News Briefs - Nov, 1 2008

Nov 1, 2000 12:00 PM, By EC&M Staff

CSC Acquires CPU
Communications Supply Corporation (CSC), Carol Stream, Ill., recently announced its purchase of Communication Products Unlimited (CPU), Gaithersburg, Md. Under the deal, CPU will operate as a stand-alone operation within CSC. The merger provides service enhancements for CPU customers - including access to a broader product line, additional inventory, and nationwide shipping locations. "Our customers will still deal with the same staff they've grown to depend on. The only difference will be significant customer service enhancements, much broader product inventory lines, and 28 additional locations to service customers from," says Lee Osterman, CPU's general manager.

Berk-Tek Products Meet TIA Standards
Berk-Tek, New Holland, Pa., recently announced that its LANmark-1000 Series riser- and plenum-enhanced UTP copper and patch cables received independent certification, meeting the Telecommunications Industry of America (TIA) Cat. 6, Draft 6 standard. The latest draft specifies lower levels of attenuation. Intertek Testing Services, Cortland, N.Y., granted the certification to the LANmark-1000 CMP (plenum), CMR (riser), and CM (patch) products. The products will carry the ETL-verified mark.