What is NEBS and why is it important?
Long a requirement for gear used in the Central Office in the North American Public Switched Network? The rigorous Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) criteria have become a universal measure of network product excellence.
Reliability of the telephone system is considered a national security issue, is demanded by consumers, and makes good business sense. Therefore, NEBS testing is taken very seriously by both the RBOCs and other service providers.
Deploying NEBS certified network gear is a key advantage for access providers including ILECs, CLECs, CAPs, ISPs, ASPs, and, of course, RBOCs. Products that are NEBS certified are also expected to be top performers in enterprise network environments as well. They undergo various NEBS tests.
To ensure a uniform level of equipment quality and performance throughout the network, network site monitoring units will have to undergo different levels of the following NEBS certification tests upon request:
Compliant vs. Certified
These terms are often casually used by gear vendors as though they were synonymous. This is not the case. Most NEBS testing laboratories publish their testing procedures for an additional cost. Products that claim to be "compliant" are merely reproducing the rigorous testing procedures in-house (and very rarely perform them all).
While that makes for a better product than one that hasn't been tested in-house, it is still a long way from sending gear to a nationally recognized testing facility. In addition, you'll paying them tens of thousands of dollars to make absolutely certain that a piece of gear meets the demanding standards NEBS certification requires.
Currently, DPS products are not NEBS certified. What's the reason for this? Having a unit NEBS certified comes at a cost. DPS would have to ship their units to the NEBS lab and incur a shipping cost. Then, DPS would also have to pay NEBS for their services to perform the various tests. When the unit is officially NEBS certified, DPS would then have to adjust its price. As a result, you would have to pay more.
Our products will only be NEBS certified per your request. Please note that there will be an additional cost associated with the NEBS certified unit. To save you time and money, DPS can by bypass NEBS certification and self certify NEBS compliance for all of DPS products at no additional cost to you.
How can DPS self certify NEBS compliance? It's simple. DPS has the means and capabilities to comply with NEBS certification. This includes using and/or conducting the anechoic chamber, torture test, drop test, and vibration simulation test. These tests can determine EMI levels, equipment reliability and quality, and long-term stress. Because DPS performs in-house testing for all of their manufactured units, your units will meet or exceed your expectations upon arrival.
If having NEBS certification is a deal breaker, you should also know that DPS equipment are a proven, rugged design. Internally, every unit is manufactured with rugged parts for reliability. Externally, they're powder-coated to withstand rusting.
Please remember, although DPS products aren't NEBS certified, unless requested, know that DPS can conduct their own testing. This is equivalent to building products up to par with (or even exceeding) original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards without having to label it as one.
Again, if you insist on having a DPS unit NEBS certified, please know that there will be an additional cost associated with that particular unit.
The most successful telecommunication providers choose only NEBS certified gear. Shouldn't you?
Although a majority of DPS equipment aren't NEBS certified, you should be aware that DPS has the means to conduct their own self certifying compliance test (EMI chamber, torture testing, etc.).
Email DPS Telecom' s Sales Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-693-0351 to speak with a Sales Engineer today! Experience how our knowledgeable Sales Engineers can determine if your units need NEBS certification!