Anixter Sponsors Networking Awards

Anixter has announced it is sponsoring a series of networking awards. The 2001 Anixter Award will recognize companies throughout the world that have either solved a networking challenge or installed an outstanding network infrastructure for future high-bandwidth applications. On September 15, Anixter will fly the winner to a presentation ceremony, where Anixter will present a $5000 donation in the winner's name to a charity of his or her choice. Entries may be submitted online at The entry deadline is July 15.

Fluke Networks Acquires Fotec

Fluke Networks, Everett, Wash., has acquired Medford, Mass.-based Fotec. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Fluke will acquire all of Fotec's products and technology, and is expected to retain all Fotec employees. Fluke plans to incorporate Fotec's Web-based “Fiber U” and “Wire U” programs and conferences with its own training programs. “The acquisition will bring Fluke Networks' resources and technologies together with Fotec's technical depth and customer base,” says James Hayes, president of Fotec. Fluke Networks provides network performance technologies. Fotec is a provider of fiber optic test equipment and structured cabling education to the electrical industry.