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Transduction (1975) is an engineering company to advance and reinforce the art and sciences related to the theory, design, manufacture and use of the computers and monitors for the benefit of our industrial clients.

Most rack and panel mount computers supplied by Transduction are based on telecom grade single board computer design with a passive backplane for a larger number of ISA, PCI and PCIe slots. These are for clients who are concerned with high reliability, longevity of product supply, and hardware and BIOS revision control. Alternatively, we can provide computers with "classic" industrial motherboards. Our industrial monitors include only the highest quality components.

Most of our clients ask how often a computer is going to fail, not how cheap it is! While our prices are competitive we do not compromise on quality to avoid costly repairs. All Transduction products have at least 3 or 5 year warranty, but they are designed to work for at least 10 to 15 years. We still maintain some computer systems supplied 25 years ago. We offer only products with longevity of many years .Factories, power utilities and paid highways are designed to last 30 to 40 years. For example for the last 30 years Transduction computers help large oil tanker ships to navigate Suez Canal via networks of radio controlled beacons with precision of few inches. We have our computers and monitors working 24/7 for decades in control rooms of major nuclear power plants. And on many windmills that generate electric power and power utility substations and many municipal water treatment plants.

Unlike driven by consumer demand computer companies, Transduction maintains inventories of older Intel processor and chipsets so our clients can replace computers that match their original design. For example we have long term commitment to supply computers with ISA bus. For this reason we can offer large organizations long term supply to avoid costly changes of hardware and software.

We have developed "high power" PC rack mount computers with 16 PCI slots and 1000W and 1500W power supplies. Our "high power" computers are in use on Trident class nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, reconnaissance aircraft, in nuclear power plants and specialized control applications around the world. All Transduction products work 24/7 for decades not for years.

We offer rapid prototype development services and we manufacture our products in Canada and Taiwan. Our contract manufacturing facilities in Taiwan gives us the opportunity to quote the most competitive volume pricing in the world.

OEM contract enquiries are welcome for custom computers, systems and electronics/computer related metal chassis design and production. With chassis design we have been challenged by the most demanding clients in the world and we have gained their respect and approval. We can make prototypes faster than our clients can write their Requests for Proposals.

Our resources include an experienced team of design engineers, precision CAD-CAM metal shop, test equipment and an environmental heat chamber for burn-in and thermal stress tests. We have developed many custom products for our clients to North American standards including all work related to regulatory approvals such as UL, CSA, TUV, CE and FCC.

We have stringent ISO 9000:2008 quality control program certified by our registrar InterConformity that has JAS-ANS accreditation . For the benefit of our clients we maintain log of each failure of any component during production or in the field to spot any trends over time to alert our clients if needed and to solve potential problems before they occur. Annual failure rate based on the actual service records is less than 0.1%. Our QA manual that describes our procedures is available on request.

All test equipment has been certified to National Standards. Transduction maintains a computer controlled environmental chamber for temperature, humidity and acoustical testing of our products. Vibration and shock test services are contracted from an approved laboratory.

We have an installed base of over 90,000 computers that operate 24 hours a day in highly critical applications. All production and service records of each computer or system we have ever produced are maintained to assure maximum reliability and support.

When you need a reliable rack or panel mount computer, custom computer or a panel display, call us toll free at 1-800-268-0427 between 9AM and 5PM EST, or email us

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Our Resources

  • Intelligent, friendly and honest office staff to understand and discuss your requirements and to meet your needs.
  • Experienced team of computer, electronic and mechanical designers. All products are designed "not to fail". We are not "box floggers" - can answer any questions related to our products.
  • Modern CAD-CAM metal shop specializing in computer chassis and telecom parts.
  • Own in house design capability and own assembly production line.
  • Own CAD-CAM chassis manufacturing facilities to meet regulatory approvals & custom design.
  • EMI/RFI, seismic and thermal test facilities.
  • Experience with PC-based COTS and industrial automation.
  • Large inventory for "Just In Time" delivery response.
  • Long term support of all products for decades not years.
  • Quick service response when needed.
  • Experienced and responsive staff.
  • 20,000 square feet of working and warehouse space.
  • Environmental test chamber and CE, FCC and ESA related test equipment. Access to Seismic test lab.
  • ISO 9000:2008 QA program certified.
  • RoHS & WEEE compliance program.

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