On the heels of the ratification of the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T (10 Gb/s
Ethernet over twisted pair cabling) standard, SYSTIMAX® Solutions, the
worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, announces the
availability of the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® X10D FTP (Foiled Twisted Pair)
Solution. Designed by scientists and engineers at SYSTIMAX Labs, the new
FTP cabling solution is designed to support these new 10 Gb/s networking
and cabling standards. The GigaSPEED X10D FTP Solution has been
developed for customers who have a strong preference for FTP solutions.
“SYSTIMAX SolutionsTM has been delivering 10 Gb/s UTP cabling
solutions for nearly two years now,” said Luc Adriaenssens, Senior Vice
President, R&D and Technology, Enterprise, CommScope. “Since we are
dedicated to understanding and responding to our customers’ needs, we
know there is a portion of the cabling market that prefers FTP solutions
and we now intend to address that demand. In doing that, we want to
offer a solution that allows FTP customers to profit from the advanced
technology we have developed over the years.”
Just as with SYSTIMAX Solutions’ 10 Gb/s UTP solution, the GigaSPEED
X10D FTP Solution complies fully with the new upcoming Class EA
cabling channel specifications and Category 6A cabling
channel specifications. It has been specifically engineered with
enhanced cable and connector performance designed to overcome the
challenges that 10 Gigabit Ethernet requirements bring to FTP solutions.
The common thread in SYSTIMAX Solutions’ developments is the creation of
10 Gb/s Ethernet Platforms that CommScope expects will be transporting
the majority of network traffic in the future. With the 10 Gb/s cabling
standards evolving, the launch of the new solution marks a clear
strategy by SYSTIMAX Solutions to expand its leadership position in the
10 Gb/s Ethernet infrastructure market, an area the company already
addresses with its existing LazrSPEED® fiber and GigaSPEED X10D UTP
“This expansion into the FTP cabling market does not alter our
commitment to the development of advanced UTP solutions, but is designed
to augment the range of high performance infrastructure types
available,” Adriaenssens continued. “With the new Category 6A/Class EA
specifications expected to be released soon, it is now
possible for customers to have a choice of solutions able to meet these
standards according to their preferences. The new GigaSPEED X10D FTP
solution will bring the superior performance capabilities we have
developed for our UTP solution to customers who prefer an FTP option.”
The GigaSPEED X10D FTP solution will be launched first in the EMEA
(Europe, Middle East and Africa) market followed by global availability.
More information can be found at www.systimax.com.
About SYSTIMAX Solutions
SYSTIMAX Solutions from CommScope (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. Drawing on their Bell Labs
heritage, the people of SYSTIMAX Labs 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 120 countries worldwide.
For further information please visit http://www.systimax.com
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