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Kensington Electronics, Inc. is proud to share news of our accomplishments and awards as well as the news and accomplishments of our vendors. We strive to create and maintain outstanding relationships with our customers and our vendors.

KEI is ITAR Compliant

Kensington News

March 2017

Kensington Electronics is now ITAR Registered

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are two important United States export control laws that affect the manufacturing, sales and distribution of technology. The legislation seeks to control access to specific types of technology and the associated data. Its goal is to prevent the disclosure or transfer of sensitive goods or information to a foreign national.

ITAR contains a United States Munitions List (USML) of restricted articles and services. To be ITAR compliant, a manufacturer or exporter whose articles or services appear on the USML or CCL lists, must register with the U.S. State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

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KEI Supports The First Tee

Kensington News

February 2017

Look for us at these shows...

Trade Shows 2017

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KEI Supports The First Tee

Captain's Cup Celebrity Golf Tournament

November 2016

Kensington Electronics is proud to be a sponsor of Captain's Cup Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Kensington continues to support and give back to our community by being a Captain's Cup sponsor at the 15th annual Captain's Cup Celebrity Golf Tournament by The First Tee of Greater Austin. The First Tee of Greater Austin is a non-profit youth development organization dedicated to providing young people with programs to build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf through their Nine Core Values™.

The First Tee of Greater Austin Nine Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
Kensington strongly believes in helping the next generation be better leaders and teammates. Learn more about how you can help by visiting www.FirstTeeAustin.org.

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KEI Supports DonorsChoose

What's Happening at Kensington...

October 3, 2016

Thanks to customers like you, Kensington for Kids Month was a success!

Kensington is proud to announce the success of Kensington for Kids Month. Because of our customers, we have been able to fund the following STEM based projects:

  • Science, Oh Where Are You???? - Walt Whitman Elementary School
  • STEM For Our Future Engineers! - P.S. 64 Joseph P Addabbo
  • STEM Bundle for Oodles of Learning Fun - Odom Elementary School
  • It All Starts from the STEM! - Grant Elementary School
  • Technology for Young Learners - Norman Elementary School
  • Bringing the Classroom Whiteboard to Life - Patsy Sommer Elementary School
  • STEM for 2nd Grade!!! - Timpson Elementary School

Ms. Shawhan from Norman Elementary School wrote:

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

"We are so excited about receiving our new technology in our classroom! I want to express my deepest gratitude in your interest in helping out our students. This opportunity will expand the minds of my students and help them to become great thinkers about technology!"

With gratitude,
Ms. Shawhan

Ms. F from Odom Elementary School wrote:

"Thank you so much for your support and believing in our classroom! The students will really benefit from working with our new STEM kits. They love to work with all the STEM activities and now will have the opportunity to do this with brand new kits. We are eager for their arrival and we can't wait to start using them. Donors like you make it possible for me to do my job effectively. Thank you for your contribution and making the world a better place!"

With gratitude,
Ms. F.

Mrs. Wagstaff from Timpson Elementary wrote:

"What a wonderful way to start the new year! I am so grateful for this wonderful gift. My students will be surprised to see that we now have hands on STEM kits for learning some of our science concepts and skills. Thanks so much for giving to me and my students."

With gratitude,
Mrs. Wagstaff

Ms. Rystedt from PS 64 Joseph P Addabbo wrote:

I am in awe of your amazing generosity! You are giving a very eager bunch of our future scientists the tools they need to strengthen their inquiry skills with meaningful activities. You have also put a big smile on this teacher's face. You have helped so many great kids! Thank you!!!

With gratitude,
Ms. Rystedt

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KEI Supports DonorsChoose

Kensington for Kids Month

September 2016

Kensington Electronics is pleased to announce that September is Kensington for Kids Month.

With all children returning to the classroom, it is important that they have the tools they need to be successful in S.T.E.M. based curriculums (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). As a high tech company supplying interconnect solutions for Space, Military, Industrial, Medical, Solar, and High Speed applications, there is no better cause than ensuring our young minds continue to dream, design and develop future innovative products. Learn more about S.T.E.M. at www.stemedcoalition.org.

Kensington has chosen DonorsChoose.org as the organization to make that progress possible. Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Teachers at 73% percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and 2,268,047 people have donated $460,215,486 to projects that inspire them. Over 19,635,317 students, most from low-income communities and many in disaster-stricken areas, have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need for learning.

Please check back in October to see what projects were funded because of customers like you!

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Fischer Award 2014

Kensington News...

