HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, today announced that all enterprise cables now manufactured are in compliance with industry environmental regulations that are scheduled to become effective in mid-2006. SYSTIMAX Solutions has virtually eliminated lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury and polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) from its enterprise cables to meet the requirements of the “Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances” (RoHS) directive.

All twisted pair and fiber optic cables produced under the SYSTIMAX® brand in the company’s plants in Claremont, NC, Bray, Ireland, Brisbane, Australia, Jaguariuna, Brazil, and its wholly owned subsidiary in Omaha, NE, now comply with these requirements.

The RoHS regulations prohibit the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment as well as in their materials and components such as some cable products. The European Union is implementing programs to ensure compliance by July 1, 2006. The State of California in the U.S. has already adopted similar regulations. Other U.S. states either have already adopted or are considering implementing similar regulations in the future, as are countries such as China. “We have achieved a significant environmental milestone,” said Sandra Young, Global VP of Enterprise Solutions Marketing. “SYSTIMAX Solutions has always had a commitment to manufacturing environmentally friendly cable. Our ‘green’ product development philosophy has made this compliance effort easier for us and has helped us stay ahead of the industry.”

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 120 countries worldwide. For further information please visit http://www.systimax.com.

Forward-looking Statements

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.

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