Electro Standards Adds Custom-Designed Network Switches to Its Core Capabilities
December 5, 2011
For Immediate Release
Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI,
offers hundreds of standard copper and fiber optic network switches on its
e-Commerce Website. Despite the number of standard switches offered, the
company found that potential customers were calling the company looking for
something that was not offered by the company or easily found in the general
The company made the business commitment to allocate the sales
and engineering resources required to fill the design and manufacturing
requirements for these particular customers. The company’s challenge was to
accomplish this design/build at a cost that was within the customer’s budget
and also profitable to the company. The company found that through its years of
experience designing and manufacturing its wide array of switches it had
acquired the requisite knowledge base and the lean manufacturing techniques to
satisfy both the customer’s budgetary needs and still benefit the company.
Custom network switches can include any type of control
methodology: automatic fallback, IP addressable, code-operated, contact
closure, trigger characters and automatic sensing. Switches with multiple
channels and positions are offered as required. Secure switching requirements
are designed to spec, sometimes employing password protections and external or
internal secure-offline positions. Switches can be built in desktop, rackmount
and modular configurations. Switches have been designed to work in extreme
temperature ranges. One customer required a switch ruggedized for the
vibrations of a nuclear power plant; another for the vibrations encountered in mobile
Custom fiber optic switches have been designed to suit
numerous customers’ unique requirements. As an example, a customer required a
16-channel ST simplex Fiber Optic A/B/Offline switch. The switch needed to fit
into a standard 19” rack and be manually operated via a front-panel pushbutton.
All 16 channels needed to be switched simultaneously and the switch technology
needed to support Gigabit data rates. The switch had to provide optical data
throughput scalability and be bit-rate and data transparent. If the power were
lost, the unit needed to go off-line and not pass data; with the power restored,
the unit needed to be in its last position. The company designed and delivered
the Model 6259 16-Channel ST Simplex Fiber Optic A/B/Offline switch to meet
this customer’s specific requirement.
Electro Standards Laboratories is finding success in filling
the niche market for custom network switches. The company maintains a staff of
knowledgeable sales engineers, design engineers and staff to support this
custom network switch business enterprise. For more information on the design
capabilities of this company, visit www.electrostandards.com.
Custom copper and fiber optic network switch design forms are available on the
Products page of the company’s Website, http://www.electrostandards.com/Products/.
The company has also published white papers to assist any network manager through
the design thought process. These papers are available in the company’s Website
download section, http://www.electrostandards.com/Downloads/.
The easiest way to work through the design process is to contact a sales
engineer at Electro Standards Laboratories: 401-943-1164.