May 17, 2016

Kensington Electronics, Inc., Awarded Smiths Connectors Distributor of the Year 2015

Kensington Electronics, an interconnect and electronics hardware distributor, has received the Distributor of the Year award from Smiths Connectors, a leading supplier of mission critical interconnect solutions. This award is the highest level of achievement a Smiths distributor can receive and is based on sales growth, demand creation, and supply channel fulfillment.

"I'm honored to be recognized by the Smiths' team," said Casey Donovan Cavender, Kensington's Vice President of Sales and Operations. "Our sales team works hard on our Smiths' partnership and design opportunities, they all deserve this award."

Jerilynn Johnston, Smiths Connectors Distribution Manager, Americas, presented the award to Kensington during their meeting at EDS on May 11, 2016. There to help present the award alongside Jerilynn were Jeff Tamasi, Vice President Sales, Americas, and Thad Sketers, Vice President Sales, OEM. Accepting on behalf of Kensington Electronics were Casey Donovan Cavender, Vice President of Sales and Operations, and Sean Joseph, National Sales Manager.

About Kensington Electronics
Kensington Electronics (www.keiconn.com) is among the top 50 distributors of electronic components in the nation. Founded 27 years ago, Kensington's philosophy is to serve the quickly evolving telecommunications, medical, alternative energy, oil/gas, automotive, aerospace, and defense industries with the finest components. Kensington's philosophy of providing superior customer service isn't a tagline, it's a founding ideal. Regardless of size, each customer is given the same attention to find the best: connector, transformer, buzzer/speaker or LED solution.

About Smiths Connectors
Smiths Connectors is a leading supplier of application-specific, high-reliability electrical interconnect solutions from highly integrated assemblies to microminiature connectors and spring probe contacts. Smiths Connectors is comprised of Hypertac, IDI and Sabritec brands, which are synonymous of exceptional performance when critical applications require a technologically advanced, high quality, multi-pin electrical connection to ensure reliability and safety.

About EDS
EDS is a leadership summit. It is an important gathering of the movers, shakers and brightest minds that electronic component manufacturers, distributors and representatives have to offer. In an energized, progressive atmosphere, top decision makers come together to build business. It's a forum to plan, discuss new opportunities, and reset goals. The core of EDS is valuable idea exchange. It happens through high-level strategic meetings, event functions and informal gatherings. Business relationships are rekindled and new ones formed.

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Fischer Award 2014

Kensington News...

August 2014

Recognition of Outstanding Support

On August 13-14 at Fischer Connectors, Inc., annual sales meeting in Alpharetta, Kensington was given an Award of Excellence, Expertise in Distribution. Presenting the award to Kensington were Stephen Gosk, President and CEO-Fischer Connectors US, and Roberto Magnifico, Vice President of Sales and Marketing-Fischer Connectors SA. Accepting the award for Kensington were Casey Donovan, Vice President of Sales and Operations, and Sean Joseph, National Sales Manager.

Kensington partnered with Fischer in March of 2010 and continues to be the only U.S. authorized distributor. Customers can find access to inventory information about Fischer products around the clock by visiting our ecommerce site. Kensington stresses the importance of partnership between our team and our Manufacturers. We were very proud to receive this accommodation from Fischer.

About Fischer Connectors

For more than 60 years, Fischer Connectors has been a worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance circular connectors and cable assembly solutions that work effectively under pressure in demanding environments. Fischer Connectors' products are commonly used in fields requiring faultless quality, such as: medical equipment, industrial instrumentation, measuring and testing devices, broadcast, telecommunication and military forces.

Are you looking for a rugged, secure flash drive with a UNIQUE circular connector interface which makes it immune to mating with everyday USB drives? Call one of our Regional Account Managers today at 512 / 339 - 3300.

Fischer pictoral

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Continued Focus on Technical Support

Kensington News...

June 2014

Continued Focus on Technical Support

Kensington strives to provide helpful design support for customers in order to consolidate the number of phone calls and emails into one point of contact. By continuously hosting manufacturers training meetings, Kensington's team, from Customer Service to Regional Account Managers, are level 1 tech savvy on each product line we distribute. Although a term that is overused and rarely practiced, mindshare is part of Kensington's key contribution to our customers. Kensington was happy to host Clive Miller, Sr. Global Product Manager Advanced Connector Solutions and Global Distribution Manager, and Scott Kirchmeier, Splice Sales Specialist, when Autosplice came to Austin to provide ongoing training for our staff. As Autosplice's largest stocking distributor, Kensington can help with any design need you may have from splice to complaint pins to shield clips. Topics covered during this training included:

Please call in to Kensington and request design help and/or sample kits on any of the Autosplice product family.

