The deal will see Fibre Technologies add IDEAL’s range of cost effective equipment to its portfolio, as well as more high-end solutions from Trend Communications (Trend), following Trend’s recent merger with IDEAL.
The IDEAL product set will be available through Fibre Technologies’ online fibre optic consumables store, Fibre Distribution, and will include the SIGNALTEK™ Multimedia Gigabit Qualifier, the FiberMASTER™ Fibre Optic Test Kit and the LanTEK® II Series Cable Certifier.
Trend Communications high quality fault-finding equipment will be offered by Fibre Technologies to complement the company’s extensive range of networking solutions and services. The Trend products being made available will include the modular Trend Multipro GbE and Copper, as well as the Trend UniPro VoIP.
On working with Fibre Technologies, Tony Kumeta, general manager at IDEAL INDUSTRIES comments: “Our deal with Fibre Technologies means a new audience can take advantage of both IDEAL and Trend's wide ranges of testing equipment to ensure maximum efficiency from their network infrastructure and keep downtime to a minimum.”
“As technologies like Ethernet and WDM become more popular, reliable testing solutions are vital to ensure they are working perfectly with existing copper and fibre networks,” explains Ian Hunt, managing director, Fibre Technologies. “With the products from IDEAL and Trend, we are able to meet our customers' demands for a broad range of reliable and efficient testing equipment for use in many different situations.”
About IDEAL in Europe
The formation of the IDEAL INDUSTRIES NETWORKS DIVISION is the result of the merger of IDEAL INDUSTRIES in Europe and Trend Communications.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been present in Europe for nearly 20 years with its main European distribution centre located in Warrington, England. Serving customers throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has developed strong relationships in the Aerospace, Electrical and Data Communication markets.
Trend Communications had operated under its own brand as an independent subsidiary of IDEAL INDUSTRIES Inc. since February 2004. The company is recognised all over the world as a leading provider of handheld test equipment for xDSL, ISDN and Gigabit Ethernet.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES NETWORKS DIVISION is represented in Europe with sales offices in the UK, France, and Germany.
About Fibre Technologies (FTL)
Fibre Technologies Ltd (fibre.co.uk) enables companies to cope with the increasing demand for greater network bandwidth. Its fibre optic communication products and services allow telecommunications carriers, ISPs, universities and IT infrastructure providers to alleviate congestion in existing networks by providing innovative solutions that overcome capacity limitations.
Founded in 1990, FTL works with its customers to understand their needs and anticipate market trends. The company’s technical expertise and market understanding, coupled with a focus on customer service has resulted in a customer base that includes BT, ntl:Telewest Business (Virgin Media), Logica, StorageTek, Subsea 7, IPC Media, Sun Microsystems and a number of top Universities and research facilities such as those at Bristol, Lancaster, Imperial College, Warwick and many others.