For over 25 years, Interface Masters Technologies has provided off-the-shelf innovative networking solutions with customization services to OEMs, Fortune 100 and startup companies. Our headquarters is located in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley where we design and manufacture all our products.
Leading networking Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) actively seek out Interface Masters over Far Eastern manufacturers consistently citing our shorter lead times, higher quality, consistency, lower risks and lower shipping costs as factors in their decision to work with us. We are proud to provide our OEMs with the products and services they expect and receive. This is why we are OEM-centric and why we proudly design and manufacture our solutions in the USA.
Shorter Lead Times
Innovative OEMs focused on capturing the competitive edge understand how and why speed to market is critical. Speed drives process modifications and improvements for better designs on products and overall production. Having design and manufacturing engineering closer to networking OEM customers in the Silicon Valley technology hub shortens lead times and facilitates a more collaborative working relationship with Interface Masters Technologies.
Offshore design and manufacturing, on the other hand, presents unique challenges that strain this new imperative and typically lacks skilled labor and the reliable supply chain required for agile technology- intensive networking solutions. Another important factor is the lack of the certified manufacturing processes needed to maintain necessary production levels.
Higher Quality and Consistency
With a proven track record as a supplier to leading tier-1 and startup networking OEMs, Interface Masters Technologies is committed to internationally quality standards and has always consistently exceeded our customers’ high expectations for product quality in the design and manufacture of networking solutions. In comparison, our OEM partners have been faced with inconsistent product quality when considering foreign suppliers.
As a design and manufacturing company, Interface Masters Technologies’ is dedicated to quality and improvement. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and adheres to the certification’s Quality Management Systems (QMS). These systems provide a framework for improving quality products and services. Doing so will consistently improve our ability to meet the expectations of customers ( OEMs).
By manufacturing in North America, Interface Masters Technologies can minimize or eliminate entirely unforeseen disruptions to the OEM supply chain, such as extreme weather, product abnormalities, port strikes, and customs issues or transportation disasters. As a result, OEMs can employ Just-In-Time inventory levels to decrease waste and improve efficiency.
Minimal Intellectual Property (IP) Risks
The U.S. is a world leader in innovation, and, as such, has worked hard to provide a secure environment for the sharing of intellectual property, with extremely infrequent patent and trademark infringement, and consistent enforcement under the law when compared to other markets.
Design and manufacturing of networking products is heavily reliant upon new ideas, the intangible knowledge capital that fosters tomorrow’s products. Because of this, the legal use of intellectual property is constantly under attack by individuals, corporate entities or governments who ignore IP laws and standards.
In the absence of worldwide standards for IP protection, companies must make use of patents, trademarks and copyrights, but even with those protections in place, they are still at risk.
Our OEM partners believe that protecting IP abroad and finding remediation can be a costly undertaking, with patent enforcement and injunctive relief slow or lacking, potentially falling short of a fair solution. More troubling are instances of infringement and outright theft of IP of a sensitive nature, potentially exposing the holder to legal or
OEMs must look at many factors when weighing the costs of working with an international based manufacturer. A strong or weak international currency, freight
container costs, inability to meet on-time delivery schedule. Additionally, volatile energy costs contribute to extreme cost disparities in shipping from Asia compared to within North America where energy costs are less dynamic.
In summary, in our experience, the “Made in USA” image for Interface Masters solutions strongly appeals to our OEM partners and to their end-customers who place high value on products produced domestically.