When exchanging information between different participants and devices; communication protocols define different frameworks for data transfer.
For instance, in robot-assisted surgical systems, copper lines quickly reach their physical limits of transmission speed with low latency.
This is where fibre-optic technology’s importance to medical OEM’s comes in, with features including:
- Extended transmission range
- Weight reduction
- EMC compatibility
- Packing density
ODU’s Expanded Beam Performance is an advanced fibre optic connector that offers transmission characteristics with low loss levels and is available for glass-fibre (multimode or singlemode) and plastic-fibre (singlemode).
ODU has also developed hybrid connectors that combine fibre-optic technology with power, signal, and non-magnetic RF contacts – which can be a distinct advantage in the likes of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment.
Terminating optical fibre requires a specific skill set, but you do not necessarily need it in-house as ODU also offers fully assembled fibre-optic system solutions.
Whether it’s particularly harsh environments, high mating-cycles or long transmission distances, ODU Fibre-Optics are the ideal solution for medical technology when speed and reliability are of the essence.