CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV) a global leader in infrastructure solutions
for communications networks, today announced the significant expansion
of WebTrak™, a Web program that puts cabling factory test results online.
“We’ve all filed important paperwork in a place where we couldn’t
possibly forget, and then, as soon as there’s a need to reference it,
the paperwork is missing. The same can happen with cabling,” said Mark
Peterson, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Enterprise,
CommScope. “For every length of CommScope cabling sold, factory testing
and diagnostic performance results are attached to the cable spools. On
occasion, this paperwork is misplaced. However, with WebTrak, installers
can interface with the CommScope Web, easily retrieving data online and
securing crucial paperwork.”
“We've received phone calls from customers who have misplaced their
paperwork, and at times, the process to find individual reports can be
lengthy,” said Peterson. “For this reason alone, we believe that WebTrak
provides a huge benefit for installers and IT personnel. As an installer
completes testing, he can look online using WebTrak to compare the test
performance to the original specifications. The installer can receive
instant feedback without needing to keep track of a physical report.”
The patented and trademarked WebTrak process provides Internet access to
factory test reports. For optical fiber cables, paper tests will
continue to ship with cabling reels. For Internet access to the test
reports, the process is simple: all installers need is the WebTrak ID
number or, for optical fiber cable, the serial number. This number is
printed on the cable jacket. Installers can enter this number on the
CommScope Web site and pull up the cable’s factory test results in PDF
format from anywhere in the world at any hour. To access a test report
for Uniprise products you can click on http://www.uniprisesolutions.com/webtrak
To access a test report for SYSTIMAX products you can click on http://sx.commscope.com/eng/support_document/webtrak.
For UTP copper cables, the results include Near End Crosstalk (NEXT),
Power Sum Crosstalk (PSNEXT), Equal Level Far End Crosstalk (ELFEXT),
Power Sum Equal Level Far End Crosstalk (PSELFEXT), Return Loss,
Impedance, Attenuation and propagation delay. For optical fiber cables
the results include cable construction and attenuation data for each
optical fiber at two test wavelengths.
The service is already offered on CommScope’s Uniprise® UTP cabling, but
it will be extended to the 71, 81 and 91 series SYSTIMAX® copper cables,
and all CommScope enterprise fiber cabling.
“Occasionally, vendors may face delays due to the need to secure
essential testing documentation. We believe that CommScope provides the
best solution to any potential delay,” said Peterson. “The immediacy of
the release of data from WebTrak should bring piece of mind to the
contractors and to the end users.”
CommScope (NYSE:CTV) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® Solutions and Uniprise™
brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for
business enterprise applications. It is also the world’s largest
manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC)
applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope
combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global
manufacturing capability to provide customers with high-performance
wired or wireless cabling solutions.
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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