To: All Our Friends From Fotec and Fiber
From: Jim And Karen Hayes
Re: What We're Up To Now
Date: July 17, 2002
As most of you know, we are no longer associated with Fotec. Many seem to think that after
selling the company to Fluke Networks, we'd retire. HARDLY!
We have started a new company, VDV Works LLC, and our primary focus is on something a
number of our friends in the VDV business have already asked us about - what's going to
happen to the enormously popular websites and training programs we had created at Fotec.
Well, those websites are gone! All that great content -the "magnet" that
drove all that traffic (about 750,000 hits per month) to the Fotec.com and CableU.net
websites has disappeared.
What we're doing now at VDV Works is creating new content - primarily technical content
for websites - and training focused on fiber optics and voice-data-video (VDV) cabling.
The first sample of our work is the new, improved "Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber
Optics" at http://www.LennieLightwave.com/ Yes! Lennie
is back with us, and so is Uncle Ted! "Uncle Ted's Guide to Cat 5/5e/6" and
some sample web-based training will be on the web this Fall.
We'll be offering our services and technical content to companies and organizations -
that's the basis for VDV Works business. We'll be working with companies who want to market
their products successfully into the VDV market where many of the customers are novices,
desperately looking for understandable technical education.
Of course, we'll continue with our monthly columns in Electrical Contractor and TED, and
we'll be adding a new column for The Fiber Optic Association in Fiberoptic Product News
that starts soon. Our new training program, VDV Academy, will debut at the NECA VDV Expo
next March. We're even getting started on the second edition of Data Voice and Video Cabling
for Delmar Publishing.
Guess it's just hard to get a couple of workaholics to slow down...
Jim + Karen Hayes
VDV Works LLC
5 New Meadows Road, Winchester, MA 01890
Tel/Fax: 1-781-369-4900 http://www.VDVworks.com