Optima's Shielded Cabinets Meet MIL-STD-461D for EMC


Lawrenceville, GA Feb. 8, 2011 - Optima EPS, an Elma Company, a leading designer and manufacturer of cabinet enclosures, offers shielded cabinets that have been fully tested to MIL-STD-461D specifications for EMC.

Based on Optima's M-series, the shielded cabinets feature a rugged steel or aluminum frame. EMC features include shielded door handles, wrap-foam gasketing around the door with conductive adhesives, EMI filters, copper gasket fingers, and steel-mesh gasket strips. All of Optima's M-series cabinets also feature reinforced corner members, cross-bracing, and stiffeners to handle rugged applications. The M-series has also passed MIL-STD-901D and MIL-STD-810F for shock and vibration.

Optima can also provide creative EMC solutions for advanced shielding requirements. Incorporating tin-plating or other conductive metal surfaces with superior electrical continuity properties can help reduce offending radiated emissions. Using cost-effective materials, a minimum electric field attenuation of 60 DB of shielding effectiveness from 100 KHZ to 1 GHZ decreasing to a minimum of 46 DB at 10 GHZ can be achieved.

A wide range of accessories, colors, and custom options are available for Optima's cabinets. The company also offers transit rack cases, command consoles, and desks for rugged applications.

Lead-time is 4-6 weeks ARO.

About Optima, An Elma Company

Optima EPS has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing quality electronic enclosures, enclosure systems, server racks, cabinets, security consoles, vertical racks, and telecom enclosures since its founding by Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. in 1962. In 1986, Optima joined Gichner Systems Group (Dallastown, PA), one of the world's leading manufacturers of transportable military shelter systems. As of April 1, 2004 Optima was acquired by Elma Electronic Inc. Today, Optima serves leading electronic and communications OEMs throughout North America from its headquarters near Atlanta, Georgia. The highly-engineered products, whether custom, modified-standard or standard designs are manufactured to meet customer specifications. They are also distinguished by an extruded aluminum construction offering a high strength-to-weight ratio and a contemporary appearance. www.optimaeps.com

Company Contact:

Justin Moll

Optima EPS,

An Elma Company

Ph: 770-496-4000

Fax: 770-496-4041

Cell: 916-524-8242

Email: justin.moll@elma.com

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