April 16th, 2007:
In undisclosed negotiations, Universal Switching Corporation (USC) announced
today that it has acquired all product lines and assets of switch module and
system manufacturer, Matrix Systems Corporation (MSC) located in Calabasas
CA. Founded in 1969 by
Jack Singleton, MSC pioneered many advances in the manufacture of
high-quality, standard and modified standard modular
switching products. Many of the standard products began as a special build
to meet specific customer needs. USC will support the current product line from their new
facilities in Burbank CA.
VP of Marketing at USC, Norton
Alderson, indicated that "the acquisition of the MSC product
line broadens the
global client base for USC as well as adding strength the MSC
line of products". Alderson outlines that "USC is planning to
continue a good portion of the MSC line though some products will be
discontinued, or available only to reorder clients". The continuing portion of the MSC product line
eventually be integrated into the USC offering.
The original MSC core product, the 7000
Series, and its newer counterpart, the 70000 Series offer
configurations that are unique and competitive in both the switching
and relay industries
with much of the product designed around high reliability reed-switch technology.
The 70000 Series were designed to install into the standard control
chassis, Model 11600.
USC will support "in-warranty" products
shipped by MSC since April 16th, 2006, and will continue to support most "out-of-warranty" issues on an individual basis. For assistance with
pre-sales support or reorders of MSC products, clients should contact
email@example.com. For post sales support with any
existing MSC products, clients should contact the USC support department
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
respond to change, others instigate it. Universal Switching Corporation
has never been happy standing still. Time and time again, we have sought
to push back the boundaries of automated switching technology.