SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity
solutions, today announced that it plans to donate 100,000 feet of
SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® XL Category 6 non-plenum data
cable to Levine Children’s Hospital, part of Carolinas HealthCare System
(CHS), being built in Charlotte, North Carolina. The donation is part of
a community-wide effort to build a state-of-the-art pediatric medical
center to serve the growing number of children in the Charlotte area,
which is expected to increase by 23 percent over the next eight years.
“We already are operating at full capacity, so we knew we needed to
build this hospital to plan for the future growth in the area,” said
Betty Kuhn, senior director of development services for the Carolinas
Healthcare Foundation, the charitable arm of CHS. “It also was important
to build this hospital in the most financially efficient way possible,
and that is why gifts like the one from SYSTIMAX Solutions are so
crucial. The cabling they will provide for this project will last us
well into the future.”
The total cost of the Levine Children’s Hospital project will be an
estimated $85 million. Fundraising efforts and in-kind donations from
CHS employees and executives, private donations and friends of the
hospital, such as SYSTIMAX Solutions, are expected to raise $60
million of that amount.
“Of all enterprise applications for our product, hospital environments
prove one of the most critical. Large digital medical files need to be
able to be transferred in as little time as possible and require the
cabling infrastructure to support that kind of bandwidth need,” said
Peter Karlsson, senior vice president of sales for CommScope’s
enterprise business. “We are more than happy to contribute to making the
Levine Children’s Hospital dream a reality so that it can have the
infrastructure to support its long-term needs.”
The SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL Solution combines the simplicity and
versatility of copper cabling with support for the most demanding
gigabit applications. With performance well beyond Category 6
specifications and transmissions almost three times quicker than
Category 5e solutions, the GigaSPEED XL Solution gives desktop systems
less downtime and more bandwidth-intensive throughput than ever before.
It is an ideal choice for businesses whose applications require
real-time data, fast file transfers and streaming media. In addition,
its superior performance across a 250MHz frequency range offers
potential for multi-gigabit throughput in the future.
Forty-one patents have been granted on innovations that help the
GigaSPEED XL Solution achieve a breakthrough in Category 6/Class E
copper cabling performance.
Today ~ The Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical
The Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) treats an
average of 130 children each day – more children than any other hospital
in North Carolina. Located on the seventh floor of CMC, the current
facility houses a 78-bed general pediatrics unit, a Level IV Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit, a Neonatal Progressive Care Nursery, a Pediatric
Intensive Care Unit, and a Children’s Specialty Center. Named by Child
Magazine as one of the top 25 children’s hospitals in the country,
the hospital serves as the regional referral center for certain
pediatric transplants and pediatric surgical services.
Tomorrow ~ Levine Children’s Hospital
To accommodate projected growth of up to 95,000 children in this
community during the next decade, CMC will open Levine Children’s
Hospital – a 12-story, 234-bed facility designed with family-centered
care as a top priority. The hospital will feature larger patient rooms
to better meet the needs of children and their families, a new Family
Resource Center with a pediatric health library and work stations, a
13-bed rehabilitation unit, and extensive child life program areas and
Scheduled to open in 2007, Levine Children Hospital will be the third
largest children’s facility in the Southeast and will offer several of
the region’s “firsts,” such as the first day hospital, cardiac intensive
care unit, and 24-hour pediatric emergency department.
About SYSTIMAX Solutions
SYSTIMAX Solutions™, a CommScope company (NYSE: CTV), is a worldwide
leader in structured cabling systems and provides integrated end-to-end
connectivity solutions for voice, data, video and building management
applications in both wired and wireless enterprise networks.
SYSTIMAX Solutions supplies its high performance and market-leading
range of products through a network of highly skilled BusinessPartners.
The product range includes the copper based GigaSPEED® X10D and
GigaSPEED XL Solutions, the fiber-optic LazrSPEED® and TeraSPEED™
Solutions and the intelligent patching iPatch® System. The SYSTIMAX
AirSPEED™ Solution adds a wireless option to the portfolio. SYSTIMAX
Labs and the people who have spearheaded these innovations will continue
to play an integral role in the future success of SYSTIMAX Solutions.
Currently the company’s BusinessPartners install an average of over
1,000 miles (1,600km) of SYSTIMAX cable every day in approximately 100
countries worldwide. For further information please visit http://www.systimax.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could
cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking
statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any
obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.