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.
Today, 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 VPCs ability to perform well under strictly regulated guidelines.
This high standard of quality is found in our commercial-off-the-shelf
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
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 VPCs new products, as well as our current products, are designed
to meet the challenges of tomorrow and beyond.