Fluke Networks buys Fotec

9 May 2001 News

Fluke Networks, a world leader in network analysers and cable and fibre-optic test tools, has acquired Fotec, a leading provider of fibre-optic test equipment and structured cabling education.

Fluke Networks' products are locally distributed by Spescom MeasureGraph.With the addition of Fotec's products, technology and team, Fluke Networks says it will continue to expand its fibre-optic solutions used for testing and certification of fibre-optic networks. This move also incorporates Fotec's widely popular web-based Fiber U and Wire U programs and conferences with Fluke Networks' own training programs.

"Fibre is quickly becoming the leading choice for high-bandwidth backbone installations and other critical links. The growth of fibre-based LANs depends on having the right tools for those tasked with supporting fibre-optic networks," says Chris Odell, President of Fluke Networks. "Together with the Fotec team, we expect to accelerate the contribution that we can make to meet the evolving needs of our fibre-optic customers, providing the most comprehensive line of certification, inspection and documentation solutions for the copper and fibre infrastructure."

"We are very pleased to join forces with Fluke Networks, a company that has a history of inventing new classes of products that network professionals rely on to meet the increasing demands of their jobs," says James Hayes, President of Fotec. "The acquisition will bring Fluke Networks' resources and technologies together with Fotec's technical depth and customer base. Fotec customers will benefit from ground-breaking product developments that we alone could never have actualised without shared resources."

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