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Optical Industrial LC Duplex Connector System Combines High Performance and Environmental Protection to Deliver Optimal Industrial Solution

LISLE, Ill. - April 29, 2005 - The new Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system from Molex® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) combines the high performance of a fiber optic connection with the versatility of a rugged industrial connector to allow for easy installations and terminations in harsh industrial environments. The connector system features assemblies with push-pull insertion and a bayonet-style mechanical latch to ensure an environmentally sealed optical connection in just one simple step. Its bulkhead adapter is designed with a sealed panel feed-through design for easy installation into enclosures. Plus, the removable connector provides sealing between both the adapter mating surface, as well as the cable exiting the connector.

The Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system works with any standard fiber type and is available in both single mode and multimode styles. It offers moisture and dust protection and a broad temperature range (-40 to +85 C), making it ideal for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. These include: Industrial applications, such as system controls, monitoring, high electro magnetic interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) areas; medical equipment applications; telecommunications/CATV applications, such as FTTx and outdoor system connections; as well as various rugged test equipment, mobile broadcasting, or audio visual equipment and food processing applications.

"Molex identified a market need for a connector system that delivers the performance of optical fiber and environmental protection," said Dave Rifkin, product marketing manager, Molex Incorporated. "With its high performance fiber optic connection and rugged industrial design that offers optimal environmental protection, the Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system offers customers a complete solution to the standard telecom or datacom cables that would not normally function in wet, dirty and dusty environments."

The assemblies are 100 percent optically tested and the connector is designed to Telcordia GR-326-CORE to ensure quality optical performance. The multimode fiber option is well-suited for long distance or remote connections up to 300 meters, while the single mode fiber option is ideal for distances over one kilometer.

The Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system offers an environmentally sealed option at an affordable cost. Lead-time is four weeks. More information about Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system from Molex is available at http://www.molex.com/fiber/industrial_lc.html.

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