CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, will demonstrate how it can once again exceed industry standards by successfully enabling a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) data transmission over off-the-shelf multi-mode fiber optic cabling at a length of 430 meters in Shanghai this month.

In collaboration with Ixia, a public demonstration of this data transmission will take place during the Datacenter Dynamics Converged in Shanghai using SYSTIMAX® InstaPATCH® 360 fiber cable assemblies and LazrSPEED® 550 OM4 fiber.

This demonstration will match the same data transmission that was first showcased during Cisco Live! in London in January where CommScope reached the 430-meter mark, and later surpassed it by almost 200 meters.

This successful demonstration reflects CommScope’s continued leadership in creating quality connections for enterprises and paves ways for the companies to build highly reliable and performance-driven network infrastructure for business growth. With the success of the demonstration, companies will also be able to develop a future-proofed communications networks foundation that does not require re-engineering of existing networks or deploy new cable when they evolve to 100G.

“Businesses need to understand the importance of creating intelligent networks that are based on future-proofed communications framework, especially when two-thirds of network failure is because of cabling infrastructure,” said James Young, technical director, Asia Pacific, CommScope. “In Asia, a region where businesses put a heavy emphasis on cost-efficiency and high-productivity, it is the quality of connection that counts the most, and this successful deployment will prove the value high-performance cabling infrastructure can bring.”

The 100GE standard was ratified in 2010 by the IEEE 802.3ba committee for transmissions up to 150 meters of OM4 fiber cable. CommScope’s 430-meter link proves that the range could be effectively doubled through the combined use of high-performance connectivity solutions and advanced optoelectronics. Back in June, this technological advancement was duplicated for the first time publicly in Asia, rather than in closed-door laboratory environments, during the Datacenter Dynamics Converged in Hong Kong.

With 70 percent of the conference’s attendees responsible for the direction, tactical management and operational implementation of their data center strategy, Young said that CommScope is continually evolving this conference programs to meet its growing information needs.

“The demonstration will reflect CommScope’s continued leadership in creating quality connections for enterprises and paves ways for the companies to build highly reliable and performance-driven network infrastructure for business growth,” Young added.

CommScope offers a complete portfolio of network infrastructure solutions that enable enterprise customers, regardless of size, industry or IT budget, to take advantage of business and technology opportunities. CommScope’s SYSTIMAX brand offers voice, data, video and converged connectivity solutions that support mission-critical, high-bandwidth and emerging applications to those that demand unrelenting reliability and quality for everyday needs. CommScope’s Wired For Wireless® solution provides new buildings and campuses with the wireless infrastructure necessary to eliminate weak or blocked signal areas from the outset and prepare them for better wireless coverage.

Datacenter Dynamics Converged Shanghai will take place September 17, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.
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SYSTIMAX, InstaPATCH, LazrSPEED and Wired for Wireless are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope
CommScope (www.commscope.com) has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

About Ixia
Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions. Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia’s solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Ixia’s test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimize and validate the design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment networks. Ixia’s intelligent network visibility platforms provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency, and application delivery of cloud, data center, and service provider networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.


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Joseph P. Depa III, CommScope
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Kelly Dorsey, Ixia
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Financial Contact:
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