Contemporary Controls designs and manufacturers networking and control products used in various automation industries where performance and reliability are essential. These products, along with our comprehensive design experience with hardware, software and protocols, allow us to offer original design manufacturing (ODM) services where we provide the product you require under your brand. To speed development, our designs are based upon proven open hardware and open software platforms that are ready to execute your control or networking application.
With more than 45 years of experience in electronics design, development and manufacturing, we have a rich inventory of intellectual property that can be tapped for your next project. Two design and manufacturing locations—one in China and one in the US—provide private-label and ODM services. Leverage our design and manufacturing resources to reduce your costs and time-to-market.
It is expensive and time consuming to develop sophisticated electronic circuitry, system software, application software, and conduct a design validation review along with obtaining the required regulatory approvals before launching a product to market. A more cost effective and quicker approach is to use a proven hardware/software platform that is ready to be loaded with a customer-developed application program that then can be branded as a proprietary product. At Contemporary Controls, we have the platforms and design resources to make it happen.
With application ready platforms, non-recurring engineering (NRE) fees are minimized. OEMs can take advantage of our experience in developing control and networking products using open hardware and software technologies.
Our design experience is with automation products including direct digital controllers (DDC), supervisors, IP routers and switches, protocol routers and gateways for BACnet and Modbus, and MQTT gateways for cloud computing. Our control and communications capabilities can be bundled in our application ready platforms.
Contemporary Controls has two manufacturing locations, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Suzhou, PRC. Both operations are ISO9001:2015 registered and are under Underwriters Laboratories (UL) surveillance. In addition to self-manufacturing, Contemporary Controls sources complementary networking and control products for the convenience of our customers. The US operation has modern Panasonic multi-function, surface-mount technology (SMT) process lines that produce sophisticated, lead-free, high-density printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) that incorporate ball-grid-array (BGA) components. These PCBAs are then installed into their enclosures, tested and stored in their final packaging in an environmentally controlled warehouse ready for worldwide shipment.
While the US operation is ideal for prototyping, and producing high-mix, low-volume and Made in USA products, the China operation with its sourcing partners are better suited for high-volume, low-mix production. In either location, intellectual property is protected.
Both plants adhere to ISO 9001 quality procedures and follow IPC workmanship standards recognized in the electronics industry. Both plants are under Underwriters Laboratories (UL) surveillance.