Neutrik USA has announced the mediaCON product family for interconnecting devices such as hard drives, cameras, video monitors, media capture equipment, audio interfaces and computer hardware with a lockable USB Type-C cable. Specified to handle all components designed for data rates up to 10 GB/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2), 100 watts power and 10,000 mating cycles, Neutrik’s mediaCON product line consists of four parts — two chassis connectors and two different lengths of cable assemblies. And, the mediaCON chassis connectors include push-pull locking mechanism that can be mounted from the front or the rear. NMC-C is the standard mediaCON receptacle, without an electrical component. NMC-C-HR adds an integrated USB IF approved receptacle.
Neutrik’s mediaCON cable assemblies are available in two different lengths: 0.5 m (NMK-20U-0.5) and 1.0 m (NMK-20U-1.0). The majority of the molded casing of the cable connector disappears as it is plugged into the mediaCON receptacle and locks in place.
All mediaCON receptacles and cable assemblies are fully compatible with standard USB Type-C products from all manufacturers. All the details and specs will be posted here next week.