About Case Communications

Who are Case Communications?

Case Communications are experts in designing and delivering rugged Mission Critical networking solutions designed for reliable use in harsh conditions. Typically, our products operate in some of the world’s toughest, and harshest environmental conditions, as experienced within the Military, Utilities, Oil & Gas industries, Smart Cities, Rail and Traffic Control.

Built to the highest standards, our products help reduce Carbon Footprint, Improve Efficiency and Reduce Cost of Ownership. We pride ourselves on delivering first class support globally. We also help implement bespoke solutions for specific applications when required.

What we do

We design and develop our products within the UK and sell world-wide via carefully selected partners.

Case Communications technologies are managed and  include

  • Industrial Routers – D.S.L – Fibre – Cellular- Voice Over IP
  • Industrial Ethernet Switches 
  • Industrial Media Converters
  • Industrial Ethernet Extenders
  • Wireless / WiMAX
  • Network Management – Open Management Platform capable of managing Case and 3rd party products.

Our History

With a history going back to the early 1970’s Case Communications originated in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

The company developed some of the worlds most advanced technology which saw them win several large contracts.

Case secured a contract with Citi-Bank, which took the company into 63 countries world-wide and other major clients soon followed.

When the company floated on the stock exchange their shares were over subscribed 15 times.

They acquired a number of international companies such as Rixon (Maryland in America) and Dataco (worlds leading OSI company in Denmark) which saw the company grow even more.

By the mid 1990’s Case were the 6th largest networking company in the world and the largest manufacturer of Local Area Networks in Europe.

Case Communications continued developing advanced technologies.

The company employed some of the industry’s leading brains and sat on numerous standards bodies.

With a large research and development department many advanced technologies soon followed.

For example a range of advanced Frame Relay switches with packetised voice (forerunner of Voice Over IP) in 1988.

Case worked with a well know university to develop voice technology capable of being transmitted at 100bps with toll quality voice at 300bps.

In 1997 Cable and Wireless purchased the UK’s field service division and  Intel purchased the companies LAN Division.

The original WAN group moved to new offices in High Wycombe and specialised in the industrial networking sector where they have continued to develop and grow.

Major networks have been achieved in the Oil & Gas Industries, Railways, Metro Networks, SMART Cities, Utilities, Emergency Services, and alongside the Motorways.

WE continue to invest heavily in Research and Development and continue to be a trusted brand.


Case Communications pride themselves on providing some of the best support in the industry.

Being a product developer allows us to not only help customers configure and support their products, but allows us to add features on behalf of customers.

Why Partner with Case Communications?

Leaders in Industrial Telecommunications Products

We design, develop and manufacturer advanced industrial / rugged  telecommunications products for reliable use in mission critical applications operating in harsh environments. These products are typically used for machine to machine communications (M2M) and are used world-wide by some of the largest corporations.

Case Communications strategy is to;

  • Invest in developing industrial communications products for use in harsh environments
  • Use Open Source software to provide high levels of functionality and allow market forces to keep prices low
  • Provide outstanding levels of support to customers and partners

Case Communications have consistently worked with Blue Chip customers over the past 30 plus years and form an essential part of other organisations’ solutions.

Case Communications Industrial / rugged communications products & services overview

  • Case Communications Key MarketsOil and Gas
  • Railways
  • Highways
  • Utilities
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • Police
  • Local Government

Case Communications Services

These include:

  • Help Desk
  • Product customisation
  • Pre-configuration
  • Technical Support
  • Base repair

Case Communications is a company with a fine pedigree. They started life in the 1970s near Watford in England as Computer and Systems Engineering. The business grew dramatically in the early 1980s after they brought our world famous DCX networking statistical multiplexer to market.

Case DCX – Data Concentrating Exchange DCX was one of the first products to provide advanced networking features such as, user switching, load balancing, automatic re-routing and a series of gateways to provide conversion from one protocol to other protocols.

One of Europes largest manufacturers of LAN Products Case Communications grew rapidly and opened an office in every state in America and were represented in 63 countries, either via a Case Communications office or via partners. They went on to become the sixth largest communications company in the world, the largest manufacturer of LAN products in Europe and one of the world’s most successful communications firms, producing state of the art technology.They pioneered some of todays leading technologies and sat on multiple standards bodies.

Case Communications merge with Dowty to become Dowty-Case

In 1988 Case was purchased by the Dowty group and we became Dowty-Case, part of an £800m company.

In 1993 Cray Electronics purchased Case and the company became known as Cray. In 1997 Cray sold its UK division to Cable & Wireless and its LAN division to Intel.

Return to original name of Case Communications

In 2000 the successful and innovative WAN division returned to its original name of Case Communications and today continues providing innovative solutions, through development and partnerships. See early video of Case Communications from the 1980’s.

Case Communications into the 21st Century

While we still support most of the original Case products, we have a firm focus on solutions that will take us through the 21st century.

We develop advanced high-performance building-blocks, using industry standard hardware where possible (and developing our own hardware where none exists) and ‘open source’ software. This allows us to bring products to market very quickly, with very high levels of functionality and gives our customers the benefits of high-performance products at very competitive prices.

Case Communications industrial-grade telecommunications products Following their return to Case Communications they have focused on industrial-grade communications products designed to work reliably in harsh environments. Typically these products are fan-less Routers, Ethernet switches and Ethernet First Mile products, designed to operate from -40°C to +75°C and for use in locations such as beside the highways, railways , oil and gas pipelines, on UTMC and Telemtry systems, within vehicles and in generally hostile locations.

Case Communications Blue Chip Customers

Case Communications have consistently worked with Blue Chip customers over the past 30 plus years and form an essential part of other organisations’ solutions. Fore more information please contact Case Communications.