Lionel Poujol, Switch and Media Converter Application Engineer


Lionel Poujol, Switch and Media Converter Application Engineer


What are your main tasks?

My missions cover several areas:

- Develop the range of Ethernet switches and media converters.

- Propose technical and commercial solutions to customers.

- Provide pre-sales and post-sales technical support.

- Provide in-house expertise.


Can you tell us more about the Ethernet Switch and Media Converter range?

- Ethernet switches are electronic devices. They manage the communication between terminals within a local network. Ethernet is the communication protocol.

- Simply put, media converters are switches equipped with optical ports!

- Amphenol switches are designed to withstand the harshest environments.


Can you tell us more about your customers?

- Most of our customers are major players in the defense industry.

- For example: Thales, Lockheed Martin in the US, Aselsan in Turkey.

- Our switches are used for example in armored vehicles, ships and even in drones.


What skills do you need to do your job?

- To do this job, you must first of all be able to listen to customers.

- You need a good general knowledge of electronics and computer networks.

- And finally, you need to have a synthetic mind and rigor.


Tell us something interesting about your job

- Did you know that we have Amphenol switches in the ISS (International Space Station)? They are used for a program to map the earth from space.


What do you like most about your job?

- I enjoy proposing elaborate technical solutions to my customers.

- Embedded Ethernet network issues are very interesting from a technological point of view.

- I attach a lot of importance to the services rendered to my customers and to their satisfaction.