TE Connectivity expands its industrial USB 2.0 connector family to include latching and circular sealed versions. The latching version adds retention force the connection and features a latching plug and receptacle with standard IP 20 protection. It adds 40 Newtons of locking strength with an integrated, positive latching mechanism and specs a lifespan of 1,500 mating and un-mating cycles. An audible and tactile feedback confirms that the connector is fully engaged. Other features include support for data rates up to 480 Mb/s. The circular sealed USB connector family includes a through-panel receptacle, which can be used as a mass-storage upload port or as an inspection access. When the port is not in use, a cap seals the connector face from the environment. Versions are available both in standard Type A and Type B configurations and the circular sealed USB connectors employ gold-over-nickel-plated brass contacts. TE CONNECTIVITY, Harrisburg, PA. (877) 623-4766.