About Trend Networks
Depend on us
With decades of experience, the close-knit team at TREND Networks (Formerly IDEAL Networks) understands the challenges that data cable installers, network technicians and systems integrators face each day, around the world. That’s why we support our customers with an extensive range of innovative data cable and network testing equipment that provides fast, accurate results in all circumstances – even the most difficult ones.
Our deeply engrained ‘Depend On Us’ philosophy ensures that our customers know we will always provide the performance and support they need. Read more about Our Promise.
Headquartered in the UK, with international offices and an experienced global team, we manufacture and supply a range of industry leading and dependable test equipment that makes our customers’ jobs simpler, including: cable certifiers, data cable testers, cable verifiers, cable qualifiers, fibre cable testers, active network testers, network transmission testers, PoE testers, CCTV testers, bandwidth testers, industrial ethernet testers, and more.
Through technical support, training, service, calibration, and advice, as well as resources to help educate users, our customers can be reassured that TREND Networks will help them to become ever-more productive.
“To empower the connected world”
“We strive to innovate the best test solutions for the connected world that people depend on; because they’re effortless to use and always deliver accurate results”
Trend Networks timeline
Foundation as Trend Communications and first product launch (9600b/s modern tester for General Post Office)
Telex testers era
PCM testers era
E1, PDH / SDH (first handheld SDH testers in the market), xDSL, ISDN testers
10G SDH / Jitter, Triple play (IPTV, Voice and Data) testers
Acquisition of Acterna’s LAN tester division (formerly known as WaveTEK)
Trend Communications acquired
Merged datacom test businesses and rebranded as IDEAL Networks
LanXPLORER Pro advanced network troubleshooter launched
NaviTEK NT series of network troubleshooters launched
SignalTEK CT & NT transmission testers launched
UniPRO MGig1 enterprise and WAN tester launched
VDV II series of wiremappers launched
LanTEK III & FiberTEK III cable certifier launched
Launch of AnyWARE app
Award Winning Test4Less offering launched
SecuriTEST IP CCTV tester launched
IDEAL Networks is acquired by CBPE Capital alongside the incumbant Management Team
Opened office New Jersey, USA with warehousing, Customer Service, Technical Support and Sales teams
LanTEK IV, FiberTEK IV and AnyWARE Cloud launched with the Patented VisiLINQ PL adapters
SignalTEK 10G Ethernet and bandwidth tester launched
Rebranded business to TREND Networks with the tagline, Depend On Us
Chief Executive OfficerPaul joined TREND Networks in 2013 and is responsible for TREND Networks operations globally. Paul was previously with ITW for 15 years and was General Manager of ITW Industry offering market leading brands in the construction industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott joined TREND Networks in 2016 and is responsible for the Global Finance, Operations and IT functions. He is a CIMA qualified accountant, specialising in both commercial finance and business system processes. Scott joined from Volution Group PLC and prior to that held senior finance posts at Guinness World Records and The Royal Opera House.
International Sales Director
Tim joined TREND Networks in 2014 and was responsible for Marketing globally until September 2022 when he transitioned into the role of International Sales Director. Tim and his team cover a wide area and are responsible for sales in the UK, France, Europe (excluding the DACH region), Latin America, Australia and Asia. Prior to TREND Networks Tim was with ITW for 15 years.
Katie joined TREND Networks in 2019 and is responsible for Human Resources globally. With TREND Networks Katie has lead the development of best practice HR capability and activities across the group to deliver, attract, motivate and retain key talent. Katie is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Prior to TREND Networks Katie worked as a Consultant and Interim for 14 years working with businesses in the UK and Eastern Europe.
Peter joined Trend Communications in 1996 which was later acquired by IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC. He is now responsible for TREND Networks Product Development. Peter has 24 years’ experience in product development and software engineering.
Vice President of Sales in North America
Mike joined TREND Networks in 2020 and is responsible for Sales and Operations in North America. Residing in Dallas, Texas, Mike began his career in IT with EDS in the 1990’s, when LAN network testing was in it’s infancy. Prior to joining TREND Networks, Mike spent 19 years with Fluke Networks leading the Sales and Operations teams in North America.
Lifetime Support Promise – we’ll calibrate and repair the testing equipment you buy from us for as long as you use it.*
Depend On Our Data – TREND AnyWARE Cloud is the only system for certification, network and bandwidth testing.
Rapid Service – If we can’t answer your Technical Support call instantly we strive to return the call within 2 business hours.*
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