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At DAX, we draw upon our many years in business to establish an engineering policy—consisting of the Seven Laws—that helps to provide the best possible solutions at the most competitive prices.

The Seven Laws

Our engineering department has adopted a culture and philosophy that, over time, have become known as the Engineering Seven Laws. The following are the engineering goals and objectives that help us to achieve a standard of excellence that allows us to offer unprecedented products, solutions and services.

  • Quality – Our commitment to quality is exemplified by our achievement of < 0.5% field failures. By adhering to strict 96-hour test and burn-in processes, infant mortalities are reduced dramatically. Most failures are detected in manufacturing rather than in the field.

  • Compatibility – Our HCL (Hardware Certification Program) ensures that all DAX systems are certified to be compatible with various data collection and processing boards like voice boards, video capture cards as well as remote sensores and collectors cards, current O/S offerings, commodity hardware and software.

  • Compliance – Every order is entered into our on-line configuration work sheet to help ensure that all customer requirements have been identified and anticipated. In conjunction with the HCL database, customer configurations are confirmed and thoroughly documented.

  • Reliability – DAX’s manufacturing and Procurement policies demand that all products are under strict revision control and incoming inspection, that all assemblies have thorough work and assembly instructions, that all vendors are carefully scrutinized and audited, and that every aspect of the fulfillment process remains under tight control. This protocol allows DAX to approach a Zero Perecent Out Of Box Failure goal.

  • Scalability – Having scalability means that the server that you deploy has been engineered to support the maximum capacity possible of internal components. DAX Sserver can support from as few as 1 slot to as many as 20. Coupled to these product features, all DAX systems include power supplies, cooling, cabling and mounting hardware sufficient to handle maximum load regardless of how the system is initially configured. This policy ensures field scalability and upgradeability that no other system provider offers.

  • Stability – Many specialty vertical markets demand stable and proven products while the Intel Technology is a highly volatile industry that re-invents itself every 9-12 months. DAX’s commitment to these unique markets is to keep its system products stable and under revision control for a minimum of 2 years and in some cases even longer.

  • Evolution/Migration Path – DAX solutions offerings begin with low requirements ATX motherboards to high reliability 20 slot passive backplanes. All the solutions have been designed to protect the customer's software investment. We provide a smooth migration path from low density to high scalability deployments.