores our commitment to providing our community of designers and engineers with reliable and high quality connector solutions to bring their ideas to market.”

ODU products available from Newark include:

  • ODU MINI-SNAP® F Series, L Series and K Series: featuring robust metal housing for increased durability and a wide range of sizes. ODU MINI-SNAP® is an ideal self-securing circular connection for a multitude of application areas including transferring power, signals, data or even media. The Push-Pull principle reliably ensures that the connection never releases until you want it to: once mated, the ODU MINI-SNAP® locks itself into the receptacle and can no longer be separated by just pulling on the cable. The plug can easily be de-mated from the receptacle when the outer sleeve is pulled back.
  • ODU MEDI-SNAP®: a plastic autoclavable circular connector which guarantees over 2,000 mating cycles. The efficient plastic connector is available both with user-friendly Push-Pull locking and the easy-to-release Break-Away function, which comes as a premolded plug & play solution. The ODU MEDI-SNAP® is suitable for use in medical technology, industrial electronics, and digital measurement and testing applications.
  • ODU MINI-MED®: an overmolded lightweight plastic connector. This assembled plastic connection is ideal when a light, space-saving and watertight cable assembly is required. The ODU MINI-MED® can be easily mated and has a break-away function to enable the quick disconnection of the plug and in-line receptacle or receptacle. This solution is designed to deliver safe, hassle-free use in fields with hygiene requirements, such as medical technology. The compact ODU MINI-MED® connection can also be used in industrial electronics or measuring and testing.

“ODU is committed is to providing the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction at all times,” said Thomas Mittermeier, CEO and President of ODU-USA Inc. "By offering our connector solutions via Newark, we are able to ensure designers and technicians using our products will receive exceptional customer service, technical support and expertise.”

ODU is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance connector solutions and cable assemblies. The company’s advanced connectors combine all relevant areas of expertise and key technologies to offer Newark’s community of designers and engineers with a reliable transmission of power, signals, data and media. These advanced connectors can be applied to a variety of demanding applications including medical technology, military and security, automotive, industrial electronics and test and measurement.

Newark features ODU in its 2020 line card, a comprehensive list of more than 600 globally recognized manufacturers and more than 50 product categories available through Newark. Covering Newark’s vast range of technology and solutions, products in the 2020 line card help customers service all of their project needs. It is offered in English, French and Spanish to help support customers throughout North America.

To see all of the ODU products currently available, visit https://www.newark.com/b/odu-usa


About us

Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.farnell.com/corporate