AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has launched a new 3-D interactive interconnect application. Available on the AVX website and accessible via computer, tablet, or smartphone, the new 3-D interactive interconnect application provides users with several different intuitive ways to access a comprehensive and visually engaging suite of product information for an extensive selection of its proven portfolio of board-to-board, wire-to-board, and wire-to-wire connectors, including application examples extending across seven market segments; interactive, animated, and annotated digital, 3-D product renderings; and relevant product pages, datasheets, and catalogs.
Presented as a digitally rendered hospital complex that users can easily rotate, resize, and adjust the angle of, the new 3-D interactive interconnect application offers three primary navigation tools: a color-coded market segment menu located at the bottom of the application window, labeled snapshots of several different digital interiors within the hospital, and an expandable menu organized by connection style and accessible via the menu icon in the upper right-hand corner of the application window.
Each of the seven market segment buttons in the color-coded navigation menu — Lighting, Industrial Handheld Devices, Smart Grid, Commercial Building, Transportation, Medical, and Industrial Machines and Controls — corresponds to a colored dot on the digitally rendered hospital to provide some visual context, and hovering over a selection (e.g., Industrial Handheld Devices) causes application examples (e.g., terminals, scanners, computers, data recorders, and barcode readers) to pop up onscreen. Clicking a market segment button isolates the corresponding dot on the hospital image, and clicking that dot opens a pop-up menu that contains a comprehensive list of AVX Interconnect products suitable for applications within the selected market segment, as well as direct links to the dedicated AVX product page and annotated 3-D product animation* for each product (*should one be available), and a sorting tool that allows users to narrow the comprehensive list with up to five defining characteristics: connection style (i.e., board-to-board, wire-to-board, or wire-to-wire), connection technology (e.g., card edge, compression, or IDC), configuration type (e.g., vertical, horizontal, junction box, or through-wire), connection format (i.e., complete connector or STRIPT contact), and current rating (e.g., up to 3A, 6A, 10A, or 20A).