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10 Most – Admired Companies, THINKLOGICAL, Defying Logic

Despite employing less than 100 people, the company has defied the odds to stay ahead of competition

With just under 100 people in its employ, Thinklogical has come a long way. In 2016, it received a strategic patent award for large-scale matrix switching. Furthermore, some of the company’s pending patents are a part of the ‘secret sauce’ behind its ability to achieve the lowest levels of latency in the industry, a real feather in its cap.
A leader in high-performance, highly secure KVM and video extension and switching solutions, Thinklogical designs and manufactures products to meet some of the most demanding requirements in the world. Military and intelligence outfits in countries such as the US, Israel, the UK, Norway, Australia, and Japan are among the company’s biggest customers.

Manpower Management
In 2016, Thinklogical hired several people in engineering, manufacturing, and sales. In an independently conducted survey, the Connecticut-based company has been voted by its employees as one of the state’s top workplaces in three of the last four years. Thinklogical’s attrition rate is negligible with an average of less than one person each year.
In the past six years, the number of employees in Thinklogical has doubled. Even during the US military and intelligence sequestration of 2013, the company continued to hire at the same rate as other years. As a result, Thinklogical introduced 20 products in 2016.

Innovation
Thinklogical has introduced its TLX product line, which includes the first 10 Gbps KVM system capable of extending and switching full resolution over just two fibre-optic cables. TLX is an industry milestone as it removes the barriers to creating, editing, distributing, and managing UHD video in post production and simulation.
The company also offers a unique, free-of-charge consultation service to its customers through the Thinklogical Design Center (TLDC). In 2016, the company implemented measures to achieve even higher levels of delivery to customers to maintain its low product return percentages. Thinklogical also started new partnerships and partnership processes to optimise its supply chain. It also received a key patent for large-scale matrix switching. This enabled the company to offer solutions from 12×12 ports up to 640×640, scalability which is a critical need for many of its customers.

Leadership Initiatives
Thinklogical’s management has been leading the charge into new verticals in its commercial business. In addition to traditional mainstays of post production, production/broadcast trucks, and nuclear power command and control, the company is now selling to commercial customers in verticals such as large-scale broadcast control, sports-arena production, live production, utility command and control, and heavy industry.

Fiscal Strength
In 2016, Thinklogical achieved record growth levels in three of its four regions and sold almost double the number of flagship switches (TLX 640) than any previous year. Most notably, the company sold its largest 4K application ever for a high-definition projection in a casino environment.

Channel Network
Thinklogical has more than 100 partners worldwide. Owing to the demanding needs of its customers and the nature of the solutions, the company’s best partners have established dedicated resources and have become the experts on Thinklogical and its customers, in their respective regions.

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