Congressman David Davis (R-TN 01) Visits Protokraft

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Congressman David Davis (R-TN01), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, toured Protokraft's design and production facility to gain firsthand knowledge of the companies' products and capabilities.

Congressman David Davis (R-TN01), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, toured Protokraft's design and production facility to gain firsthand knowledge of the companies' products and capabilities. Protokraft is a market and technology leader in optoelectronic components for harsh environments, offering a series of high performance optical transceivers and media converters for military and commercial aerospace applications. All these components are manufactured in the USA at Protokraft's facility in Kingsport, TN.

During the facility tour, Congressman Davis and his staff viewed Protokraft's unique automated manufacturing and test equipment, producing military and commercial aerospace optoelectronic components. Bob Scharf, President of Protokraft, LLC, provided a brief overview of Protokraft' s history and its strong prospects for growth in the immediate future.

Protokraft designs, develops and manufactures optoelectronic components that provide significant performance and reliability advantages in harsh environments. Protokraft's active optical devices provide the performance, reliability and durability required for a broad range of military and commercial aerospace applications including surveillance, sensing, command and control functions.

"Thanks for making these contributions to our National Defense and Homeland Security" said Congressman Davis at the end of the tour, "I am always grateful to learn of the significant role that small businesses play in keeping our country safe and secure."

"Protokraft provides highly skilled jobs in Congressman's Davis's district. By utilizing our core competency in high speed digital and optoelectronic product design, we've developed components and subsystems that meet vital needs in critical defense and aerospace applications," said Bob Scharf. "Military and commercial aerospace equipment manufacturers can be assured that they are deploying the highest performance and most reliable optoelectronic devices in their systems and networks."

Protokraft supplies military and commercial aerospace products to customers in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Israel and Australia.

Protokraft, LLC
Protokraft designs and manufactures high-speed optoelectronic components and subsystems for military and harsh environment networking equipment. The company provides transceiver subsystems for short-reach (1-meter to 20-kilometer) harsh environment optical-networking connections, including optical network switches, optical enterprise and storage area networks (SAN's), and tactical optical access networks. Protokraft is located in Kingsport, TN.

For additional informatio please contact:
Protokraft, LLC
2005 Venture Park
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: +1.423.578.7200

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