Former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz Joins Thinklogical Federal Advisory Board

Apr 18, 2013

Noted defense expert to present at Thinklogical Technology
April 18, Tysons Corner, Va., and May 22, Cerritos, Calif.

MILFORD, Conn. – Thinklogical LLC, a global manufacturer of secure fiber optic video and KVM routing and extension systems, announced today that retired Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, has joined the Thinklogical Federal Advisory Board.

The mission of the Thinklogical Federal Advisory Board is to deepen the company’s relationships within the government, military, intelligence and homeland security communities and facilitate product innovation through improved communication of customer requirements from these markets.

“The requirement for uncompromised, high-quality video content in defense and intelligence has never been greater, and Thinklogical’s secure and accredited products have been mission-proven as the backbone of command and control centers and other classified applications throughout the U.S. defense infrastructure,” said Schwartz. “I’m excited to be joining the Thinklogical Federal Advisory Board and look forward to helping increase awareness of the benefits of Thinklogical solutions.”

Thinklogical’s fiber optic-based audio, video and peripheral routing systems are used in secure command and control centers (C4ISR) and enable multi-domain isolation and control of key computing resources and their associated networks, while empowering rich collaboration capabilities across authorized functional groups and organizations. The company’s VX Series products are designed and manufactured in the USA and are the only fiber optic-based KVM and video routers accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST.

“We are honored to have a leader of the caliber of Gen. Schwartz joining the Thinklogical Federal Advisory Board,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “His insight and experience will be invaluable as we expand our presence in the federal government, and I look forward to working closely with him and the other Advisory Board members as we develop new product innovations to address the critical customer needs of this important marketplace.”

With his appointment, Schwartz joins current Thinklogical Federal Advisory Board members Arthur L. Money, Chairman of the United States National Security Agency (NSA) Technology Advisory Board and Peter Marino, Chairman of the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advisory Group.

Schwartz Featured Speaker at Thinklogical Technology Summits, April 18 and May 22 Gen. Schwartz is the featured speaker at the Thinklogical Technology Summit being held today at the Sheraton Premier Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va., and May 22, 2013 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Ceritos, CA.

In a presentation titled “Remote Military Aviation Systems: Myths and Reality,” Schwartz will address the role of remotely-operated aviation systems (called drones by many) in the U.S. defense arsenal, their consequences and implications for defense policy, the American image of war, and the country’s physical security in an age of stateless terrorism. The Thinklogical Technology Summits are complimentary, day-long events that feature audio-visual product demonstrations, training, and market insights from Thinklogical and its partners. Design consultants, system integrators and Thinklogical users interested in attending can contact Thinklogical at [email protected] or call 800-291-3211 for more information.

About Gen. Norton A. Schwartz
Gen. Schwartz graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1973. He is an alumnus of the National War College, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a 1994 Fellow of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI. He has served as Commander of the Special Operations Command-Pacific, as well as Alaskan Command, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, and the 11th Air Force. Prior to assuming the position of Chief of Staff, Schwartz was Commander, U.S. Transportation Command and served as the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. As Chief of Staff, Schwartz served as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 680,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Schwartz and the other service chiefs functioned as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions. Thinklogical offers the only fiber optic KVM routers in the world that are accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Connecticut and is privately held by Riverside Partners, LLC, Boston, MA ( For more information about Thinklogical products and services, please visit Follow Thinklogical on LinkedIn at