DMSI was selected as GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch finalist

Finalists Announced for the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Companies now in the running to be selected as an Honoree for this year’s award

(SARASOTA, FL) – Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International was among the first round of the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists recently announced.  The awards event – now in its twelfth year – honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards Celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Together, the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent nearly 2,000 jobs and generate over $430 million in revenue. These companies, all of which are “worth watching,” anticipate a growth of 40 percent in revenue and 18 percent in employment by the end of 2022. 

“I’m a woman of faith and always big with faith. I consider each day a gift, an opportunity, and a privilege. DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have, be determined by the possibilities of what we could have. At DMSI, we don’t just manufacture cables; we create the solution.” Said Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO of DMSI International.

The Finalists were selected from close to 300 nominations across the state and are now in the running to be named a GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honoree.  If selected as an Honoree, these exemplary second-stage companies will join the 550 second-stage companies across the state that have been recognized since 2011.

“This group of business owners represents the remarkable second-stage businesses operating across the state of Florida,” said Jennifer Taylor, President, and CEO of GrowFL. “They demonstrate the agility, perseverance, and innovation needed to take their business to the next level. GrowFL is proud to support Florida’s second-stage entrepreneurs and help to play a part in recognizing their success.  We look forward to celebrating these innovative companies as they continue to grow and have a significant impact on Florida’s economy.”

GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises that are already located within Florida. To qualify for the award, companies must have between 6 and 150 employees and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million in 2021.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”

The Honorees for this year’s award will be announced in October. The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration will take place on February 23, 2023, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit https://growfl.com/about-growfl-flctw/

About DMSI International:

Diversified Material Specialists, Inc. (DMSI) International is an ISO-approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products. Our unique concept of Owning the Core® of our business gives us the latitude to develop, engineer, and produce quality products at competitive pricing.

For over 25 years, DMSI has been steadily building a solid customer base across the globe delivering a simple and highly focused manufacturing solution for our customers. Our business strategy revolves around the concept of a totally diversified manufacturing company providing integrated solutions to our clients.

About GrowFL:  

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  Website: https://www.growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:  

The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.

EDC of Sarasota County Economic Outlook Luncheon 2022

“DMSI is a unique company in every aspect of the word ‘unique’. We are visionaries; a company built by people who are dedicated and determined to not let the things we do not have determined by the possibilities of what we could have.” — DMSI International CEO, Jeneth D’Alonzo

SARASOTA – On May 20th, our CEO Jeneth D’Alonzo was invited to be one of the two keynote speakers at the Sarasota Economic luncheon at Hyatt Sarasota. She gave a heartfelt and wonderful speech before over 500 attendees.

Also at the event, Jeneth was able to meet our U.S. Congressman Greg Steube.

Some of the DMSI family were in attendance as well supporting our CEO’s speaking engagement and understanding the thriving economy of Sarasota County therewithal.

U.S. Congressman Greg Steube with DMSI CEO, Jeneth D’Alonzo
In attendance: (top – left to right) Kheen Malait (Shipping/Receiving Supervisor), Jeff D’Alonzo (CFO/President), Casey D’Alonzo (Business Development), Patrick Alexander (Director of Human Resources), Roberta McLaughlin (Inside Sales), Evan Samson (Integrated Marketing Communications Officer) | (bottom – left to right) Paulette Maltese (Customer Service), Kelley Hammond (Materials Analyst), Ada Joy Agovida (Logistics Manager), Ivy Catacutan (Testing/Production), Jeneth D’Alonzo (CEO), Menchie Calesa (Product Implementation Specialist), Renelyn Calesa (Sr. Materials Purchasing Analyst), Iylin Flock (General Manager)

DMSI wins SHRA Diversity Award

DMSI team during team building bowling event

Lakewood Ranch, FL – DMSI International was presented Sarasota-Manatee Human Resource Association Diversity Award during December 2021 SHRA Holiday Social & Installation of 2022 Officers and Board of Directors event. Accepting the award on behalf of DMSI was Director of Human Resources, Patrick Alexander.