About Autosplice:

Autosplice is a world-wide manufacturer of innovative interconnect products and electro-mechanical assemblies with locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Autosplice's global capabilities include engineering, stamping, molding, automation, and assembly solutions, serving the Automotive, Medical, Telecom, Datacom, Industrial and Consumer markets.

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Fischer celebrates its 60th Anniversary!

Vendor News...

June 2014

Fischer Connectors celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Fischer Connectors celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Fischer Connectors, a worldwide leader in push-pull circular connectors, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The company Walter Werner Fischer founded in 1954 has become a key player in the connecting industry with over 400 employees working worldwide. To mark this milestone, Fischer Connectors opened its doors mid-June for a large number of celebration activities.

Over 300 people including several clients, politicians, distributors and most of the Fischer Connectors sales force worldwide gathered at the official reception of the 60th anniversary on Friday 13 June. '60 years ago, my father started this company in his garage in Morges', said Peter Fischer, son of founder Walter Werner and President of the Board of Administration of Fischer Connectors. 'In 1962, he patented the first Fischer push-pull connectors and ten years after founding the company, the family house was too small for the 15 employees.' As a result, the company moved to the Villa Geissmann in Morges.

Fischer Connectors didn't stop growing. In 1975 the company moved from Morges to a bigger factory in Apples, a village located almost 10 kilometers away. The 80s and 90s marked the international development, with the opening of several subsidiaries and a distribution network worldwide, a strategy implemented by Peter Fischer, head of sales at that stage and nominated as General Director in 1996. Under the leadership of CEO Dominique Glauser, appointed in 2004, the company started its modernization, introducing new supply chain management methods, lean manufacturing and continuous innovation in technology, products and solutions. In 2008, Fischer Connectors moved to its current site in Saint-Prex, a state-of-the-art purpose built factory, and continued to grow. Currently, over 400 people work for Fischer Connectors in the Swiss headquarters or one of the eight subsidiaries.

The history of Fischer Connectors is a real success story of a healthy and constantly growing company. 'We are proud to have Fischer Connectors in our Canton', stated Philippe Leuba, Minister of Economy and Sports of the Canton of Vaud. 'It is especially a pleasure to see that a small family business has become a big international player and creates employment in our region.'

Fischer Connectors' employees had the opportunity to celebrate and show their workplace to their families the day after the official celebrations, with 750 guests sharing this excellent moment of conviviality. Kensington is proud to carry the entire Fischer line of products.

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Kensington Acknowledges Standout Rep Performance at EDS!

Kensington News...

May 2014

Kensington Acknowledges Standout Rep Performance at EDS!

Kensington Electronics, Inc. (KEI) is proud of our partnership with our Manufacturers' Rep Organizations. True customer satisfaction comes when distribution, manufacturers and reps work together to provide a quality product, quality service, at a fair price with outstanding customer service. During Kensington's meeting with the Smith's Connectors (Smiths Interconnect) Representative organization at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, 2 rep groups were acknowledged for their outstanding performance and ability to think outside the box to provide solutions to our customers.

Congratulations go to...

Electronic Representatives Inc. (ERI) for being awarded the "Strongest Partnership-Rep Organization 2013."

Casey Donovan, Vice President of Sales and Operations, was proud to hand out the award to Mike Munn and Keith Engstrom, Business Development Managers at ERI. Along with the Smith's product line, Kensington shares Conec and Omnetics with the ERI group. With years of experience working together, our combined lines, and the open communication between the two companies, ERI was more than deserving of this award.

About ERI

Electronic Representatives Inc. (ERI) was founded in 1973, is based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, and services the following territories: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia. ERI is a professional, responsive, sales organization. Their team is technical, aggressive, and solution orientated. They always respond promptly and professionally to both their principals and customers. They offer our customers technical solutions to enhance new projects or to help solve design problems. ERI's goal is to grow long term professional, trusting, relationships with their principals and customers. Please review their linecard to see what lines they represent.

Congratulations go to...

Spectrum Sales for being awarded the "Rising Star-Rep Organization 2014."

Casey Donovan, Vice President of Sales and Operations, was proud to hand out the award to Patrick Powell, President of Spectrum Sales. Spectrum Sales went above and beyond to tap into Kensington's value-added capabilities to solve a customer's problem and deliver product in days instead of weeks. It is because of that kind of thinking that Spectrum Sales is more than deserving of this award.

About Spectrum Sales

Spectrum Sales is the premier electronic manufacturer's sales and solutions representative firm in the Midwest, with offices in Kansas City, St. Louis and Iowa. Spectrum Sales covers Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois.

