Looking for help in choosing the right networking equipment? These distributors can help.
While this month's "Tech Trends" column provides details on the offerings from some of the major distributors of component and test products, the distributor community extends beyond these products. We offer the following list of LAN/WAN product and services distributors as an illustration of how companies are addressing this market. The listings have been generated from our Buyers Guide database, from which the information for the upcoming Optical Engineering Sourcebooks for 2001 will derive.
Companies whose listings below contain full descriptions of their activities have filled out their 2001 questionnaires. See the box at the end of this section for more information.
6133 N River Rd, Suite 1000,
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-518-8700, Fax 847-518-8777
Specializes in network cabling solutions for voice, data, power, video, and LAN installations and applications. Distributes full-spectrum product support from industry-leading manufacturers, with more than 50 locations nationwide.
4711 Golf Rd, Skokie, IL 60076
847-677-2600, Fax 847-677-9480, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.anixter.com
Distributes structured cabling products, systems, and solutions as well as value-added services worldwide, such as technical assistance and support and an independent testing laboratory. Provides every level of customer service, from basic distribution to high-end migration.
ATLANTA CABLE SALES
215 Satellite Blvd, Suite 100, Suwanee, GA 30024
800-353-4412, Fax 685-775-0209,
E-mail email@example.com, www.atlanta-cable.com
Custom designs cable assemblies, systems, and distribution products, including computer, data, voice, and video. Other products include connectors, fiber-optics, IBM cabling systems, local area networks, tools, racks, distribution hardware, cable-management products, 110 systems, power protection products, fiber assemblies, and switching technologies. Specializes in central-office transmission assemblies, including DS-1 and DS-3 cables.
AURIGA/PRECOR FIBER OPTICS LTD
60 Doncaster Ave, Unit 8, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada L3T 1L5
905-731-2389, Fax 905-731-8139,
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.auriganet.com
Distributes fiber-optic materials for the telecommunications, data communications, and cable-TV industries. Products include cable, connectors, consumables, tooling and kits, splicing systems, test and measurements, networking systems, and video transmission. Also included is polymer fiber used for lighting and robotic industries.
BFI OPTILAS INTERNATIONAL SA
4 Allee du Cantal CE 1834, 91018 Evry Cedex, France
33-1-60-79-59-00, Fax 33-1-60-79-89-01, E-mail email@example.com, www.bfioptilas.avnet.com
Distributes advanced-technology products, providing all necessary pre- and post-sales service. Located in 10 European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Supplies lasers and electro-optics, fiber-optic systems and components, spectroscopy, active and passive components, optical measurements, imaging, signal processing, electronics measurements, RF and microwave components, sensors, and connectors.
Viewfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2RS United Kingdom
44-1592-772-423, Fax 44-1592-775-429, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brand-rex.com
Offers a system made up of patch cords, pigtails, patch panels, fiber-optic cable, wall outlets, and ST, SC, FC, MT-RJ connectors and adapters. These components combine to make a complete system, whose performance exceeds the latest published standards, ISO 11801 second edition (2000), EN 50173 second edition (2000), and TIA/EIA 568B Addendum 5.
8 Sherwood Dr, Norfolk, MA 02056
508-384-7811, Fax 508-384-8554, E-mail email@example.com
Distributes fiber-optic and electrical products for premises-wiring, LAN, and WAN applications. Products include cable, connectors, crossconnects, patch panels, assemblies, innerduct, splice equipment, and installation tools.
CLIFFORD OF VERMONT INC, A TVC CO
Rt 107, PO Box 51, Bethel, VT 05032
802-234-9921, Fax 802-234-5006, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www. cliffordvt.com
Distributes cable, wire, supplies, and equipment.
COMMUNICATIONS SUPPLY CORP
200 E Lies Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188
630-221-6400, Fax 630-221-6420, E-mail email@example.com, www.gocsc.com
Services the product and technical needs of national and local customers for public and private networks, high-speed data communications, LAN/WAN, and specialty fiber-optic system applications. Local inventory from premier manufacturers, coupled with value-added services and experienced sales engineers, are offered from 25 offices nationwide.
