This network access server was designed to be both 19″ rack mount and NEBS rack compatible using interchangeable rack mount flanges. The flanges could be front or mid mounted depending upon the rack mount configuration. Desktop was a third alternative. Network cards, fans and power supplies were N+1 redundant. The system could accept AC or 48v DC.
This customer was a small company with tight budget constraints. Beginning production projections were limited. Therefore, the chassis was fabricated sheet metal. The material used was a precoated material eliminating post plating and reducing further costs. However, they wanted a high-tech looking front panel. We provided industrial design services to style a front panel that could be produced at low tooling cost using pressure formed plastics.