TREND Networks acquires Terahertz Technologies Inc.
TREND Networks, leading manufacturer of dependable data cable, network, and CCTV testers, has announced the acquisition of US-based fiber optic and photonics test equipment company Terahertz Technologies Inc. (TTI).
“Businesses handling fiber optic cables can now Depend On Us for a wider range of equipment for testing fiber optic cabling,” says Paul Walsh, CEO for TREND Networks. “TTI has a fantastic team and some extremely talented engineers, so we are excited to work alongside them to expand our range of high-performing and cost-effective fiber testing products, as well as innovate new solutions.”
Following the acquisition, TTI will continue to design and manufacture products at its premises in Oriskany, New York, ensuring that products continue to be made in the USA. The existing team will remain, including the engineering, sales and production teams, and CEO Michael Mazzatti who founded the company in 1989 to offer a comprehensive range of testers including OTDR, PM/LS, OLTS, PON, DWDM, CWDM, and more.
“We are looking forward to the next chapter for TTI and joining the TREND Networks family,” says Michael Mazzatti. “In joining forces with this trusted manufacturer, we know our customers will benefit from the first-class technical support, cloud-based solutions, and ongoing investment in technologies. We are excited that a renewed sales and marketing effort and international distribution network will also bring TTI testers to more users globally.”
All existing TREND Networks fiber test equipment types will remain available. However, over the next several months, TREND Networks will begin progressing a number of new fiber test equipment projects, with TTI headquarters becoming the TREND Networks center of excellence for fiber-optic research and development.
TREND Networks intends to bring the new line of testers into the TREND AnyWARE Cloud eco-system to provide Dependable Data, whenever it is needed. This best-in-class test management system makes it easier for users to test and troubleshoot cable, access all information needed quickly and efficiently on multiple devices, and produce the high-quality performance reports that customers demand.
TTI will continue to provide existing customers with sales, technical support and repair and calibration services, in essence business as usual. In the future, TREND Networks will provide these services for the new rebranded product portfolio, giving customers Dependable Support globally, including in local languages. The rebranded tester range will also become available via the international network of TREND Networks distribution partners.
“Fiber cable is an ideal and cost-effective choice when high levels of bandwidth are needed, making up the majority of cabling in data centers in particular,” Paul Walsh explains. “Higher data volumes are increasing demand for fiber. So, in expanding our range of testers through this acquisition, we will ensure that businesses can get more of what they need from the same trusted brand.”
This is the first acquisition for TREND Networks, which has been independent of its former owner for more than two years. The company, formerly known as IDEAL Networks, rebranded to TREND Networks in March 2021. The acquisition supports the company’s continued growth in North America, and globally, while also extending its existing fiber optic testing expertise and product portfolio.
About TREND Networks
With decades of experience, the close-knit team at TREND Networks (Formerly IDEAL Networks) understands the challenges that data cable installers, network technicians and systems integrators face each day, around the world. That’s why we support our customers with an extensive range of innovative data cable and network testing equipment that provides fast, accurate results in all circumstances – even the most difficult ones. Our deeply ingrained ‘Depend On Us’ philosophy ensures that our customers know we will always provide the performance and support they need.
Headquartered in the UK, with international offices and an experienced global team, we manufacture and supply a range of industry leading and dependable test equipment that makes our customers’ jobs simpler, including: cable certifiers, data cable testers, cable verifiers, cable qualifiers, fiber cable testers, active network testers, network transmission testers, PoE testers, CCTV testers, bandwidth testers, industrial ethernet testers, and more.
Through technical support, training, service, calibration, and advice, as well as resources to help educate users, our customers can be reassured that TREND Networks will help them to become evermore productive.
Pictured: Paul Walsh, CEO of Trend Networks (left), Mike Mazzatti, TTI founder (right)