Innovative Smart Connectors

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What makes SmartConnect® unique?

SmartConnect is a flexible and convenient intelligent connector solution that is used across the medical, military, and agricultural spaces. Regardless of the industry you are in, our innovation, ingenuity, and flexibility allows us to create the best scalable solution for your applications requirements.

Onanon’s SmartConnect is an application specific interconnect allowing for digital scalability at the connector and cable level. SmartConnect utilizes a PCBA within the connector, with electronic components, allowing for one connector to differentiate between multiple different devices. SmartConnect allows for a clean and simple solution by having components such as EEPROM’s microprocessors, resistors, and capacitors integrated directly into the connector. Having electronic components embedded directly into the connector adds active or passive functionality which can expand the function of the device reducing overall cost and speed to market.

Customers who cannot easily find a solution for their specific application partner with Onanon as an extension of their own team to design and build a custom SmartConnect solution from scratch, at a fraction of the time and cost when compared to the alternative “Rube-Goldberg” solutions available on the market. Onanon’s engineering team can create functioning prototypes for you in a matter of days, we will work closely with you to ensure that your product is brought to life.

Industries Served

Medical Equipment

SmartConnect is popular in the medical industry, often used in applications which require unique device identifiers, use-limiters, personality resistors, EEPROM’s and other products using the same connector platform while performing multiple tasks.

Common Use Cases

  • Disposable Use Limiting
  • Diagnostic Data, At Point of Use
  • Traceability
  • Capacitance Clock Speed
  • EMI Oscillator Within the Connector
  • Computing
  • Activation Switch
  • Resistance Loss Compensation

Military Equipment

SmartConnect is used in a variety of military applications, often integrated into wearables to add intelligence within the interconnects.

Common Use Cases

  • Communication Devices
  • Headsets
  • Wearables
  • Real-Time Field Failure Diagnostics

Agricultural Equipment

SmartConnect can be found in the agricultural industry in an assortment of smart electromechanical agricultural equipment.

Common Use Cases

  • Wire Harnesses
  • IP Rated Cables for Tractor Sprayers
  • Headers with Built-in Capacitance

SmartConnect® Case Studies

Onanon was approached by a top medical device OEM that sells over 100 variations of electrosurgical devices. After speaking with them and learning about their product requirements, we set out to design a SmartConnect that would work with all of these product variations with one connector with built in electronics. We created a universal SmartConnect that had integrated device recognition. As soon as the device is plugged in, the equipment recognizes the device and immediately turns on all the correct settings. In addition to improving ease of use and convenience, this also eliminated any human error associated with altering settings on a device before a procedure.

By implementing a universal SmartConnect solution into their products, this medical device OEM was able to not only improve the quality of their products, but cut down on costs by simplifying and streamlining their manufacturing process by using a single connector for all of their products.

Contact Onanon to Learn More About SmartConnect®

Finding off-the-shelf components for customized OEM devices can be difficult, it often leads to issues with manufacturability, scrap, performance, and reliability. Whether you’re in the medical, military, or agricultural space, SmartConnect solutions can improve your product. Your products deserve the attention and engineering that Onanon offers to make your device the best on the market. Get in touch with Onanon’s engineering team today to learn how we can design the right creative solution for your application.