Sandial Systems

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Sandial Systems developed optical networking hardware for backbones and other carrier networks. It was founded as Malachite Technology in 2000 and dissolved in 2004. With the collapse of the telecommunications market the company was reorganized, renamed Sandial Systems and refocused as a maker of Fibre Channel director class switches.[1] The main differentiator of the Shadow 14000 switch was use of Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) to introduce Quality of Service (QoS) into Storage Area Networks (SANs).


  1. ^ "Sandial Systems cuts staff, looks for new investor in its SAN switches - Mass High Tech Business News". 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. The clock is ticking for Portsmouth, N.H.-based Sandial Systems Inc., and without some last-minute intervention from a new investor, the storage area networking (SAN) switch company's future looks bleak.