The Systems Audit Group Inc. (Newton, MA) has published the fifth edition of the Disaster Recovery Yellow Pages, a 290-page source book containing more than 2700 U.S. and Canadian vendors of recovery products and services spanning 300 subject categories. Covering restoration services, mobile buildings, computer and emergency equipment, planning and data recovery software, as well as training publications and videos, the loose-leaf book costs $98 plus $3 shipping. Regular updates are published. For more information, call (617) 332-3496, or fax (617) 332-4358.
Tra-Con Inc. (Bedford, MA), a supplier of epoxy adhesives for fiber- optic, laser and other applications, will provide free product samples upon request. For samples of the company`s fiber-optic, conductive and specialty adhesives, or to request product literature or information on custom formulations, call (800) 872-2661, or fax (617) 275-9249. The company has recently relocated to 45 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA 01730, Tel: (617) 275-6363.
Best Power (Necedah, WI) is now offering its power-management software free to users of its single-phase uninterruptible power supplies. The new software is available to Internet users at http://www.bestpower.com, or you can download the software from the company`s bulletin board by calling (608) 565-2901.
General Instrument Corp. (Chicago, IL) has announced that its Comm Scope Division (Hickory, NC) has acquired the Thermatics unit of Teledyne Inc. (Elm City, NC) for $18 million. Teledyne Thermatics manufactures high-performance wire and cable for high-temperature applications. The unit will be integrated into coaxial-cable manufacturer Comm Scope`s Network Cable operation.
Crius Inc. (Bethesda, MD), a telecommunications engineering company, has announced the launching of the Crius Foundation, which will offer a "boot-camp" telecommunications engineering curriculum that is not vendor-specific. The foundation will certify at three levels: specialist, generalist and junior engineer, the latter designation meant to foster interest in the field at the high-school level. The Crius Foundation will also be developing instructional aids to further its program.
CallWare Technologies Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) has founded the Multimedia Telecommunications Institute (MTI), a training institute and certification program aimed at resellers and end-users interested in multimedia computer telephony. With more than 25 training centers worldwide, MTI will certify professionals to analyze, design, install and support multimedia computer telephony. For more information, call (801) 486-9922.
Exfo Electro-Optical Engineering (Vanier, QC, Canada) has opened a separate production facility in a building down the street from its headquarters. The new building contains a high-technology optics laboratory and a controlled-environment chamber where factors such as temperature and humidity can be controlled.