MPD Fully Functioning During the Covid-19 Emergency

We just thought we’d let all of you know that it is business as usual at Octagon Communications and MPD. All necessary precautions have been taken, and, as several of our staffers already work remotely, the office is open for business until we are told otherwise.

The August issue of MPD will arrive on schedule, and of course our website and the digital edition will continue to be available.

Feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns!

We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.

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August 1, 2020 – Mini-Circuits has announced an expansion of its distribution partnership with Mouser Electronics, Inc., making Mouser an authorized distributor of Mini-Circuits’ product line in 206 countries (listed […]

Keysight’s 5G Test Solutions Enable SK Telecom to Verify Performance of 5G Devices on Korean Mobile Operator’s Network

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Unjacketed Flexible Stainless Steel Conduit

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