"Distribution is an essential part of our industry, both for suppliers and end customers. They provide a quick and local resource for many products and product lines. Our relationships with distributors (locally, nationally and globally) are unrivalled. Whether we facilitate procurement directly from a manufacturer, or through distribution, you can rely on the Spectrum team for excellent technical and support staff."

Please review their linecard to see which products you can use.

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KEI celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

Kensington News...

April 2014

Kensington Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Kensington Electronics, Inc. (KEI) is proud to announce our 25th Anniversary as a Franchised Distributor in the interconnect business. Opened in 1989 by John Patrick Rabbitt, Sr., and his wife, Doris Rabbitt, Kensington was founded on the philosophy that businesses should operate ethically and should be trustworthy while providing superb customer service. Those same foundations still exist within the Kensington organization today. Although technology has changed, Kensington's principles have not. Our sales department will still answer your phone call or your email within 24 hours.

With niche product lines and a technically savvy sales department, we can help with new designs, suggest interconnect solutions, and/or fix incorrect part numbers. Kensington and our Manufacturing Partners focus on high-reliability, shock and vibration proof, small pitch, harsh environment, and specialized connectors.

Call us today and see how we can help you. If you mention you read this article, we'll send you a free gift!

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HALO Electronics, Inc. migrating from ROHS-6 compliance to Lead Free

Vendor News...

November 2013

HALO Electronics, Inc. migrating from ROHS-6 compliance to Lead Free

HALO Electronics, Inc. is migrating from ROHS-6 compliance (exempt. 7a) to Lead Free (Green). The ROHS directive is expected to change the status of exemption 7a in the not too distant future. Please click HERE to read the conversion letter from Jeffrey Heaton, Vice President of Halo.

HALO is a leading manufacturer, specializing in "Communication Magnetics" for the communications Industry and is now offers a great line of Power Inductors. HALO has been providing "Technology Leadership" for over 20 years.

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CONEC’s bayonet-locking industrial USB 2.0 connector

Vendor News...

September 2013

Electronic Design's Top 101 Components for 2013

Named #36 by Electronic Design's Top 101 Components for 2013, the latest incarnation of CONEC's bayonet-locking industrial USB 2.0 connector features a four-hole, flange-mount, nickel-plated die-cast housing. Adding the four-hole mounting gives the extra protection needed for harsh environment elements, as well as facilitates on-the-fly connections for industrial applications. The water-resistant connectors can be mounted on the front or rear side of enclosure panels up to 3.2 mm thick. The interface meets IP67-rating requirements when mated or covered with a protective cap. M28 threads offer an additional connection method to bayonet locking. Operating temperature ranges from ?40 to +80oC, with a 1.5-A maximum current rating at 25oC. Also, the connectors feature 100-V dc voltage handling.

Read the whole article HERE.

Download the Top 101 List HERE.

Download the catalog pages HERE.

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Smiths Interconnect' Ruggedized KVPX Connector

Kensington News...

Austin, TX - August 15, 2013

Kensington adds Smiths Interconnect's Ruggedized KVPX Connector to Their Product Lineup.

Kensington Electronics Inc., a consistently top 50 ranked distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking the KVPX product line from Smiths Interconnect. The KVPX (VITA 63) is part of Smiths Interconnect' family of ruggedized connectors. VITA 63 is an alternative backplane and daughter card connector solution for OpenVPX™ systems. The VPX product is Smiths Interconnect' response to the market need for a high reliability connector solution which meets the mechanical footprint and electrical performance of the VITA 46 & VITA 48 (VMEbus Industry Trade Association) specifications, also known as VPX.

Features and benefits include:

  • Hypertac® Technology
  • Drop-in replacement for VITA 46/48 architecture; TE Connectivity MultiGig
  • Data rate performance verified at 6.25Gbps; designed to achieve up to 10 Gbps
  • Differential, single-ended, and power modules
  • Flexible modular design for standard 3U and 6U as well as custom configurations
  • Footprint compatible with VITA 46/48
  • Highly optimized connector design for high speed data rates; impedance matching, minimal losses
  • Hypertac® contacts on ground and signal in the backplane
  • Immunity to Mechanical Shock & Vibration - prerequisite for Mil Aero platforms
  • Faceplate protects pins on daughter card = durable for mating and maintenance - Lower System Cost of Ownership
Click HERE to visit Kensington's Featured Products page for more information about KVPX connectors.

Bonnie Shores

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OpenVPX enables tightly coupled FPGA and CPU processing for unmanned EW platforms.

