6 July 2010: Systems integrator Fibre Technologies has enhanced its product portfolio to include IMC Networks, a leading manufacturer of fibre optic access and media conversion solutions for enterprise, LANs, first-mile FTTx networks and industrial Ethernet. IMC?s product offerings include the iMcV-FiberLinX-II range, a series of demarcation units expressly designed for fibre termination; and its Industrial Ethernet (IE) family, a series of media converters which support copper/fibre conversion with extended temperature support and DC power.

As demand for bandwidth continues to rise, IMC Networks’ iMcV-FiberLinX-II range provides telcos and energy companies with a fully managed demarcation device to easily upgrade legacy copper access technologies and provide a flexible and cost effective point-to-point solution for the curb and business use.

The IE series of products will be sold through Fibre Technologies? online distribution website, www.fibredistribution.co.uk. This range of industrial media converters is designed to handle extreme temperature conditions and non-office environments. As the deployment of IP-CCTV grows, media converters will become integral to interfacing the copper and fibre connections which meet at the pole, for example. Other applications include WiFi networks and access control and monitoring systems.

On working with Fibre Technologies, Brendan Mullooly, European Operations Manager at IMC Networks comments: ?Fibre Technologies? experience in working with telcos and large scale FTTx projects makes them a perfect fit to successfully market these product ranges in the UK. We look forward to working with the team to help extend our market share in the region.?

Ian Hunt, Managing Director at Fibre Technologies, adds: ?We are seeing a significant rise in FTTx implementations and the IMC Networks range is a cost-effective way for telcos and businesses to manage the transition and reap the benefits of upgrading existing network infrastructure. As applications for media converters become more varied, we are able to offer our customers a wide range of solutions to withstand the toughest of conditions.?

Notes to editors

About IMC Networks

IMC Networks is a leading manufacturer of low cost fiber optic access and media conversion solutions for Enterprise, Government and Service Providers’ LANs, First-Mile FTTx Networks and Metropolitan Area Networks, delivering 22 years of excellence in product quality, customer satisfaction and value. ISO 9001:2008 registered, all products are RoHS and REACH compliant, made in the USA and carry a 6-Year Comprehensive Warranty (SFP products offer a 1-Year Warranty). IMC Networks provides complimentary Fiber Consulting Service.

For further information, please visit www.imcnetworks.com

About Fibre Technologies

Fibre Technologies Ltd (FTL) 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.

For further information, please visit www.fibre.co.uk