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MICROSENS Signs GESCAN as Distributor for Industrial Networking Product Line

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Mississauga, 27. April 2004

GESCAN, a premier distributor of electrical and automation products for the Industrial, Utility and Commercial markets and MICROSENS, a leading supplier for fiber optical solutions signing distributor contract.

GESCAN will offer MICROSENS industrial networking product line into a fast expanding market which has a predicted yearly growth rate of more than 80%. “GESCAN’s strength and expertise within the Canadian automation market will allow us to serve our customers and partner’s national wide by providing reliability and outstanding service” comments J. Heller, VP Business Development, MICROSENS Inc.

The Ethernet technology has gained a significant reputation within the automation and industrial environment and offers several advantages over the existing Field Bus Technology.

MICROSENS has implemented many enhanced features in their product line, such as Din Rail mounting, redundant power, ring protection, fast switching (<100ms), VLAN functionality and SNMP management.

“MICROSENS solutions will fill the gap within our current Ethernet product line and offering additional benefits to our current and prospective customers customers”, says Ivan Romanow, Manager Business Development- GESCAN Automation.

The company is a division of Sonepar the world leader in distribution of electrical equipment with operations in 30 countries across four continents, the group’s 19,700 employees and 1,150 sales branches generate annual revenues of more than 6.6 billion euros.

Further details at www.microsens.de/uk/frm_en.php?sw=press.

About MICROSENS
MICROSENS is a world leader in producing optical fiber transmission systems. The company’s expertise covers all applications for optical fiber technology, ranging from internal corporate networks (LAN), via access networks right up to metro networks (MAN).

Our own innovative technology, together with heavy investment in the newest manufacturing equipment, guarantee leading-edge solutions and rapid adaptation to market requirements. MICROSENS offers creative solutions using high quality components to meet customer requirements at the highest level in a goal-oriented and cost-effective way.

Since its launch in 1993, MICROSENS, which is based in Hamm, Westphalia (Germany), has concentrated with increasing success on the development and production of active components for data, telecommunications and network technologies.

As a producer of internationally successful systems, MICROSENS sells its solutions worldwide. The headquarters are located in Hamm with further branches in France, Poland, Singapore and North America. The product range is sold and supported locally by competent partners. All products meet international regulations and standards, such as Gigabit Ethernet, SONET/SDH, Fiber Channel etc.

Last year, the Dortmund International Chamber of Commerce and Trade Corporation awarded the Silver Mercury Bar to MICROSENS. This recognized our tremendous growth in becoming an internationally renowned producer of active communication systems for fiber.

The company has its own production facility, which means we are able to process orders quickly and efficiently. The production processes meet the requirements for achieving a high level of quality and are also designed to meet any special quality demands our customers may have.

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