In February, we rolled out several back-end performance updates to Samtec.com, as well as a few upgraded applications.
Here are the major updates to Samtec.com for February 2019.
Updated Experience for mPOWER™ Family Page
The mPOWER™ connector system is the ultimate micro, high-power solution with incredible design flexibility for power-only or power/signal applications.
Due to the wide variety of stack heights available, mPOWER™ can be easily added to new or existing architectures alongside one of Samtec’s high-speed connector systems for a unique two-piece power and signal/ground solution.
This month, we rolled out a new experience for this product. You can check it out by visit the mPOWER™ Product Family Page.
Mobile Resources Navigation
Continuing the trend of mobile user experience updates you’ve seen in the past several months, this month we added a “Resources” section to our mobile view.
This section links to a lighter version of the Resources panel that you see on the desktop version of the website, including links to Videos, Literature, 3D Models, Standards, Dev Kits, and Support.
Check out the Samtec.com mobile experience by visiting Samtec.com on any smartphone device.
Performance Updates across Samtec.com
Samtec.com has grown immensely in the past couple of years. Any time a website grows in complexity and features, there are performance implications that come with that.
This month we focused on releasing several key performance updates to Samtec.com, including:
- Improving caching policies to be more aggressive
- Reducing server requests in many ways
- Back-end server architecture updates
- Adding preconnect entries to third-party resources
- Deferring loading to resources not needed on the initial pageview
These tweaks, and a few more have helped speed up Samtec.com by nearly a second for new visitors, and potentially more for returning visitors who benefit of the more aggressive caching.
One second might not sound like a lot, but we know from our analytics that it can be the difference from you staying or leaving our website, so we want to be sure to provide you with the quickest experience possible when navigating Samtec.com.
New Locations Page Experience
You’ll now notice a new way to search for Samtec Sales and Distributor locations. The previous way was a large text list that was sometimes cumbersome to navigate.
We have upgraded this experience to add filtering by Direct Sales and Distribution, as well as an interactive map that moves as you use the dropdown search features.
We’ll be making some Phase 2 updates to this tool in the coming weeks to better represent locations on the map. You can try it out by visiting the new Locations Search page here.
5G Applications Solutions Guide
As implementation of the 5G network quickly gains momentum, new high-performance devices, systems, and test & measurement equipment are needed to support the ultra-high frequencies and high data rates that technologies like mmWave, Massive MIMO, beamforming and full duplex demand.
Several Samtec products support the 5G network evolution, and are detailed in our new 5G Applications Solutions Guide, now available on Samtec.com.
Coming Soon to Samtec.com
That does it for the major web updates in February 2019.
Here is what we’re currently working on, and a few other updates that are coming soon!
- An updated login process across all of Samtec.com
- Easier access to eCAD files on Product Pages
- Updates to our High Speed Cable Builder
- Continued upgrades to our e-commerce experience
Keep an eye out for these updates and more in 2019!
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