HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 October2018 - Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., aleading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches,captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioningtechnology, has expanded its line of industry-recognizedelectronics solutions with a new P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set designed for fullsize AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Cards) carriers with hot swap function protectionfor AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) applications.
Southco'snew P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set is a complete solution including upper and lowerlatches and a switch arm, designed to mount to a faceplate accessible from thefront of a system, allowing hot swap functionality. Hot swappable systems arecrucial in managing the safety of stored data; if one system is down andrunning without a backup, the data is at risk until maintenance can restoreredundancy.
Ejectorsystems like Southco's P7 series provide the correct amount of "wipe" byensuring that board connectors interface properly with the backplane of theshelf. When the P7 lever is released, a signal is sent by the integralmicro-switch, which in turn releases that data successfully to a redundant linecard, allowing the faulty card to be serviced or swapped out.
Southcois the leading supplier of front panel hardware with expertise in thefunctionality, flexibility, ergonomics and technicalities of PICMG standardsaffecting AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), AdvancedMC™ (AMC), and MicroTCA®. As a member ofPICMG, Southco has developed a full range of products including ejectorhandles, alignment/keying blocks and captive retention screws in accordancewith their standards.
Global Product Manager Jim Gradyadds, "The P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set is a complete solution providing hot swapfunction protection, ensuring communication with application servers to avoidinterruption when carriers holding AMC modules are removed for service."
Southco, Inc. is the leading globaldesigner and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality andperformance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressionsare lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco hashelped the world's most recognized brands create value for their customers withinnovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of theirproducts in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, datacenters and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative productsand a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premiumaccess solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.