4/5/00 Cable Design Technologies (CDT--Pittsburgh) announced the acquisition of BoseLAN, a Silicon Valley-based company. BoseLAN is a developer of active fiber-optic components, including multiplexers, switches, media converters, and Ethernet test equipment.
CDT expects the acquisition to allow it to further penetrate the competitive local exchange carrier, application service provider, and Internet service provider markets by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of fiber optic products including plug-and-play optical networking systems. BoseLAN will also continue to support its present relationships with large OEMs and network system manufacturers while designing new products.
CDT designs high-bandwidth network connectivity products, fiber optic cable and connectors, assemblies, components, computer interconnect cables for communication switching applications, and communications cable products used in wireless, central office and local loop applications. The company's products are manufactured or distributed under the trade names Montrose/CDT, Phalo/CDT, West Penn/CDT, Mohawk/CDT, Manhattan/CDT, X-Mark/CDT, Dearborn/CDT, Thermax/CDT, Barcel/CDT, Red Hawk, NORDX/CDT and NORCOM/CDT in North America.