Industry News...

August 2013

OpenVPX enables tightly coupled FPGA and CPU processing for unmanned EW platforms.

By Eran Strod, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

OpenVPX brings together high-speed parallel processing FPGAs with the software capability of CPUs to meet the most challenging sensor processing applications for unmanned platforms.

Today's UAVs, UGVs, and UUVs are being enhanced with an increasing amount of sensors. The huge amount of incoming data from these Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors needs to be processed as close to real-time as possible. As processing elements go, the FPGA is ideal as a sensor interface. It is great at performing a fixed algorithm on parallel data with unmatched speed and very low latency. High-end FPGAs are equipped with a large number of serial or parallel interfaces, allowing them to input large quantities of raw data that is then preprocessed.

Read the entire article by clicking HERE.

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LED Lights Help Fantasy Springs Casino

Vendor News...

August 2013

LED Lights Help Fantasy Springs Casino Save 291,000 kWh of Energy and Receive $32,000 Rebate.

"Prior to receiving the LED lights from LEDtronics, we were using high-pressure sodium lamps, which gave off a dirty, dim color and a lot of heat," states Todd Lockway, Fantasy Springs Casino Facilities Director. "The new LEDs reduce the heat load and offer a whiter, brighter light. And by reducing our energy use from 180 watts ballasted to 41 watts, we qualified for an energy rebate, and this LED lighting project will pay for itself in 2.5 years."

LEDtronics, the pioneers of solid-state, LED lighting design and manufacturing in the United States, provided:

  • LED Post Top E39 Mogul Base bulbs, (LED30MH-30X2W-XPW-001)
    The 41-watt LED products were placed in the existing fixtures and replaced the 150 watt, HPS lights inside the casino's parking garage structure.
  • LED T8 tube lights (LED48T8SM-276-XPW-001W)
    LEDS were used as "uplights" for the landscape area and wall-washing illumination on the outside of the structure.
  • LED wall packs (WWL12-8X2W-XPW-001)
    27-watt LED products replaced the vintage, 70 Watt HPS wall packs on the outside of the parking structure.

Read the complete application story and see the app pictures at: http://www.ledtronics.com/Media/PressReleases.aspx?pressID=242.

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Kensington can now help design and build your custom cable assemblies.

Kensington News...

August 2012

Kensington can now help design and build your custom cable assemblies, including overmolding, potting, and wire braiding!

Kensington is proud to announce that we have partnered with a world class cable assembly facility and can now offer CUSTOM cable assemblies for the military, medical, industrial or telecom markets. With in-house overmolding and custom mold capabilities, engineering and design liaison expertise, and more than thirty years of experience and innovation in electronics cable assembly, Kensington can turn your quote around in 2-3 days and produce low-volume and/or prototype quantity builds in as little as 2 weeks!

All wire and cable harness assemblies are produced in the USA at our partner's manufacturing facility which is ISO 13485, ISO 9001/AS9100 certified and UL/CSA safety-approved and includes a Class 1000, Class 10,000 Clean Work Area and an ESD Safe Manufacturing Area.

Email your drawing to cableassembly@keiconn.com today for a quote or design help.

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Kensington Electronics was named a Top 50 Distributor for 2012

Kensington News...

July 2012

Ranked by sales volume, Kensington Electronics was named a Top 50 Distributor for 2012.

After going from famine to feast during the 2009 to 2010 timeframe, electronics distributors adjusted to slower business conditions in 2011 and were gearing up for more normal seasonality this year. A look at some of the top electronics distributors shows that many companies are using the adjustment time to invest in people, technology, and new business ventures that will help them capitalize on the opportunities ahead.

And distributors say the long-term outlook is bright - especially if you put the building blocks in place now to make the most of it down the road.

To read the entire article, click HERE.

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Kensington officially partnering with Omnetics Connector Company as first US Authorized Distributor

Omnetics News...

March 2012

Kensington continues to expand its specialty product offering by officially partnering with Omnetics Connector Company as their first US Authorized Distributor.

Omnetics Connector Company is a privately held, world class connector design and manufacturing company with over 25 years of experience focused upon micro-miniature and nano-miniature high reliability electronic connectors and interconnection systems. Their products are designed and assembled in a single location, at their plant in Minneapolis, MN., which includes in-house automatic machining and over-molding equipment.

Omnetics' proprietary spring-socket system (Flex-Pin) passes the tests specified in Mil-83513 for micro (0.050in pitch) connectors and has approved QPL status on the new Mil-32139 level program for nano (0.025in pitch) connectors. This allows Omnetics to be a leading supplier in industries including Military, Aerospace, Medial, Instrumentation and other high-technology oriented OEMs.

