To make the new connection technology for Single Pair Ethernet a success, the technology partnership is pursuing the systematic expansion of SPE to achieve an end-to-end, complete infrastructure. This infrastructure consists of a portfolio of connectors, sockets, cables and cable sets on the component side. In addition, both partner companies aim to successfully position the technology in user groups. “As well as establishing a uniform mating face, the standardisation of all other aspects is actively being pursued and is seen as the basis for a comprehensive SPE ecosystem,” explained Ralf Klein, Managing Director Harting Electronics.
“The joint development in the area of Single Pair Ethernet continues and consolidates the successful technology partnership of both companies,” said Hirose President Kazunori Ishii. The duo’s partnership was originally announced in the autumn of 2016, when Hirose and Harting jointly launched the ix Industrial interface on the market. “The ix Industrial mating face has notched up great success in the interim and is a popular interface for numerous users in their miniaturised applications for four-pair Ethernet,” added Harting CEO Philip Harting.