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NEUTRIK - Corporate design development opticalCON product family

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Our customer NEUTRIK AG introduced the redesigned DRAGONFLY by BUSSE Design+Engineering within the opticalCON family at NAB in Las Vegas in April 2019. The new DRAGONFLY series incorporates state-of-the-art and patented XB2 lens technology for demanding broadcast and AV applications.

With DRAGONFLY, NEUTRIK offers robust, very low-maintenance hybrid data/power supply for cameras that is superior to comparable signal transmission systems. We are pleased that we could win NEUTRIK AG as a new customer and that you trusted us to support them in this exciting project.

Part of the task for BUSSE Design+Engineering was to develop a design language that could also be transferred to future developments in order to create a strong brand imprint for NEUTRIK AG. For this reason, the first concept sketches already examined the extent to which the respective design features could also be transferred to other plugs and products of NEUTRIK AG, so that a consistent product family of NEUTRIK products could be created.

The striking design language created by BUSSE Design+Engineering is intended to visibly convey the precision of the internal components to the outside world, while still exuding robustness and durability even in the toughest of applications.


Neutrik's opticalCON DRAGONFLY series represents another innovation in fiber optics for broadcast and AV applications. The robust and low-maintenance hybrid SMPTE camera connector for indoor and outdoor applications perfectly covers the future needs of users of fiber optics for 4K and 8K signals.

As the latest addition to the well-known opticalCON fiber product family, the new DRAGONFLY series incorporates state-of-the-art and patented XB2 lens technology for demanding broadcast and AV applications. With DRAGONFLY, Neutrik offers robust, very low-maintenance hybrid data/power supply for cameras that is superior to comparable signal transmission systems.

Using XB2 technology based on fiber optic lensing and fusion splicing, opticalCON DRAGONFLY transmits an extremely robust signal with minimal attenuation loss and is ideal for demanding UHD, 4K and 8K transmissions. The signal surface of the XB2 lens is 322 times larger than physical contact surfaces and is therefore less sensitive to dust and dirt. This results in very low maintenance with low cost. Cleaning is fast and efficient with compressed air and water.

opticalCON DRAGONFLY also easily withstands mechanical stress and vibrations and ensures reliable operation.

DRAGONFLY from Neutrik redefines simplicity and efficiency. Its hybrid design transmits power and data over a single connection. Compatibility with standardized mounting dimensions makes it easy to switch to DRAGONFLY. With its reliable push-pull locking mechanism, IP68 protection rating when mated, proven bend protection design and 10,000 mating cycle life, opticalCON DRAGONFLY is the perfect solution for demanding broadcast and AV applications.


NEUTRIK AG in Liechtenstein is an international company with over 40 years of experience in the manufacture of innovative electrical and electronic interconnect products and systems and is the leading supplier of professional, robust and reliable interconnect solutions for audio, video and data. The audio range includes XLR connectors, jack plugs, jack sockets, speaker plugs, patch panels and fiber optic connection systems.

Neutrik Group

The Neutrik Group consists of subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, India, Japan, Hong Kong and China. A broad network of exclusive representatives in more than 80 countries around the world ensures worldwide sales, local technical support and optimal customer proximity. The Neutrik Group is headquartered in Schaan in the Principality of Liechtenstein, where management, R&D, logistics, production and finance are located.

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Sven Schaarschmidt, Senior Industrial Designer
Sven Schaarschmidt, Senior Industrial Designer

Our expertise is not only proven by 400+ awards, but also by the enthusiasm of our customers.



"How can tasks and challenges be solved successfully? To do this, you need partners who can correctly grasp and present a task in all its complexity. Setting the right priorities in the future-oriented field of tension [...] and being able to implement them "down to earth" is part of the success DNA at BUSSE Design+Engineering, which we greatly appreciate."



"As an experienced design partner, BUSSE offers everything from a single source. Creative design solutions, prototyping through to small series production and UX design for software. The solution approaches and methods through to implementation always lead to a result that perfectly meets the requirements."

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„BUSSE is our design game-changer for snow groomers! Their UI/UX team elevates not only icons and layout but the entire user experience to a new level. Clear operation turns every ride into a pleasure. Reliable from development to series production, BUSSE is by our side. Their interface, based on precise product research, simplifies operation. Flexible, forward-thinking, and reliable – BUSSE is our satisfaction guarantee!"



"BUSSE has been the perfect partner for us to develop new and innovative ideas for over fifteen years. BUSSE offers a very high level of professionalism and a first-class understanding of the brand. The team has completely internalized the high standards of our projects and with exceptional creativity, as well as full dedication, has helped us to set new trends. Many of our bestsellers bear BUSSE hallmarks."


Britax Römer

„Child seats are not only visually complex but also technically demanding. Our longstanding partnership with BUSSE turns development into a creative experience. Design sprints and a versatile selection matrix relieve engineers, minimize time-consuming iterations. We appreciate BUSSE for their timely implementations despite limited resources. The collaboration is not only effective but also truly enjoyable!"



"We were particularly impressed by the enthusiasm and technical creativity of the Busse employees. The atmosphere in the project was characterized by professional looseness and great agility. We turned an idea into a finished product in 4 months!"



„We discovered BUSSE Design+Engineering through online research. Contacting them for a functional model led to a contract for a technical redesign. Due to our concept changes, Redesign II was initiated and realized in a prototype, earning a golden award at the 2019 Ambiente trade fair. BUSSE executed the project with precision, on schedule, and with excellent craftsmanship. We look forward to future collaboration with BUSSE."



„The collaboration with the entire project team was always goal-oriented, constructive and pleasant in terms of communication. Mr. Timm and his project team always kept the functional and safety requirements in mind and understood what is also important to us in product development: can-do mentality, agile mindset as well as flexibility and efficiency in all project situations."



"With BUSSE as a sparring partner, we were able to successfully work out a brand-defining design for our latest products that was appropriate for the target group. BUSSE understood our internal company processes very well and was therefore able to deliver optimal results. Deadlines were always met, you can rely on BUSSE. Anytime again!"



"We were positively surprised by the collaboration with BUSSE in that the focus was not solely on the appearance of our product, but rather on the interplay of economical manufacturing solutions, optimized ergonomics and a functional design. The result now impresses with a coherent, unprecedented design concept."