Kensington has been selling specialized connector solutions into the medical, military, aerospace, and other niche market segments for almost 25 years. Kensington's dedication to product knowledge and customer service made for the perfect fit with Omnetics. Kensington will begin stocking the COTS (custom off the shelf) products which include the micro plastic circular, micro latching plastic circular, and the nano circular.

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15th Anniversary - JAE Distributor

JAE Electronics News...

December 2011

As of July 2011, Kensington is proud to celebrate 15 years of partnership with JAE Electronics.

JAE Electronics, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets electronic connectors and aerospace products. JAE Electronics' parent company, Japan Aviation Electronics Industries, Ltd. (JAE), is a globally oriented supplier of electronic components, fiber optic connectors, LCD monitor connectors, waterproof electrical connectors and other digital systems.

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Smiths Interconnect - AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America

Smiths Interconnect News...

August 2011

AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America

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Mark Your Calendar to be a Part of AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011
16-19 August 2011
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America is the premier forum for reviewing, assessing and discussing the current state of the unmanned systems market. The event brings together the key leaders and decision-makers in the industry. Officials from government and user organizations around the world attend and participate in the symposium program.

  • 450+ Exhibitors (473,000 Gross Sq. Feet/43,900 sq. meters of exhibit space)
  • 6,500+ Attendees
    -Commercial and defense operators
    -CEOs and high-level decision-makers
    -Government and industry program managers
    -Policy makers
    -Scientists, researchers and students
  • Representation from over 30 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
  • Indoor demonstration areas for air, ground and maritime vehicles
  • 150+ Technical, Workshop, Panel and Poster Presentations
    -Military, civil and commercial applications
    -Updates on the latest industry trends and future programs
    -Panel discussions to influence future policies and decision making
    -Technology transfer, interoperability and commonality discussions across domains
    -and much more!
  • Beyond the Booth Showcase, featuring product announcements and presentations by exhibitors from the exhibit hall floor
  • Exhibit Hall Uniform Day - Military and uniformed civil servants (i.e. first responders - police, firefighters, etc.) will have complimentary access to the exhibit hall on Friday, 19 August.
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Solar Power International 2011

Kensington News...

April 2011

Kensington to participate in Solar Power International 2011

Please visit us in Booth 6648 at Solar Power International 2011. This year's event will be held October 17-20, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center.

Kensington has been involved with solar panel manufacturers, installers, and inverter companies for over 10 years, a pioneer in what was an emerging market. Since that time, Kensington has earned a reputation for being a "go to" solution for companies who need connector solutions, custom solar cable assemblies, and junction box builds. Customers have come to rely on Kensington's knowledge of both the industry's needs as well as the raw material suppliers who support it.

Kensington is an Authorized, Franchised distributor of Amphenol's Helios connectors and Multi-Contact's MC3 and MC4 connectors. Additionally, Kensington stocks Tyco's Solarlok, Huber and Suhner's Radox connectors as well as 8, 10, 12 and 14 gauge USE2 single and double-insulated cable.

For a complete solution, Kensington also offers a variety of sealed I/O connectors from Amphenol and American Conec.

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Smiths Interconnect Awarded 2010 Strategic Supplier of the Year

Smiths Interconnect News...

November 2010

Smiths Interconnect Awarded 2010 Strategic Supplier of the Year

Kensington Electronics is pleased to present Smiths Interconnect with 2010's, Strategic Supplier of the Year award. The award was presented by Patrick Rabbitt, President of Kensington Electronics, to Vadim Radunsky, President, Peter Osborne, Vice President of Sales, Anne Marie Andrews, National Sales Manager, and Jerilynn Johnston, North America Distribution Manager, all from Smiths Interconnect Corporation while attending their "Smiths Connectors-North America Global Sales Meeting" in Las Vegas. Kensington was proud to present this award during the closing day's cocktail reception for all attendees where an ice bar, featuring Smiths Interconnect logo, was on display as a special treat for guests.

"It is an honor and privilege to name Smiths Interconnect as Kensington's Strategic Supplier of the Year and present the award to Smiths Interconnect' team," said Patrick Rabbitt, President of Kensington Electronics. "This award recognizes Smiths Interconnect outstanding quality, commitment to their distribution channel, and overall customer satisfaction."

