NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System)
What is it?
NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System) is a common set of safety design guidelines applied to telecommunications equipment used around the world. Developed by Bell Labs in the seventies to set standards for telecom equipment so vendors can design products compatible with universal safety and quality requirements, NEBS has since become an internationally recognized way of measuring if electronics designed for telecom network use can maintain reliable operations in harsh and demanding environments.
Why do you need it?
Judging by where you plan on using your telecom equipment, you might need higher levels of NEBS certification. The levels range from NEBS Level 1, the lowest threshold of equipment safety, to NEBS Level 3, which is the highest industry standard and has strict specifications for thermal margin testing, vibration resistance, airflow patterns, etc.
How is GIGABYTE helpful?
At MWC Barcelona 2021, GIGABYTE showcases the E-Series Edge Server E251-U71, a SKU variant of the E251-U70. The E251-U71 has been internally tested to be NEBS Level 3 design-ready, which means it can operate normally in a range of harsh and rugged conditions, including low temperatures, high temperatures, high humidity, high altitude; it can also withstand vibrations, and dusts. All this was achieved without compromising on the structural integrity and processing power of a top-quality GIGABYTE server. This means GIGABYTE edge computing solutions can be deployed in more demanding environments, which may be necessary to truly implement a complete 5G network infrastructure.