CORNING CABLES E INSTALACIONES SL
Edificio Bronce Pl 4, Plaza Manual Gomez Moreno s/n, Madrid E-28020, Spain
34 91 456 4300, Fax 34 91 456 4310, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufactures indoor, outdoor and hybrid fiber cables, copper cables, and optical passive components.
127 Rue de Buzenval, BP 26, 92380 Garches, France
33-1-47-95-99-90, Fax 33-1-47-01-16-22, E-mail email@example.com, www.es-france.com
Offers a range of equipment for test and measurement of optical fibers for laboratory and field applications. Also offers a range of data links.
FIBER INSTRUMENT SALES INC
161 Clear Rd, Oriskany, NY 13424
315-736-2206, Fax 315-736-2285, E- mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fiberinstrumentsales.com
Distributes and manufactures communication fiber-optic products. Products include connectors, cable, patch cords, test equipment, splicing products, cleavers, tool kits, rack- and wall-mounts, consumable supplies, Ethernet hubs, switches, Category 5, and training and technical support. Inventories more than 3,000 products for immediate delivery.
FIBER NETWORKS INC
722 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-254-3211, Fax 212-674-3855, E-mail email@example.com
Consults, represents, integrates, and distributes fiber-optic and wide-area transmission systems and cable plants for voice, video, data, and LAN communications.
FIBER OPTEK INTERCONNECT CORP
232 New Hackensack Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
845-462-6356, Fax 845-462-1780, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www. fiberoptek.com
Designs, installs, and maintains fiber-optic communications systems.
FIBER OPTIC CENTER INC
23 Centre St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6322
508-992-6464, Fax 508-991-8876,
E-mail email@example.com, www.focenter.com
Supplies AngstromLap lapping film and AngstromBond adhesives. Polishing and cleaning materials for assembly production. Large inventory of custom hole size connectors. Device receptacles. Assemblies and probes for laser delivery, research and instrumentation. Complete fiber manufacturing systems: MCVD gas delivery, lathes, draw towers.
FIBER OPTIC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES INC
13300 Newt Dr, Neosho, MO 64850
417-451-0300, Fax 417-451-0311, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fotsi.com
Provides fiber-optic components, tools, and supplies.
2 Bridgeview Cir, Tyngsboro, MA 01879
800-700-4946, Fax 978-649-3993, E-mail email@example.com, www.fico inc.com
Manufactures fiber-optic attenuators, cable assemblies, and passive components. Also provides fiber-optic sales and services. Specializes in custom assemblies, test equipment, and technical services.
FONEX DATA SYSTEMS INC
177 Merizzi, St Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4T 1Y3
514-333-6639, Fax 514-333-6635, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fonex.ca Distributes and integrates high-speed broadband Network Access solutions for the Carrier/NSP/CLEC market. Specializes in fiber-optic and xDSL transmission technology for delivering or extending analog voice, FT1, T1, T3, HSSI, SONET, ATM, LAN, and other signals beyond 100 km, featuring emerging technologies: VoIP, VoDSL, TDMoIP, VPNs, and WDM.
Unit 905, Hongkong Int'l Trade, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
852 21741338, Fax 852 29040034, E-mail email@example.com, www.go4fiber.com
Distributes fiber optics with online ordering service. Comprehensive products include connector, coupler, adapter, fiber cable and accessories; patch cord, testing equipment, tools and consumables; splice items, cable management, attenuator, splitter, laboratory product, and active networking equipment.
HAWK ELECTRONICS INC
511 Glenn Ave, Box 1027F, Wheeling, IL 60090
847-459-4030, Fax 847-459-4091, sales@ hawkusa.com, www.hawkusa.com
Distributes electromechanical, wire, cable, and connector products, including the value-added operations of connector and cable assembly, testing, packaging, kitting, marking, and assembly. Value-added distributor for AMP and Amphenol products. Offers fiber-optic connector assembly, termination, and application assistance.
zi Lyon EST, 24 Rue L Saillant, 69120 Vaulx-en-velin, France
33-47-880-0810, Fax 33-47-880-0731, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ictl.com
Manufactures and markets a range of fiber-optic products and equipment, including patch cords, pigtails, fiber-optic cable connectors, bare fibers, tools, cleaning materials, consumables, patch panels, wall-mounts, and test and splicing materials. Offers training courses and rental equipment. Also distributes NORDX/CDT.