For 20 years, Kensington Electronics has played a strategic role in the growth and execution of Smiths Interconnect' supply channel. Initially supporting the D0 product line, Kensington has grown to add the mini-D0, HG, HPH, KA, L, N, KGA, KVME, and KS product lines to the inventory carried in their Austin, Texas facility.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect, a Smiths Interconnect business based in Hudson, Massachusetts, has been a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of specialty connectors for the electronics industry since 1970. Its Hypertac® technology is renowned for delivering unfailing performance in high-reliability applications in the medical, military/aerospace, test and measurement and industrial market segments. The company offers a wide range of standard catalog products as well as custom-designed connectors for more specific application needs and performance requirements. Smiths Interconnect is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smiths Interconnect.

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Kensington Expands Its

Amphenol News...

July 2010

Kensington Expands Its "Go Green" Philosophy

Kensington Electronics continues to expand its "go green" philosophy by signing on as an official distributor for Amphenol Industrial Operations (AIO). After several meetings with Jon Westig, Director of Sales, and Geoffrey Grace, Director-Energy Market, both Kensington and Amphenol agree that a partnership between the two companies is an ideal way to service the Photovoltaic market.

Kensington has been involved with solar panel manufacturers, installers, and inverter companies for over 10 years, a pioneer in what was an emerging market. Since that time, Kensington has earned a reputation for being a "go to" solution for companies who need connector solutions, custom solar cable assemblies, and junction box builds. Customers have come to rely on Kensington's knowledge of both the industry's needs as well as the raw material suppliers who support it.

Amphenol Industrial Operations has been manufacturing connectors for over 75 years. Amphenol Industrial's use of state-of-the-art CNC machining, die-casting, molding, impact and extruding, plating, screw machining and process controls gives its interconnect systems a high degree of engineering sophistication and precision manufacturing that has made Amphenol Industrial the undisputed leader in harsh environment applications and a world leader in cylindrical connectors.

The company revolutionized the connector industry with its patented RADSOK® technology that allows for 50% more current to pass through the same size cavity, while providing increased reliability, ampacity and cycle durability as well as lower insertion force, T-rise and voltage drop.

Amphenol Industrial Operations' Helios™ H4 Connector is the premiere solar connector in the market today. It carries more amps, has a higher IP rating, and is fully intermatable with the industry standard connector. Additionally, the H4 meets the NEC 2008 standard "as is" with no additional components required. This connector series is currently available in three different gauges: 36A(2.5mm2,AWG14), 45A(4.0mm2,AWG12), 52A(6.0mm2,AWG10).

For more information about Amphenol Industrial, visit their website by clicking HERE.

If you would like to download the complete Amphenol Solar catalog, click HERE.

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KEI Fischer Partners

Fischer Connectors News...

March 26, 2010

Fischer Connectors Officially Partners with Kensington Electronics

Stephen Gosk, President and CEO, and Brian Balmes, Director of Sales and Marketing, of Fischer Connectors visited Kensington's facility Friday, March 23, to discuss future plans and announce that Fischer is officially partnering with Kensington Electronics. Kensington is Fischer's first and only U.S. Authorized Distributor.

For more than 50 years, Fischer Connectors has been a leading company in the design and manufacture of high-performance connectors. Known for their reliability and precision, Fischer's products are used in fields requiring faultless quality. Fischer's lightweight, compact, rugged circular connectors can be found in applications such as broadcast, military, medical, instrumentation, and extreme environments.

Considering Kensington's diverse customer base, experience in the electronics industry, focus on product knowledge, and commitment to customer satisfaction; the partnership between Fischer and Kensington is a perfect match. Kensington is excited to be part of the team. Also attending the meeting were: Patrick Rabbitt, President; Terence Rabbitt, Vice President; and Casey Donovan, Director of Sales and Procurement, from Kensington Electronics, Inc., and Rob Ellis, Regional Sales Manager-South Central, of Fischer Connectors.

To view Fischer's catalog, please click HERE.

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Hypertroncis D0 Picture

Smiths Interconnect News...

March 1, 2010


Effective March 1, 2010, Smiths Interconnect is transitioning all D0 (black) products from polycarbonate material to Ultem1010R. Ultem is a higher quality, higher temperature rated material so customers should have no problem using the new products.

For an in-depth description of the change and the reason behind it, please click HERE.

To read about the benefits of switching to Ultem, click HERE.

For frequently asked questions regarding this change, please click HERE.

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KEI and sConneck - A New Partnership

KEI News...

October 2009

Kensington Electronics, Inc. and eConnek - A New Partnership

Kensington is proud to announce our partnership with eConnek. eConnek is dedicated to offering economically priced, alternative electrical connector solutions for any industry and is intermatable with Redel®, Lemo®, and ODU®. With eConnek, you get the quality of the original, but at a more economical price. Kensington can ship most eConnek products within days of your order.

