Neutrik Group exhibits expanding product portfolio at Prolight + Sound 2023

A raft of new products are being shown by the Neutrik Group’s Neutrik, REAN, and CONTRIK brands at Prolight + Sound 2023.

These include new and extended product ranges from the group’s latest brands, as well as continuing expansion of some of its most recognisable product lines, incorporating a breadth of applications for power, audio, video, lighting, and data.

Among advanced power solutions being featured on the booth are the new grey/blue colour-coded NEUTRIK powerCON XXA/XXB lockable, rugged power connectors.

With discrete power-in and power-out keying, and a new ergonomic design, featuring an easy-to-assemble slip-proof two-compound moulded housing (with the strain relief mechanically locking with the insert to align with the housing), they are certified as complying with the latest relevant worldwide device safety regulations for mains supply connectors; particularly IEC/EN/UL/CSA60320-1, relating to true breaking Circuit Breaking Capability functionality.

REAN is expanding its ranges of power XLR and Ethernet connectors, introducing heavy-duty ‘outdoor’ variants, primarily focused on LED display and lighting applications. The lockable, ruggedised X Series power connectors have CBC functionality and are UL 94V-0 and IP65 rated for high levels of fire retardancy and environment-resistant protection.

The latest XLR and Z Series RJ45 / Ethernet connectors feature REAN’s new Air-tightness protection, in addition to an IP65 rating.

CONTRIK offers a range of professional portable power distribution systems for entertainment, event, touring, and mobile production applications; specifically for videowalls, stage lighting, and audio installations.

CONTRIK is debuting its range of ‘Active’ power distribution products at Prolight + Sound, including Containers, Racks, Turtles, and Strips. These feature high durability, rugged protective construction, and a range of advanced circuit protection features, including full CDC functionality and CEE32A high power capacity input and daisy chaining.

CONTRIK products feature high levels of mechanical and environmental protection, with CONTRIK’s exclusive Easylen housing material uniquely providing high levels of flame retardancy, temperature resistance, UV protection, corrosion insensitivity, non-conductivity, and protection from mechanical impact (up to IK 10+).

NEUTRIK’s new speak ONNLFXX series audio connectors expand the range with the NL2FXX and NL4FXX 2-pole and 4-pole cable connectors. The new connectors feature a locking boot to protect against unintended openings, together with a unique two-compound housing to improve handling in daily operation. The new connectors are easier and smoother to assemble, as the strain relief chuck snaps to the insert.

NEUTRIK is also launching a redesigned, new form factor version of its patent-pending silent PLUG instrument quarter-inch jack plug. silentPLUG automatically mutes an instrument cable to avoid pops and squeals when changing the instrument under load. The integrated (patent pending) silent switch is based on REED-technology and guarantees a lifetime beyond 1,000 mating cycles.

The new version features a two-compound housing, with a rugged metal shell enhanced with a rubber cushion overlay for improved shock protection and better handling.

The NEUTRIK opticalCON ADVANCED fibre portfolio is also expanded with the introduction of two new MTPhigh speed, high-capacity connectivity systems; creating a standard solution for point-to-point connections in pro AV and broadcast applications.

The single-mode opticalCON MTP16 and the multimode MTP48 respectively offer 16 and 48 data channels in a single cable. These systems provide cost optimisation per single fibre/data channel.

The high data capacity is coupled with high reliability, rapid setup, and immediate playback while operating in the most challenging applications, in the harshest environmental conditions.

Also to be seen at Prolight + Sound are the latest NEUTRIK FIBERFOX HMA fibre optic connector systems; bringing multimode fibre connectivity alive without the need to handle pigtailed bulkheads.

Uniquely converting a standardised LC patch cable into an expanded beam solution, FIBERFOX allows for onsite maintenance and repair, with replacement chassis to board connections clipped in place with the simple manual connection of common LC patch cords. Systems provide for highly significant savings in time and complexity together with robust performance and high reliability.