KGP TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC
2501 Morristown Blvd, Faribault, MN 55021
507-334-2268, Fax 507-334-2177, E-mail email@example.com, www.kgptel.com
Distributes voice, data, video, and wireless telecommunications products and services to communications professionals. Working in partnership with telecommunications manufacturers, provides customers with state-of-the-art technology and value-added distribution services.
LIGHT BRIGADE INC
7691 S 180th St, Kent, WA 98032
425-251-1240, Fax 425-251-1245, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lightbrigade.com
Provides fiber-optic training for installers, engineers, and designers at all skill levels. Training options include classroom, hands-on, on-the-job, and custom courses taught at customer location. Also offers videos and CD-ROMs.
METROTEK INDUSTRIES INC
6880 46th Ave N, Suite 100, St Petersburg, FL 33709-4751
727-547-8307, Fax 727-547-0687, E-mail email@example.com, www.metrotek.com
Distributes a line of fiber optics internationally. Also provides expert technical assistance.
One Newell Ln, Chadwicks, NY 13319
800-225-6642 (ext 252), Fax 315-737-7347, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mohawkltd.com
Provides a range of repair, refurbishment, calibration, and electric motor rewind services to customers in the telecommunications, cable, utility, alpine, transportation, and private industry markets. Specializes in electronic and test equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, mechanical and fleet equipment, electric motor repair, new-product sales, and predictive maintenance.
14 Heath Wood Ln, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617-232-6224, Fax 617-731-2272, E-mail email@example.com, www.opti mark-fiber.com
Distributes fiber-optic components, test equipment, fiber-optic video, audio, and RF transmission systems. Also designs video transmission systems and offers marketing consulting.
POWER & TELEPHONE SUPPLY CO
2673 Yale Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
800-222-5955 (ext 3273), Fax 901-320-3486, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides material distribution services to the communications, network, and cable-TV industries. Full-line stocking of cable, fiber optics, hardware, tools, and systems from each industry's top manufacturers.
1340 Flynn Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012
805-389-9868, Fax 805-389-9808, E-mail email@example.com, www.rifocs.com
Manufactures fiber-optic test equipment and components for the communications, military, and aerospace industries. Product line includes power meters, sources, attenuators, return-loss test sets, fault finders, and more for outside-plant, laboratory, manufacturing, and qualification test applications.
SEDI FIBRES OPTIQUES
Z.A. de St Guenault, 91080 Courcouronnes, France
33-1-69-36-64-00, Fax 33-1-69-36-64-19, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sedi-fibres.com
Specializes in optical fibers, connectors, cables, couplers, patch-cord assembly, special assembly, tools, test equipment. French distributor of Lucent Specialty Fiber Technologies, Corning, Saphikon, OCC, Johnanson, Stratos/Methode, and Wavetek.
UNICOM ELECTRIC INC
908 Canada Ct, City of Industry, CA 91748
626-964-7873, Fax 626-964-7880, E-mail email@example.com, www.uni comlink.com
Develops and manufactures a line of passive network products, providing total end-to-end solutions. The active line includes hubs, copper, and fiber switches, fiber converters, and adapters. The passive line completes the solution with en hanced products for today's high-speed applications.
Don't see your company's name on this list? Was your listing missing a company description? That means we didn't receive a questionnaire from you for Lightwave's 2001 Optical Engineering Sourcebooks by the time this issue went to press. The Sourcebooks will take our previous Buyers Guide into new areas, targeted at different readerships. Our OEM Edition will cover the components, subsystems, and services our manufacturing audience needs to build tomorrow's generation of optical communications equipment. We'll also have a Carrier Edition that will highlight the networking gear now available for service providers looking to give their infrastructure the optical edge. Both editions will appear in January 2001.
To make sure you're not left out of next year's listings, contact Nancy Gagnon at (603) 891-9459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She'll be happy to ensure you receive a questionnaire for the next directory.