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Nortech Systems Active Optical Cable Product Honored by Vision Systems Design 2019 Innovators Awards Program

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On April 8, Nortech Systems (Nasdaq: NSYS) was presented with the silver
award for its Intercon 1 by Nortech USB 3.1 Hybrid Active Optical Cable
(AOC) in the Connectivity category at the Fifth Annual Vision Systems
Design Innovators Awards presentation, held during Automate 2019 in
Chicago, IL. The Intercon 1 by Nortech USB 3.1 Hybrid AOC assembly was
recognized by a panel of industry experts from system integrator and
end-user companies.

“We are pleased and honored to win this award in the Vision Systems
Design Innovators Awards Connectivity category,” states Ron Folkeringa,
product manager for the Nortech Systems engineered product line,
Intercon 1 by Nortech. “The Intercon 1 by Nortech USB 3.1 Hybrid AOC is
a robotic-grade active optical cable assembly with inclusion of power in
lengths up to 20 meters. This new cable assembly product allows us to
build on our long tradition of offering the most advanced interconnect
and visioning equipment to the rapidly advancing connectivity sectors in
our main markets: medical device; aerospace and defense; and industrial.”

“This award proves that our efforts in the connectivity sector are
paving the way for faster and more accurate performance in the active
optical cable assembly arena,” adds Jeremy Ling, senior director of
marketing for Nortech Systems. “Since 1978, Nortech Systems’ Intercon 1
product line has led the camera cable market, providing sophisticated
engineering, specialized tools and methodologies to support
groundbreaking technology.”

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Vision Systems Design (
says, “This prestigious program allows Vision Systems Design to
celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the
vision and image processing industry. Our 2019 Honorees are an
outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

Impact on Designers, Systems
Integrators, End Users
Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t
been addressed
Leveraging a novel technology

The 2019 Visions Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees are featured
in the June Issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on
Companies were recognized in the following categories:

Cameras – visible
Cameras – 3D
Cameras – non-visible
– Specialty (High-speed, scientific)
Connectivity: Cables,
connectors, extenders, interfaces, etc.
Embedded vision: Cameras,
computers, boards, processors, development kit, components
grabbers and boards
Image sensors
Lighting, lenses, and optics

About Vision Systems Design

Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for
engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides
comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies,
applications and markets. Vision Systems Design’s magazine, website (,
email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest
technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine
vision and image processing industry.

About The Vision Systems Design 2019 Innovators Awards program

The Vision Systems Design 2019 Innovators Awards program reviewed and
recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and
image processing industry. Honorees were announced at Automate 2019 held
in Chicago, IL, USA. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking
included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems
integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t
been addressed; leveraging a novel technology; and increasing

About Nortech Systems

Nortech Systems is an electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider
of end-to-end, highly complex product lifecycle management solutions.
Nortech specializes in complex interconnect solutions, engineering
design services, printed circuit board assemblies, higher-level
assemblies, box builds and more. The Nortech Systems Intercon 1 by
Nortech product line specializes in machine vision technology and is the
premier producer of camera cable and assemblies in the United States.