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.

About Trend Networks

Our vision

“To empower the connected world”

Our Mission

“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)

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Telex testers era

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PCM testers era

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E1, PDH / SDH (first handheld SDH testers in the market), xDSL, ISDN testers

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10G SDH / Jitter, Triple play (IPTV, Voice and Data) testers

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Acquisition of Acterna’s LAN tester division (formerly known as WaveTEK)

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Trend Communications acquired



Merged datacom test businesses and rebranded as IDEAL Networks

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LanXPLORER Pro advanced network troubleshooter launched

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NaviTEK NT series of network troubleshooters launched
SignalTEK CT & NT transmission testers launched

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UniPRO MGig1 enterprise and WAN tester launched

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VDV II series of wiremappers launched

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Dec 2015

LanTEK III & FiberTEK III cable certifier launched

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Launch of AnyWARE app

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Jun 2017

Award Winning Test4Less offering launched

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Apr 2018

SecuriTEST IP CCTV tester launched

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Dec 2018

IDEAL Networks is acquired by CBPE Capital alongside the incumbant Management Team

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Mar 2019

Opened office New Jersey, USA with warehousing, Customer Service, Technical Support and Sales teams

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Jul 2019

LanTEK IV, FiberTEK IV and AnyWARE Cloud launched with the Patented VisiLINQ PL adapters

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Jan 2021

SignalTEK 10G Ethernet and bandwidth tester launched

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Mar 2021

Rebranded business to TREND Networks with the tagline, Depend On Us

Management Team


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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