Why wait long leadtimes for higher priced competitors' products when you can get eConnek for a fraction of the price and in a fraction of the time!

LEMO and REDEL are registered trademarks of INTERLEMO HOLDINGS S.A. ODU and Springtac are registered trademarks of Odu-Kontakt elektrotechnische Beratungs-und Vertriebs-GmbH & Co. eConnek℠ has no legal affiliation withLemo®, Redel® or ODU®.

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Lockheed Martin - We never forget whom we're working for℠March 2009 - Kensington Electronics, Inc., has received an 'Outstanding Materials Support' recognition letter from Lockheed Martin, Missiles and Fire Control. Based on two consecutive years of maintaing a rating of 100% Quality and 100% On-Time Delivery, Kensington has helped Lockheed meet their expectations for mission success.
15th Anniversary - JAE Distributor

KEI News...

April 2008

Kensington Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce the new value-added partnership that has been started with Conec. Kensington is now offering custom-length, custom configurations of Conec's Sealed Industrial Ethernet connector line. Conec's product line:

  • Meets EIA/EIA-568B.2 Cat. 5e specification
  • Meets IEC60603-3-7-3 & IEC 61076-3-106 standard
  • IP67 and NEMA 6&6P rated when mated
  • Available in plastic, metallized and die-cast versions
  • Accepts both solid and stranded cable
  • Field installable
  • Polarized key for blind mating
  • Easy and fast bayonet locking mechanism
  • RoHS compliant

With Conec's quality products and Kensington's quick turn-around, you can have connectivity in any harsh environment with ease and reliability.

To download our custom drawing worksheet, click HERE.

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Distributor of the Year Award 2007

KEI News...

March 2008

Kensington Electronics, Inc. Distributor of the Year Award for 2007

Kensington Electronics, Inc. is proud to announce that KEI has been awarded "Distributor of the Year" for the second year running by Conec. The award was presented to Kensington's President, Patrick Rabbitt, Vice President, Terence Rabbitt, and Director of Sales and Procurement, Casey Donovan.

Conec's VP of Sales, Jim Lieb, and Technical Sales, Peter Persico, came to Austin, Texas to present the award in person. Kensington is proud to be partnered with Conec and looks forward to the new and exciting products Conec continues to release to the electronic and communication industries.

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Raw Material Supplier of the Year

KEI News...

March 2007

2006 Raw Material Supplier of the Year

Evergreen Solar, manufacturer of solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost String Ribbon™ wafer technology, announced in March that Kensington Electronics has been awarded the 2006 Raw Material Supplier of the Year. Kensington supports both the US- based Evergreen Solar and Evergreen's sister company, EverQ, in Germany. EverQ is currently building a second facility in Thalheim, Germany, set to go online in May of this year. Evergreen recently announced it would be building a new manufacturing facility in Massachusetts set to go online towards the end of 2008. Kensington has been a proud partner of Evergreen's since 2002 and looks forward to a bright future with both Evergreen and EverQ.

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15th Anniversary - JAE Distributor

KEI News...

February 15, 2007

Distributor of the Year Award for 2006

Kensington Electronics receives Distributor of the Year Award for 2006 from Conec, presented by Jim Lieb, National Distribution Manager. Accepting the award on Kensington's behalf were Casey Donovan, Director of Sales and Procurement, and Patrick Rabbitt, President.

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Concec First Authorized Dealer

KEI News...

Kensington Electronics, Inc. is now Conec's first authorized, franchised, stocking distributor.

As a leading connector manufacturer. CONEC develops, produces and markets connectors worldwide to the electronic and communication industry. Conec is committed to contribute to progress in interconnect technology, and to satisfy and delight customers through innovation, quality manufacturing and superior service.

Conec prides itself with its total quality management system. The customer¬Ļs requirements and specifications are fully adhered to, from the design phase, through to the final approved series product. Close coordination on all levels is carried out with the customer. From the initial design concept to the end product our engineering group works closely with the customer at all times. CONEC project management system allows for timely conclusion. Conec is certified under ISO 9001 and ISO/TS16949.

CONEC prides itself with having one of the most technical advanced in house test laboratories, allowing for accurate testing and measurement of its products. At CONEC, they believe that customer service, combined with quality products at an affordable price, provides customer satisfaction.

For more information, please contact your Kensington representative by calling 800-325-0534 or click HERE to send an email to your sales rep through our Contact Us page.

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