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Company Background

Staff

Universal Switching Corporation currently employs a growing core staff. To augment our full time staff, we also frequently use professional consultants and contract employees to assure that quality is maintained and schedules are kept even during peak periods. The employees are all highly skilled professionals that take pride in producing quality products, and as such, enjoy very competitive compensation packages and benefits. To directly support our clients, our engineering sales representative firms cover much of the United States, and many countries across the world market. These offices provide local engineering, pricing and delivery support.

 

Products (Executive Summary)

The products manufactured are employed for switching various types of electrical signals from a number of sources to one or multiple destinations. This is accomplished by means of remote computer control (software programmable) or intelligent front panel controls, or a combination of both. Remote control panels are available for larger group controlled installations. Software drivers are compatible with most operating systems to ease installation tasks. We also offer a complete GUI software package as well.

Some product application examples:

  • A communications facility has multiple antennas and need to route them to a large number of radio operators. Each antenna connects to our unit which under computer control from the operators routes the signal from any antenna to one or multiple receivers (operators). Our unit provides the switching resources required between the antennas and the radio receivers, and does so with minimal interference and without human intervention errors. The switching serves the purpose of both interconnection and signal distribution simultaneously. The same type scenario applies to Radar observation facilities, except the type of signal routed differs in amplitude and frequency.
     
  • For a flight simulator application, the user may want to merge and switch various video images to the simulator. The switching is done using our product under computer control by the user.
     
  • An electronics manufacturer builds thousands of devices, all of which must under go final testing before delivery to the customer. The most cost efficient way to do this is to automate the testing so that all units are tested in the same way, and in a timely manner. This requires the use of automated test equipment to provide stimulus signals, acquire measurements, and analyze the results for pass/fail determination. The key to this process is being able to connect the stimulus signals to various points on the device under test, while also connecting the measuring equipment to the appropriate test point on the device under test (DUT). Our product becomes the hub in such a system, providing routing of both the stimuli and the output vectors.

The applications for our products are limitless. We foresee a potentially vast market for switching systems in the rapidly expanding data communications sector as well as in ATE, cellular telephony, video imaging and communications. All our switching products are designed utilizing state-of-the-art CAD/CAM systems and software development tools, as well as top-rated measurement equipment for R&D prototyping and production test. The latest in component technology, automation and engineering approaches are used throughout our designs. The majority of our PCB manufacturing is automated with "pick-and-place" automated assembly techniques to speed product through while at the same time increasing our build quality. Our systems are completely non-destructive, meaning that in case of a malfunction, no damage can be caused to other equipment or to operating personnel.

 

 

Facility

Universal Switching Corporation owns a modern two story 18,000 square foot concrete and glass building built in 2006. The facility is located in Burbank, California, adjacent to the Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport). The facilities are separated into manufacturing, engineering, R&D test lab, secure inventory area, burn-in, shipping, conference, engineering, employee lounge area, general offices and reception areas. The building has a 24-hour monitored security system and recorded time-stamped video surveillance of all entrances and exits. All visitors must sign in at the reception office and receive a visitor's pass prior to entering for security and personnel control reasons.


The Burbank facility.

 

Capacity

The Company maintains a cost accounting and manufacturing system (MAS200) which is networked using Windows XP Servers. The system includes Order Entry, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchase Order Entry, Payroll, General Ledger, Inventory Control, and Manufacturing and MRP. The company subscribes to instant user support should assistance be required. Data integrity and uninterrupted operation is assured by means of having all file servers with high speed RAID disk configurations and backed up both within the facilities and remotely (off-site) using the latest in cloud type services. Access is granted to field sales personnel enabling them to have access to instant sales and engineering data during customer support sessions.

 

 

Equipment

Universal Switching Corporation owns all equipment located in the facility. The latest in test equipment, design and automation is utilized. All systems undergo automated test sequences for consistent results and production monitoring. The facilities are certified ISO 9000:2008 with a major management commitment to the Company's QMS. Our manufacturing techniques provide for stringent and monitored water cleaning of all PCB's to ensure consistent and effective cleaning meeting both MIL standards and tough California environmental laws.

 

 

Quality

A QMS program has been implemented and has been certified the new ISO 9000:2008 in August of 2009. The latest in anti-static manufacturing and product handling equipment has been implemented throughout the production facility. Both workstation and personnel ground monitoring equipment at each workstation provides constant supervision of anti-static measures. All test equipment is calibrated per a monitored calibration schedule traceable to the National Bureau of Standards in Washington DC.

 

 

Clients

Universal Switching Corporation and it's employees are proud knowing that our superior products have been utilized by some very well known agencies and companies. Below is a sample from our body of customers, clients and users of our type of equipment in alphabetical order.

  • ADC
  • AlcaTel
  • Allied Signal Aerospace
  • Allied Signal Technical Services
  • American Airlines
  • Andrews AFB
  • AP Labs
  • AT & T Bell Laboratories
  • AT & T Wireless
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Bell Northern Research
  • Bell South
  • British Aerospace
  • British Airlines
  • British Telcom Systems
  • Boeing Commercial Airline Group
  • Boeing Defense & Space Group
  • CAE Electronics, LTD.
  • Cambrain Labs
  • Computer Science Corporation
  • CNN
  • Delco Electronics
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Defence, Austrailia
  • DiviCom
  • EG & G Special Products Division
  • E-Systems (Raytheon)
  • Fort Meade
  • French Telcom
  • GTE Government Systems
  • Harris Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hill AFB
  • Honeywell
  • Hughes Information Technology Corporation
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • ITT Federal Systems
  • Lockheed Martin WDL
  • Lockheed Martin Missile & Space
  • Lockheed Sanders
  • Logicon
  • Loral
  • Marconi Astrotronics
  • Martin Marietta
  • McClellean AFB
  • McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing)
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratories
  • Motorola
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • NASA
  • NCCOSC
  • NISE East Detachment
  • New Bridge Network Systems
  • Nortel Communications
  • Nokia
  • Pacific Fiberoptics
  • Phillips Semi-Conductor
  • Raytheon
  • Raytheon Systems Company
  • Rockwell International
  • SAIC
  • Scientific Atlanta
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Scientific Research
  • Siemens Business Communications
  • Sony Transcom
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Thomson SGS
  • Texas Instruments
  • TRW
  • TRW Space & Defense Division
  • United Airlines
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Coast Guard
  • United States Navy
  • Zeta Associates

 

   
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Updated:  February 18, 2014