The 4X4 fiber optic switch connects optical channels by directing or blocking an incoming optical signal into the output fiber. This is achieved using a patent pen- ding opto-mechanical configuration and activated via an electrical control signal. Latching version preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed, while the non-latching versions default to either the open or closed state when power is removed. The switch has integrated electrical position sensors. The new material based advanced design significantly reduces moving part position sensitivity, offering unprecedented high stability as well as unmatched low cost.