Emerson Network Power Approved by Verizon to Test Network Elements for NEBS GR1089 Compliance

Enables faster time-to-market and lower risk with telecom central office deployments based on ATCA platforms

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Brian Brown, vice president and general manager, marketing and services for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power

Emerson estimates that customers who engage in an early product development service program could reduce their post development qualification cycle time by 25 percent thanks to its in-house capability

Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) January 10, 2013

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that it has been approved to perform its own GR-1089 NEBS qualification testing, via the Verizon NEBS Testing Certification Witnessing Program. As the number one supplier of ATCA systems and blades, Emerson Network Power can now provide a more complete and faster service to its customers, especially smaller telecom equipment manufacturers who may not have the in-house capability to perform these tests themselves. Emerson estimates that customers who engage in an early product development service program could reduce their post development qualification cycle time by 25 percent thanks to its in-house capability.

Network Equipment Building System or NEBS is the most common set of safety, spatial and environmental design guidelines applied to telecommunications equipment in the United States. The GR-1089 standard covers electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety for network telecommunications equipment. ATCA system suppliers typically use an external independent test lab to perform NEBS testing, which adds time and cost to the project. Following a recent successful audit by Verizon, Emerson Network Power - working with National Technical Systems (NTS), a leading Verizon-approved independent test lab - is now able to test and certify systems to the GR-1089 specification in its own global headquarters facility in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

“As one of the pioneers of integrated, application-ready ATCA systems, we are proud to be able to offer this new level of service to our customers and help them gain competitive advantage by trusting Emerson as their partner,” said Brian Brown, vice president and general manager of marketing and services for Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business. “This certification underlines our unrivalled depth and breadth of experience and expertise in telecom platforms. Having demonstrated this competence in NEBS testing, we are continuing to invest in R&D and other initiatives that help our customers get to market faster, with less risk and with a differentiated product.”

More information about ATCA solutions from Emerson Network Power can be found at http://www.Emerson.com/ATCA.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing solutions, including ATCA®, COM Express®, CompactPCI®, embedded computers and motherboards, OpenVPX™, VMEbus™ and RapiDex™ board customization service for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, COM Express and CompactPCI are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Emerson Electric Co.


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