R&D Consulting

We have experience with the successful development and introduction of many telecommunications and networking products, from cabling systems and LAN’s to PBX’s and Optical Switches. We can provide both systems engineering and product/prototype design services.

Systems Engineering

We provide systems engineering services for a wide variety of strategic and tactical issues relating to the architecture and development of telecommunications products, systems, and applications. Specific areas of concentration include the design and implementation of structured cabling systems, LANs, and residential networks.
Strategic issues involve the overall product strategy and value proposition. We can assist with:

  • Commercializing technology
  • Designing end-to-end system solutions
  • Applying new technology to create strong value propositions
  • Aligning technological solutions with business strategy
  • Product line enhancement and evolution
  • Creating and protecting essential intellectual property
  • Technical evaluation of investment/acquisition candidates.

Tactical issues relate to the realization of specific products, networks, or services. We have experience in the following areas:

  • System and product architecture
  • Standards compliance and implications
    • Member of TIA TR-42 (Telecommunications Cabling Systems) since 1988
    • Chair of IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    • Member of IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
  • Technology evaluation and tradeoffs
  • Make vs. buy decisions
  • Develop vs. outsource decisions
  • Vendor evaluation and selection
  • Design reviews
  • Competitive analysis

Engineering Design Services

We provide complete prototype design, fabrication, and testing services in a variety of areas including LAN interfaces, repeaters, power supplies, and microcontroller-based circuits.

We also provide design services for copper cables (UTP, FTP, and STP.)

Production design services are also available, including the updating of existing products.
We have extensive experience with troubleshooting and debugging problems in all phases of the product cycle including design, production, and field issues.

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