Custom-Designed Network Switches Growing Company's Customer Base

Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI, USA, has a newly established dedicated force of sales engineers and product development engineers to handle the growing segment of their network products company, namely custom-designed copper and fiber optic network backup switches.

Copper and fiber optic network backup switches are a staple of the communication industry and Electro Standards has experience reaching back 35 years. Through the company's interface with customers in the industry, today's network managers indicated growing requirements for custom network switches.

Electro Standards has stepped up to the plate to meet these requirements. As an example, a customer requested a single channel RJ45 CAT5e A/B manual switch to fit into his suitcase, and so the Model 8057 was born. The custom switches that are generally required are much more sophisticated.  Some fiber optic switch requirements have included the implementation of all optic technology (OOO), slim rackmount configurations, secure off-line positions, and remote control with the ability to lockout the front-panel controls. These fiber switches are often multi-position and multi-channel switches.  Some custom copper switch designs have included specific configurations for shipboard use, ruggedized switches for use in nuclear power facilities, and din rail and other modular designs.

To further assist their customers in the development process, the company has added two custom switch design forms to their Website. The first form guides the customer through the frequently asked questions in the design of a copper switch, and the second does the same for a fiber optic network switch. Both of these forms are readily available on the site's Products Page. Also added to the Website product pages is an "Ask a Product Question" button and an e-mail link. The company is making every effort to ease the design process for customers who are interested in custom switches.

Electro Standards' team of engineers is extending their knowledge base with the experience of meeting their customers' requirements for custom-designed network switches and building their business at the same time. For more information, contact Electro Standards Laboratories at 401-943-1164 or via email at

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