Wednesday, April 12, 2006

JDSU to Acquire Test-Um for Home Networking Tester

JDSU agreed to acquire Test-Um Inc., a developer of home networking test instruments for the FTTx and digital cable markets, for an undisclosed sum.

Test-Um's "three-wire" test instruments verify the ability of home wiring to support the reliable delivery of new, high-bandwidth voice, data and video services throughout the home. Test-Um's instruments include test sets for verifying line conditions and power-signal levels, wireless testers that facilitate communications on the job, tone tracing and identification to locate and track cable runs, and analyzers for more advanced service troubleshooting and certification.

Test-Um has 30 employees and is based in Camarillo, California. The company will be integrated into JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement Product Group.

JDSU said the acquisition would enable it to provide an extensive set of home-wiring test instruments for the verification, installation and maintenance of Category 3, Category 5 and coaxial cables used in home and small office networks for the delivery of VoIP, IPTV and other services. The ability to conduct "three-wire" home network testing is increasingly important as the number of broadband-connected homes and networked devices grows.


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