At DMSI, we celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Our company, led by Filipino-American Female CEO, Jeneth D’Alonzo – consists of 50% female employees and 65% minorities – continuously provide a safe, positive, and encouraging environment that values individuality, uniqueness, and camaraderie in our workplace.

DMSI is committed to motivate its diverse employees for the growth, development, and success of the company and its people.

New OMNIA-RA Series

Light-weight and durable hardware enclosures (COVERED BY U.S. PATENT NO. 10,191,238)

The New OMNIA-RA Enclosure Series offers a lightweight yet durable option for our customers. It is a user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing alternative to our previous model that is sure to be a great solution for our customer’s connectivity needs.

FEATURES:

  • The Enclosure’s Reduced Depth and Aluminum Body provide for a lightweight, one-man installations and costs less to ship.
  • The Riveted Piano Hinge ensures durable, long-lasting Front Door action without the hassle of extra hardware.
  • The stylish Slide Tray and Cable Management Bar are now manufactured out of one piece of metal for ease of use and again require less hardware.
  • Two attractive Door Knobs with Magnetic Catches provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance while making it simple for the user to open and close the Front Door.
  • The new Rear Door offers easy removal with a unique Dual Plunger Design.
  • An attached Rear Cable Management Plate requires less hardware and is less expensive to manufacture.
  • The Pure White Paint Color gives the Enclosure a clean professional appearance.

Consult DMSI For Your Fiber Optic Needs

DMSI is ready to work with you to customize your fiber optic network!

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a lower cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution? DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

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DMSI Values Your Time

Time-based competition is a constructed economical strategy whose focus is to compress the time required to propose, develop, manufacture, market, and deliver its products. For accomplishing a sustainable competitive advantage, it emphasizes time as the main factor.

The term time-based competition was first coined by George Stalk and introduced in a 1988 Harvard Business Review article entitled “Time-The Next Source of Competitive Advantage”, and published in a follow-up book in 1990, “Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition Is Reshaping Global Markets”.

Here at DMSI, we emphasize responding to customer demands in a fast and efficient manner because we value our customer’s time; this is in comparison with our other big competitors with 5 to 6 months lead time. Lead time reduction throughout the system is our top priority, from the time you place an order, manufacturing, and until you finally receive the product. Thus, providing you with superior quality products and prompt delivery performance at a lower-competitive price.

We have cable and components in stock, ready to build finished products (e.g., panels, trunks, jumpers, MTP products, media converters).

Consult DMSI For Your Fiber Optic Needs

DMSI is ready to work with you to customize your fiber optic network!

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a lower cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution? DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for more updates on our business and related cabling information.

MDC Connector Structure

The MDC connector is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex optical connector designed for termination of single-mode and multimode fiber cables up to 2.0mm in diameter. It is a 2-fiber connector using proven 1.25mm LC ferrules, providing 3x density over LC. Adapters use the same port cutouts and sizes as LC, allowing current designs to transfer from LC to MDC. MDC solutions include uniboot style jumpers, harnesses, trunks, panels, and many pre-terminated MTP® options.

FEATURES:

  • Insertion and Removal via a push-pull strain relief boot
  • Reversible polarity without exposing fibers, and without the use of a tool
  • Meets IEC 61735-1 Grade B optical performance
  • Optional component for multiple jumper insertion and removal from ports
  • Uniboot design, terminates on 2.0mm micro cable
  • Multimode and Single-mode UPC & APC options
  • GR-326 and TIA-568 compliant

For high-density data centers application, DMSI designed and engineered OMNIA® Next Generation MDC Solutions for guaranteed exceptional optical performance and optimal stability exceeding the requirements of Telcordia GR-326. (https://www.dmsimfg.com/mdc/)

DMSI is ISO Certified

An ISO certified company, DMSI consistently provides quality products and services, while monitoring processes and adjusting as needed for improvements in the ISO quality system.  

