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Reach Technology Manufacturing Moving to Center of Excellence

Reach Technology, part of Novanta — a leading technology partner to medical and advanced industrial OEMs — will be making changes to our operations to take advantage of one of Novanta’s production centers of excellence.

In December 2019, manufacturing of products will transfer from San Jose, CA to a Novanta facility in Mukilteo, WA, just north of Seattle. The ISO 9001:2015 certified facility has a strong track record and competence in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. Our R&D team will continue in Lake Oswego, OR.

Throughout the transfer period, we will provide products to meet your specifications and delivery requirements. We can provide any documentation you may require, and accommodate your request should you need to audit the new production site.

Expect communication on specific timing and details of the transfer in the coming months. Please feel free to contact our sales team with any questions.

Reach Technology PoE5 100W Functional Tester Supports IEEE 802.3bt Standard

New PoE testing equipment gives manufacturers of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) cost-effective, high-throughput tools for the production test of PoE power functionality.

Reach Technology (reachtech.com), a company that makes PoE Test Equipment (poetester.com) specially designed for manufacturers of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), today announced the release of the PoE5. Reach Technology designed its latest unit to support the new IEEE 802.3bt Power-over-Ethernet standard to test Ethernet switches, Power over HDBaseT (PoH), and LED lighting controllers.

The PoE5 allows PSE manufacturers to do a quick, thorough final test before shipping. The PoE5 tests all ports at full power with no duty cycle limitations and does a datapath loopback at the full 10G rate for complete power and data integrity testing.

“The new power standard cements PoE as the power distribution technology of choice for under 100W intelligent devices. Power has long been more reliable than data, and if PoE is to grow as expected, reliability is key. Even one out-of-box power port failure can compromise a vendor’s reliability reputation,” said Michael Tobin, Reach Technology, Product Line Manager.

The PoE5 is a 1U high enclosure with 24 UUT ports.

The PoE5 (Part Number: 53-0005-11) provides the most test coverage, in the shortest time, for the least cost per-port and features:

  • Compliant to IEEE 802.3bt four power pair standard.
  • Up to 100W total per-port adjustable load, 50W per power pair, fully programmable.
  • Support for both single and dual signature implementations.
  • Cost-optimized for volume production functional testing.
  • Datapath rated to 10GbaseT for both current and future test needs.
  • Supports Autoclass option for LED lighting applications.
  • 24 UUT (Unit Under Test) ports in a 1U high enclosure for high-density testing.
  • Dynamic load with per-power-pair user-defined current or constant power test levels.
  • Measures individual port voltages for compliance to standard.
  • Supports Type 3 and Type 4 Power Sourcing Equipment and additional classes (Class 5 to Class 8).

To learn more visit the PoE5 Product Page, download the PoE5 Manual, and see more product views. For pricing and availability, contact sales by calling (503) 675-6464 x2.

 

Reach Technology Launches New PoETester.com Website

Reach Technology PoE Testing Equipment gives Manufacturers of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) cost-effective, high-throughput tools for the production test of PoE power functionality.

Reach Technology (reachtech.com) today launched PoETester.com featuring Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Test Equipment for Electronic Equipment Manufacturers. Reach Technology has been designing and manufacturing production oriented test equipment for PoE applications since 2005. Later this year, Reach Technology will introduce the PoE5, the fourth generation product to be built and delivered by their in-house engineering and production teams.

According to a research report by MarketsandMarkets, the PoE market is expected to grow and reach more than $1 billion by 2022. The PoE market will expand with the new IEEE 802.3bt PoE standard, giving way to higher-power solutions. To accommodate this new standard, Reach Technology is designing its latest test unit to test Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) including Ethernet switches, Power over HDBaseT (POH), and LED lighting controllers.

Test engineers want to provide the most test coverage, in the shortest time, for the least cost. Instead of using a collection of off-the-shelf general purpose test equipment, they can use Reach Technology cost-effective, high-throughput PoE Test Equipment designed for this purpose. Reach Technology offers three PoE test models. All units come with 24 emulated PD ports, have a 1U rack mount chassis, use a universal power supply (90-240VAC), and offer a serial port control. Learn more at PoETester.com.

About Reach Technology, a Novanta Company
Reach Technology, a Novanta company, makes cost-effective, high-throughput PoE Test Equipment specially designed for manufacturers of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE). Instead of using a collection of off-the-shelf general purpose test equipment for the production test of PoE power functionality, test engineers can use Reach PoE Tester modules designed for this purpose.  Serving customers since 1988. Learn more at reachtech.com.