Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications
networks, commends and supports the recent study conducted by the
Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) on electrical
performance testing of Category 6 copper patch cords.
According to the study,
the CCCA discovered an 85% failure rate in patch cords produced offshore
by companies who are largely unknown in North America. A second, large
sample set of Category 6 copper patch cords produced by multiple,
well-recognized manufacturers, like CommScope, was also tested and
showed 0% failure rate. None of the failing products was identified as
using independent, third party testing laboratories to verify quality.
Patch cord testing and verification programs are available from leading
independent testing agencies and generally provide a level of quality
assurance to buyers.
“CommScope always has stood behind its tremendous research and
development teams with their efforts to design and manufacture quality
copper patch cords that will serve our customers for years to come” said
Mike Werner, director of product management, CommScope. “CommScope is
proud to provide high performance copper network infrastructure
solutions for next-generation enterprise networks. We proudly support
the CCCA and the results of its study.”
From the SYSTIMAX®
GigaSPEED® X10D and Uniprise®
Ultra 10 solutions that fully comply with the ratified IEEE 802.3an
10GBASE-T standard to the SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® XL and Uniprise® Ultra
Media solutions that exceed Category 6/Class E standard, CommScope has
the next-generation cabling solutions to meet customers’
mission-critical network and business requirements.
CCCA’s patch cord testing program follows the communications cable
testing program conducted in 2008 and 2009, which uncovered a serious
fire safety hazard with non-compliant copper data communications cable
imported into North America.
Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com)
provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We
empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and
how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless
networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications
everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of
technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by
numerous respected brands such as Andrew®,
CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world
through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.
a non-profit corporation formed in 2007, has a mission to serve as the
major resource for well researched, fact-based information on the
technologies and products of structured cabling media to support current
and future needs of the networking, IT and communications industries.
CCCA also is proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade,
industry and governmental organizations in communicating and influencing
policy and decisions affecting the quality, performance and societal
needs of the structured cabling infrastructure. CCCA member companies:
ADC; Accu-Tech; AlphaGary; Anixter; Belden; Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company;
Cable Components Group; CommScope; Daikin America; DuPont; 3M Dyneon;
General Cable; Optical Cable Corporation (OCC); OFS, a Furukawa Company;
PolyOne; Sentinel Connector Systems; Solvay Solexis; Superior Essex;
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.