TII NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

TII NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Previous company name
TII INDUSTRIES, INC.
Name change date
12/10/2001
Company Overview
TII Network Technologies, Inc. is an American-based company engaged in the development, manufacture and market of commercial and residential communications products worldwide. The company has its registered head office located in Copiague, New York.
TII Network is a leading provider of network technology products for the communications industry. The company is a proven technology leader specializing in innovative network management products, including network interface devices, xDSL and fiber technologies, VoIP products, power and data-line filtering, station protectors, passive connectivity solutions and alternate home networking solutions, as well as creative, custom design engineering to meet customers’ individual requirements. The company markets its products to telephone operating companies, including Regional Bell Operating Companies and Independent Operating Companies and competitive local exchange carriers, to multi-system operators of communications services, including cable and satellite service providers. It has a North American direct to customer sales organization, as well as, strategic territory representatives and distribution channel market partners.
TII Network is expanding its Voice Over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) and other product offerings targeted to small businesses, multi line residences and multi line residences and multiple dwelling units (MDU’s) that will significantly strengthen the company’s position.
Business Summary
Tii Network Technologies, Inc. (Tii) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and sale of products to service providers in the communications industry for use in their networks. It sells the products through a network of sales channels, principally to telephone operating companies (Telcos), multi-system operators (MSOs) of communications services, including cable and satellite service providers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its products include Network Interface Devices (NID), accessories, Digital Subscriber Line Technology, Intelligent NID, HomePlug, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products, Switchable Voice NID (SVN) products, Voice Intercom Systems (VIS) products and Fiber Optic products. In May 2010, the Company acquired Copper Products Division (CPD) of Porta Systems Corp.
Description and history
Tii Network Technologies, Inc. (Tii) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and sale of products to service providers in the communications industry for use in their networks. It sells the products through a network of sales channels, principally to telephone operating companies (Telcos), multi-system operators (MSOs) of communications services, including cable and satellite service providers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its products include Network Interface Devices (NID), accessories, Digital Subscriber Line Technology, Intelligent NID, HomePlug, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products, Switchable Voice NID (SVN) products, Voice Intercom Systems (VIS) products and Fiber Optic products. In May 2010, the Company acquired Copper Products Division (CPD) of Porta Systems Corp.

Network Interface Devices

Tii’s NIDs incorporate a variety of components, including the overvoltage surge protectors, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service splitters for broadband delivery and customer bridge modules, which facilitate customer access to the network. Its NIDs are used in single family and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) applications.

Accessories

Tii designs and manufactures a range of products designed to operate in the NIDs. These products include station protectors, customer wiring modules to interconnect service to the home, DSL service splitters, Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) filters and line test modules, which enable remote testing of the integrity of the service providers’ lines.

Digital Subscriber Line Technology

Tii has developed DSL electronic products, including a line of xDSL POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) Splitters. These splitters isolate the voice and data signals on a Telco line to provide separate outputs for phone and data services, which enable DSL services. Modules are available in several NID configurations, as well as several indoor units. Its products also allow DSL signals to coexist with door entry/intercom systems and monitored alarm systems.

Intelligent NID

Tii’s outdoor intelligent residential gateway Outrigger (iNID) facilitates the delivery of Triple-Play bundled services: digital telephone, television (TV) and Internet data by telephone or cable service providers. Its configuration accomplishes this by embedding the Home Phone Network Alliance (HPNA) technology for delivering Internet Protocol (IP) technologies to customers over a home’s existing cable TV (COAX) or telephone wiring.

HomePlug

HomePlug technology enables networking of voice, data and audio devices through the consumers’ alternating current (AC) power lines. The HomePlug- compatible and HomePlug-embedded surge protectors incorporate the Company’s AC protection, filtering and HomePlug Powerline integrated circuits.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Products provide Telco NID like enclosures and advanced gel sealed wire termination products for connection of broadband delivered VoIP telephony service. A range of connectivity solutions is offered for single family, MDU and commercial applications. Switchable Voice NID solutions enable the installation and connection of VoIP telephony to cable subscribers and include SVNs, which remotely activate VoIP telephony. Units are available for single family, multiple dwelling unit and commercial applications.

Voice Intercom Systems products are used in MDUs for telephony delivered via cable, fiber or DSL VoIP to enable the telephone service to work with Gate Entry and Door Entry Intercom systems, which are typically disconnected when broadband services are deployed. Other connectivity products include aerial terminals and enclosures that provide performance in outdoor environments and are located throughout the service providers’ network, typically deployed in aerial locations.

Fiber Optic Products

Tii provides various connectivity modules typically utilized inside Optic Network Terminals (ONTs) and active electronic devices to enable the fiber delivered telephone service to coexist with Gate Entry and Door Entry Intercom systems. It also sells enclosures used for fiber demarcation applications and a grounding and overvoltage protection device used in the deployment of ONTs to service providers, which convert light pulses from a fiber optic line to electrical pulses.

Surge protection products are used by telecommunications providers at the Central Office, remote DSL pedestals and subscriber locations, protecting both personnel and network plant equipment. These include gas tubes, Modular Station Protectors and other Surge Protection Products. The Company has two and three electrode gas tubes designed to withstand multiple high-energy overvoltage surges. Its broad line of station overvoltage surge protectors are designed to be deployed in a variety of configurations to accommodate service providers’ requirements. Tii designs and manufactures a variety of other surge protection devices that include a 75 ohm (ohm meter) coaxial protector for cable networks, a 50-ohm coaxial protector for wireless service providers’ cell sites, a gel-sealed Ethernet data protector and power line/data line protectors for personal computers and home entertainment systems.

The Company competes with Corning Cable Systems LLC, Tyco Electronics Corp, Bourns, Inc., Channell Commercial Corporation, Belkin Corporation and American Power Conversion Corp.

Business Line
Development, manufacture and market of commercial and residential communications products worldwide
Subsidiary
T I I NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Advisor
MARCUM & KLIEGMAN
IPO date
3/17/1992
US SIC Code
3613
Company Address
141, Rodeo Drive

City province or state postal code
11717, EDGEWOOD, NY
Phone: +1 631 789 5000
Fax: +1 631 789 5063
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.tiinettech.com