B&B Electronics acquires IMC Networks, strengthens fiber access solutions portfolio

Telecom Lead America: B&B Electronics, a developer of
wired and wireless connectivity technology has acquired IMC Networks to include
offerings of fiber access networking solutions to its portfolio.


The new acquired enterprise-class fiber-optic solutions
are designed to easily integrate into existing network infrastructures, as well
as wide-area connectivity offerings.


With the acquisition, the company extends its position as
the single point-of-support for connectivity solutions needed by companies with
networks of all sizes.


As companies and governmental organizations continue to
invest in upgrading and expanding their networks, IMC’s reputation for quality
technology that easily integrates into existing networks will further deepen
B&B’s position as a compelling, total solution provider for demanding
network engineers and designers seeking to boost performance,” said Sean
Harrigan, president and CEO off B&B.


IMC Networks is a provider of optical access and media
conversion solutions for LAN, MAN and FTTx applications.


Founded in 1988, IMC is known for designing the first
fiber optic access and media conversion solutions in the industry. More than 60
percent of IMC’s sales come from outside the United States, with customers
including telecommunication carriers, military and government entities.


Over the past 9 months, B&B Electronics has acquired
three major companies including IMC. Before IMC, the company completed the
acquisition of the Czech-based Conel s.r.o., a manufacturer of wireless
communications routers, gateways and devices.


Last year, B&B purchased Quatech, an Ohio-based
manufacturer of industrial connectivity solutions.


IMC’s product line consists of hundreds of solutions,
including copper-to-fiber Media Converters that integrate with existing copper
wiring-based networks, fiber mode converters, distance extenders, repeaters, LAN/WAN
bandwidth management, intelligent FTTx solutions, and Small Form-Factor
Pluggable (SFP) solutions.


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