HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 October
2018 - Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a
leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches,
captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning
technology, has expanded its line of industry-recognized
electronics solutions with a new P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set designed for full
size AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Cards) carriers with hot swap function protection
for AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) applications.
new P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set is a complete solution including upper and lower
latches and a switch arm, designed to mount to a faceplate accessible from the
front of a system, allowing hot swap functionality. Hot swappable systems are
crucial in managing the safety of stored data; if one system is down and
running without a backup, the data is at risk until maintenance can restore
systems like Southco's P7 series provide the correct amount of "wipe" by
ensuring that board connectors interface properly with the backplane of the
shelf. When the P7 lever is released, a signal is sent by the integral
micro-switch, which in turn releases that data successfully to a redundant line
card, allowing the faulty card to be serviced or swapped out.
is the leading supplier of front panel hardware with expertise in the
functionality, flexibility, ergonomics and technicalities of PICMG standards
affecting AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), AdvancedMC™ (AMC), and MicroTCA®. As a member of
PICMG, Southco has developed a full range of products including ejector
handles, alignment/keying blocks and captive retention screws in accordance
with their standards.
Global Product Manager Jim Grady
adds, "The P7 Inject/Eject Handle Set is a complete solution providing hot swap
function protection, ensuring communication with application servers to avoid
interruption when carriers holding AMC modules are removed for service."
Southco, Inc. is the leading global
designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and
performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions
are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has
helped the world's most recognized brands create value for their customers with
innovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of their
products in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, data
centers and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative products
and a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premium
access solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.