SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of the SYSTIMAX® iPatch® Real Time Infrastructure Management solution for data centers. The solution enables data center managers real time remote control over the network’s physical infrastructure, higher levels of security, improved manageability when faced with situations such as disaster recovery, while reducing running costs and increasing productivity.

The iPatch System with System Manager 5.0 software offers data center managers the tools they need to control and manage physical infrastructure connections. From the equipment cabinets to the manager’s desk, it is tailored to deliver the information needed to provide faster fault correction along with improved security and network management.

“Data center managers are faced with very different network challenges when compared to IT managers,” said George Brooks, Global Business Director, CommScope Enterprise Emerging Products, “and the SYSTIMAX iPatch System reflects this. Post 9/11, the majority of data centers have moved into more remote locations, pushing remote administration firmly up the agenda. Risk management issues are also set to continue to be key in 2006 and this solution has been designed to reduce the burden of technology risk management.”

As well as managing connectivity, the iPatch System makes it easier to deploy networked devices such as servers by automatically adding them to racks and cabinets and recording their locations accurately in its database. The system can also handle devices with multiple network connections, while cutting ongoing costs by automating routine management tasks. In addition, it is designed to increase productivity by assisting technicians in completing their work orders and service provisioning.

To save installation time in data centers, iPatch pre-terminated fiber shelves are available in options with LC or SC connector interfaces for patching and MPO connectors in the rear for plug and play cabling. For high performance copper connections in the data centers, Intelligent Panels are also available for the 10 Gb/s GigaSPEED® X10D Solution.

Steve Cullen, Global Network Services, Marsh & McLennan Companies, noted that, “The role of making sure that networks run smoothly has meant we had to spend time travelling between sites to ensure everything is operating as it should, as well as absorbing the extra cost of dedicated on-site personnel. We installed the iPatch System in our new data center in the UK and the remote administration aspect of the solution has dramatically changed the support model, giving us greater confidence in the network and minimizing risks involved in every day business. The system allows us to tell if a device has been added or removed, which dramatically reduces our technology risk. This has lead to changing the standard specification for new facilities across the group to ensure we consider real time infrastructure management at the design phase.”

The iPatch System with System Manager 5.0 software will be available globally and more information can be found at www.systimax.comor at your local SYSTIMAX Solutions office.

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.

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