We have no intention of telling you what you need until you tell us what you want to accomplish. We understand you’d rather not become the hardware experts, so our tenured engineers will consult with you to work through all the technical factors before designing a hardware platform for your technology. Since MBX is hardware agnostic we’ll recommend technology based on performance and longevity, not the manufacturer that sends us the best swag.
Dell EMC OEM servers with MBX value-added services streamlines your technology deployment.
Your software integrated with HPE hardware plus end-to-end services for a turnkey hardware program.
Flexible and customizable OEM server solutions, optimized for your software.
New Product Architecture
Companies with tough engineering design challenges turn to MBX for optimized hardware solutions to run their technology. We make hardware recommendations by qualifying components upfront for both product performance and lifecycle. Our industry partnerships gain us early access to new product launches, enabling us to run a battery of tests to ensure your platforms are designed for manufacturability.
Whether your hardware priorities are based on performance or price, our value engineering services are geared toward developing a quality solution that meets your industry’s standards and use cases, to help you be more competitive and win new business. We work directly with Dell EMC, HPE, Intel, Supermicro, Seagate, and other leading component and board manufacturers, which allows us to stay ahead of component lifecycle and never catch you off guard with EOL notices. And if your product calls for it, we’ll integrate specialized components such as third-party network acceleration and video add-in cards.
Our engineering recommendations also factor in global certification requirements, because the markets you sell to today and aspire to grow to tomorrow influence the hardware we recommend. For example, systems may need lab testing for global or regulatory compliance, and MBX Global Compliance Engineers pave the way to make the process smooth, economical, and expeditious.
If you think of a platform bill of materials as an outline, then a prototype equates to the first draft. This is the proof of concept system that MBX develops to test with your software. Your prototype is an important deliverable in the product onboarding process because it will move you into production as quickly as possible.
Systems that require custom parts benefit from our in-house Mechanical Engineers and 3D printing capabilities that can slash development lead time. A broad array of parts can be 3D printed including custom bezels, I/O shields, badges, port covers, brackets, and other supplemental items. For other custom engineering requirements, for example modified motherboards or chipsets or custom cabling, our tight relationships with key manufacturers ensure these components will fit the bill.
Your prototype feedback is captured and details finalized before our Manufacturing Engineers visually document the entire build process all the way down to the minutiae, like cable routing and screw turns, for quality assurance in manufacturing.
Functional System Design
MBX Platform Engineers handle more than just the physical system design. They also address the functional and operational aspects of the software that’s running on hardware, rigorously testing the complete solution to ensure it meets the standards for manufacturing repeatability and quality. MBX customers don’t need their own hardware experts — we’ve been engineering hardware long enough to know exactly what to look for when it comes to solving problems and mitigating risks.
To prepare your software image for configuration in our Forge manufacturing environment, we prepare driver compilations and the imaging process, set up custom harvesting of serial numbers, custom recovery, and other requirements, and push and pull data into Hatch. We can also create custom BIOS and custom firmware, as well as design a test fixture on our manufacturing floor for advanced functional testing.
Product Lifecycle Management
You’ve got a cadence for releasing product enhancements, and hardware manufacturers do, too. Platforms are designed with the longevity of your product in mind and maintained throughout the evolution of both the software and hardware. Our engineers intake all vendors’ product change notifications and update all EOL dates for your components in Hatch so the information is readily available to you.
Working closely with manufacturers’ component roadmaps and vetting hundreds of ongoing change notifications, we determine which changes impact your products and the timetable for change, so you’re not tasked with navigating roadmaps. Engineers report to you what’s relevant and critical to address and the impact, then research and propose any design changes, run the updates and test plan for the new technology, and revise all your bills of material in Hatch.
Tracking the Product Change Notifications (PCNs) that require updates to your hardware and/or firmware is managed in Hatch’s comprehensive change orders and revision control functionality. Engineering changes are stored in a single location to eliminate the chance for gaps in data and provides clear traceability and accountability.
You can create, view, subscribe to and sign off on engineering change orders in progress in Hatch. Hatch manages all workflows, including the description of the change, due date, status, and customer review and approval for all open and closed change orders. Every revision throughout the evolution of your product is permanently retained.
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