Moves, Adds & Changes

Dan Bart, vice president for standards and technology of the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) (Arlington, VA), has been elected to the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (New York, NY), the nonprofit organization coordinating the U.S. voluntary standards system. In addition to overseeing the standards committees of the EIA and TIA, Bart manages the organizations` interface to several international standa

Arlyn S. Powell, Jr.

Dan Bart, vice president for standards and technology of the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) (Arlington, VA), has been elected to the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (New York, NY), the nonprofit organization coordinating the U.S. voluntary standards system. In addition to overseeing the standards committees of the EIA and TIA, Bart manages the organizations` interface to several international standards bodies; he has also been active on several ANSI committees.

Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T Network Systems, Morristown, NJ), 3Com Corp. (Santa Clara, CA), Ascend Communications Inc. (Berkeley, CA), and U.S. Robotics Inc. (Skokie, IL) have joined together to establish the ISDN Forum, an industry group whose purpose is to make integrated services digital network (ISDN) more accessible to small businesses and consumers. The Forum will promote interoperability between ISDN end-user equipment and the public network, supporting applications such as Internet access, telecommuting and videoconferencing.

Northern Telecom (St. Laurent, Quebec) has signed an agreement to sell its communications cable and structured wiring business to Cable Design Technologies Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA). Worth approximately $90 million, the transaction focuses on Northern Telecom`s structured wiring products, including the Dynatrax and Optimax lines. The new company is known as Nordx/CDT. CDT has announced that all Northern Telecom operations, sales and manufacturing personnel will be retained and the three manufacturing facilities located in Quebec and Ontario will remain open. The deal, according to the company, permits it to focus on its core product lines, while CDT will add to its communications-cabling business, which already includes Mohawk/CDT and Montrose/ CDT.

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