Click here to view the certification

ABOUT ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

(reference: https://www.iso.org/standard/62085.html)

DMSI is WBENC and WOSB CERTIFIED

 
 

DIVERSIFIED MATERIAL SPECIALISTS, INC. DBA DMSI, an ISO approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products, has successfully met WBENC’s standards as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and received National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

DMSI is an eligible WOSB for the WOSB Program, as set forth in 13 C.F.R. part 127 and has been certified as such by an SBA approved Third Party Certifier pursuant to the Third Party Agreement, dated July 30, 2011, and available at www.sba.gov/wosb.

About DMSI
Established in 1996, DMSI is a global manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic connectivity products. We build long-term relationships with our customers by providing exceptional customer service through the pursuit of innovation and advanced technology and world class customer service. We build the same high-performance product as the big brand names, but without the big brand price tag.

About WBENC
Founded in 1997, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

WBENC’s Mission
Dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs), and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

For additional information, please visit https://www.wbenc.org/

Important Update Regarding COVID-19

At DMSI we value our employees and continue to monitor all updates to the global COVID-19 pandemic and are taking every measure to ensure the safety of our employees. DMSI has been classified as an essential business, as we strive to serve our customers by manufacturing materials and equipment essential for infrastructure in the communications, health and government sectors. Our goal is to continue uninterrupted service to our customers, but we understand that events beyond our control may delay shipments and deliveries. DMSI is working to minimize any interruptions to our customers during this crisis.

Thank you for your support.

DMSI’s New OMNIA® Next Generation Solutions with US Conec’s MDC Connector: 3x More Density

HICKORY, N.C. – US Conec, a global leader in providing passive components for high-density optical interconnects, has unveiled its new duplex optical connector solution: the MDC connector. Leading in a new era in two-fiber connectivity, this trailblazing connector design brings superior density, field configurability, straightforward insertion/extraction, and optimal carrier-grade performance to the ELiMENT® brand single fiber connector portfolio.

The MDC connector is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex optical connector designed for termination of single-mode and multimode fiber cables up to 2.0mm in diameter. It is a 2-fiber connector using proven 1.25mm LC ferrules, providing 3x density over LC. Adapters use the same port cutouts and sizes as LC, allowing current designs to transfer from LC to MDC. MDC solutions include uniboot style jumpers, harnesses, trunks, panels, and many pre-terminated MTP® options.

“Supporting port breakout architectures for emerging transceiver MSAs, the smaller size will allow a single array transceiver to accept multiple MDC patch cables which are individually accessible directly at the transceiver interface. The new format will support four individual MDC cables in a QSFP footprint and two individual MDC cables in an SFP footprint.” – US Conec

For high-density data centers application, DMSI designed and engineered OMNIA® Next Generation MDC Solutions for guaranteed exceptional optical performance and optimal stability exceeding the requirements of Telcordia GR-326. (https://www.dmsimfg.com/mdc/)

MDC connectors are installed and removed using a push-pull strain relief boot. The boot assists in very dense applications providing easy extraction from adapters and ports. Polarity is easily changed without the need of a tool or exposing fibers, by simply pulling back the strain relief and rotating around the connector body. Jumpers are exclusively micro-size cables, and are available with alternate connectors on the other end, such as LC, for connecting to existing infrastructure.

Using the existing families of Classic, PRM, and LGX compatible panels or modules allows end users to upgrade in fiber density without the added cost of buying a new hardware enclosure or system. Simply swap out the existing panel or module to an MDC and plug in the additional fibers required.

Panels use an MDC adapter to accept a jumper or pre-terminated trunk on each side of the panel, up to 48 fiber per Classic panel.

Modules use a denser MDC adapter to achieve higher fiber counts over panels. A standard Classic MDC module provides 72 fibers, using 12 MDC adapter ports at 6 fibers each, with 6 MTP® ports on the back. Standard modules use pinned (male) MTP connectors and should be mated with non-pinned (female) trunk cables.

OMNIA-RA 1U Classic Enclosure

Fiber Count: 2 cassettes, up to 144 fibers
3x fiber density of LC duplex adapters
Lightweight
Easily slide in and out

OMNIA-RA 1U PRM Enclosure

Fiber Count: 4 cassettes, up to 288 fibers
3x fiber density of LC duplex adapters
Lightweight
Easily slide in and out