Can you believe it’s been over a month since Electronica Munich 2016 closed its doors? The team here at GCT had a fantastic show and we hope you did too.
A big Thanks to all those who visited us in Germany. Those who managed to come by our stand will have had the opportunity to leave a business card in a free prize draw. There was a chance to win some fantastic prizes, all of which utilise GCT parts including Board to Board Connectors, Micro USB and FFC connectors.
I’m pleased to announce the Electronica 2016 prize draw winners of the competition, all have been notified and sent the following prizes:
Werner Bröring, Tyco Fire Protection Products – Neato Botvac
Carlo Scoccia, Seitron – LifeBEAM Smart Helmet
Paolo Vernelli, ABB Building Products – Bose SoundLink Mini II
Thank you to all those who participated, we had an overwhelming number of entries into the competition. We hope the Electronica 2016 prize draw winners enjoy their respective products, better luck to those who did not win this time around.
If there are any requirements on any of our connector products or services, please do get in touch to see how GCT can meet your requirements.
It’s often the simple ideas that work best. Take the Consol Solar Jar, a clever little product which combines the simplicity of a jar with solar powered LED capabilities though its integrated solar cell lid.
Suntoy, based in South Africa manufactures the Solar Jar which has proved very popular and this trend has no signs of stopping. The original concept was to provide a green and renewable light source for people in areas without electricity. After becoming a cult item in South Africa, the rest of the world wants in and the product is now used for decorative and functional purposes too.
Now let’s be honest, the sun’s rays aren’t always guaranteed to be strong enough depending on the weather conditions and where you are in the world, so an optional power input source to counteract these situations would be prudent. This presented GCT an opportunity to include one of its industry leading micro USB connectors for additional charging capabilities.
Due to the design within the lids electronics, space on the PCB was limited. GCT’s USB3140 was the ideal choice – a Micro USB vertical connector with its space saving footprint – it also made charging more accesible versus other micro USB Styles.
More recently, the success of the product has culminated in two week long Illumination Event at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park in Warwickshire, UK. I attended one of the sessions and it was great to see the solar jars in action. GCT is proud to be part of something which is not only making a difference to people’s lives, but also something for individuals to express themselves creatively.
You can find out more about GCT’s exciting USB connector range here, including the recently launched USB3160, a new ultra-low profile vertical Micro USB.
GCT are exhibiting at the Del Mar Electronics & Design show in San Diego, California on 4th and 5th May 2016.
Come and meet our connector and cable assembly experts and learn more about how GCT products are the design choice for many leading brands, spanning a wide variety of products and markets
We look forward to seeing you at booth 570 in the Exhibit Hall.
To register for free go to – http://www.mfgshow.com/electroshows/delreg.cfm
To learn more about GCT go to GCT’s website.