General Micro Systems has been profitable since its inception because we have seamlessly increased business at a steady growth rate. We are an “S” corporation that is privately held in California and Florida and in 35 years, GMS has neither seen an annual net loss, nor have we had any short or long term debt.
Once strictly focused on board level products, GMS made a natural progression into system level production (i.e. our mobile, workstation, micro-server and server classes). Now as a new market emerges in the form of smart displays, our innovative RuggedView™ product line has materialized through our newly formed branch called the Applied Technology Group (ATG). General Micro Systems has also evolved our system level products into a full array of rugged switches and routers, as well as rugged servers, and we are becoming a premiere market provider for these applications. Because our core processor technology persistently finds itself in new, emerging market segments, GMS has consistently been positioned for growth. The reason for this is because, as opposed to other companies that repackage commercial PC’s into rugged “boxes,” we create our systems to be rugged from the ground up and from the inside out, offering complete reliability even in the harshest environments.
Another reason why General Micro Systems' computing engines are in high demand is because defense contractors and private businesses do not want to take a chance developing the processor technology themselves, hence, they employ a reliable, well established company like GMS to provide systems with proven longevity and dependability. Part of what makes us stand apart from other computer manufacturers, though, is our unique relationship with Intel®, which grants us early access to Intel® technology before it’s available to the general market. Thus, we are able to develop products long before they’re released, providing our customers with extended life support on the latest technology. Between our Intel® insight and our organized infrastructure, we are able to offer aggressive pricing, even in comparison to newly developing offshore markets.
General Micro Systems’ engineers have more expertise on board level design than any other company in the industry, explaining why Intel® handpicked our developers to be among the few to receive early access to new technology. Our electrical engineers do 100% in-house hardware development, employ state of the art tools for design simulation, and perform rapid prototyping for flex cables and cable assemblies. Further, General Micro Systems has a full mechanical design team with carbon fiber expertise, as well as 3D printing and mold design capabilities.
GMS does not contract out any of our software writing; 100% of software development is created in-house. We are experts in operating systems and are partners with key Linux® suppliers such as Red Hat® and MontaVista®, to name a few. We are a Microsoft® developer partner and we produce all of our Windows drivers internally. Our engineers are specialists in real time operating systems, such as Wind River® (Vx-Works™), we build board support packages (BSP) in our lab, and we are moving toward Android™ on selected platforms to support the emergence of mobile applications.
Perhaps one of GMS’ most unique software capabilities is our BIOS development. We have been an American Megatrends® (AMI) partner for over 20 years and own all of the necessary licensing for our core BIOS’, thus we are able to quickly modify and write to BIOS to meet our customers’ specific requirements and, in most cases, at no cost. GMS’ products all come complete with system health monitoring (SHM) in order to observe and report a system’s condition, as well as a baseboard management controller (BMC) which is an intelligent, stand-alone hardware that monitors the functionality of a system and reports potential failures long before harm. Further, GMS’ hardware includes active management technology (AMT) that assists users in remote management of the system (even when powered down) and allows IT personnel to view screen operations down to the BIOS level.
GMS’ products are rapidly expanding into emerging market segments because we are a trusted name and we have provided tailor made systems that are safe, reliable, and highly efficient for over 35 years. As industries continue to grow and greater pressure to produce innovative computing engines and applications develop, GMS will likely already be ahead of the curve because of our proven predisposition for success.