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A/B Network Switch Design Guide Available from Electro Standards

August 2, 2011

For Immediate Release


A/B Copper Network Switches - A Basic Design Guide



Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI, has just published its white paper entitled “A/B Network Switches – A Basic Design Guide.” This paper is targeted to all of the IT Managers who are faced with the challenges of determining what they need in an A/B copper network backup switch.


Backup switches allow the users the capability of sharing devices or networks connected to the COMMON port/s among devices or networks connected to the (A, B, C, etc.) lettered or (1, 2, 3, etc.) numbered ports. The number of switch positions required will be related to how many devices or networks to which the user wants to send the data. The paper evaluates the elements required to design an A/B backup switch including: switch form, interfaces, environment, ruggedness, speed, controls, security, channels, and power loss.


Electro Standards’ expertise was developed over a 30-year span by the experience of designing state-of-the-art network products.  The company’s forte is the design and manufacture of custom switches. With diverse data networks, managers have a huge task trying to backup data, secure the network, deal with fiber to copper conversion and so much more. The white paper outlines a thought process with examples that can assist any network manager with the development of the exact switch to meet his or her requirements.


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Jeannette Gouin

Marketing Manager

Electro Standards Laboratories

36 Western Industrial Drive

Cranston, RI 02921