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Virginia Panel Corporation

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Virginia Panel Plant Circa 1959

VPC founded in 1959
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Virginia Panel Corporation was founded in 1959 as a licensee of International Business Machines (IBM) to manufacture and distribute programmable patch panels for computers. The patch panel established our Interface 
Connector product line, used in Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), and as the computer industry evolved, so did Virginia Panel Corporation.



90 Series VXI Interface SystemToday, Virginia Panel Corporation designs, manufactures and markets Interface Connector products for both commercial and military applications. Among its credits, VPC has developed the standard interface system for the United States Air Force Modular Automated Test Equipment Program (MATE). In 1987, General Electric selected VPC to design and develop the United States Navy standard electrical interface for the CASS Program. As a member of the ARINC 608A committee, VPC was instrumental in developing the standard for the Interface Connector Assembly (ICA) used in commercial air transport testing. Additionally, as the VXI standard developed, VPC was the first to offer the most comprehensive connector interface available for VXI.

Successful affiliations with major government defense contractors attest to VPC’s ability to perform well under strictly regulated guidelines. This high standard of quality is found in our commercial-off-the-shelf interface systems.

The First Integrated Interface - 2100 Series GeminiConnector Technology is facing new and ever-growing challenges. With the advent of smaller packaging, higher contact densities and high speed signals, connector companies are faced with new requirements every day. To meet these requirements, Virginia Panel Corporation is equipped with the latest technology for manufacturing interface systems. Our personnel are highly trained and motivated with one goal in mind – to provide the customer with the most advanced , high quality connector interface available in the market.

VPC’s challenge for testing in the future will be a continued downsizing of hardware while maintaining connector flexibility and signal integrity, thus providing the quickest and easiest method of mass-terminating to electronic devices. All of VPC’s new products, as well as our current products, are designed to meet the challenges of tomorrow and beyond.