When the Circuit of The Americas complex, located in Austin, Texas, hosts its first event, the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™, later this year, it will be witnessed live by an estimated 120,000 attendees, with coverage seamlessly broadcast to an additional estimated 30 million people around the world. And as motorsport fans enjoy the unique racing experience, another critical “race” involving high-speed data will be occurring through the high-performance CommScope-powered communications infrastructure that is the foundation of this new all Internet Protocol-based race track, the first such facility in the US.

The 375-acre project began construction in January 2010 with 16 Texas-based contractors including CommScope, whose Enterprise and Wireless segments call Richardson’s Telecom Corridor home. Following its success in providing robust infrastructure for other recent high-profile Texas construction projects, CommScope was chosen to provide more than 25 miles of end-to-end outside plant singlemode fiber cabling and approximately 100 miles of end-to-end Category 6 cabling – enough copper to make about 30 laps around the facility’s 3.4-mile circuit track.

“Having designed and installed reliable, fast and innovative technology solutions at some of the world’s top venues, including Cowboys Stadium and the eagerly anticipated Perot Museum of Nature & Science, the plans and desired capabilities laid out by this project were right up our alley, and we raced to get involved,” said Laurie Oswald, vice president, North American Enterprise Sales, CommScope.

“This completed project will universally reflect CommScope’s promise of creating infrastructure that connects people and technologies. This proven network infrastructure will allow approximately 1.2 million people annually to work and enjoy educational and performance events at the Circuit of The Americas complex.”

In addition to supporting race electronics applications including video surveillance, IPTV video delivery to suites, offices and concession areas, video wall servers, race control and time keeping, CommScope’s solutions will also underlie the venue’s expansive outdoor live music space, a 40,000-square-foot conference and media center, a state-of-the-art, 5,550-square-foot medical facility and a host of other ultra-modern visitor attractions.

“There’s no other racetrack in the world with an all IP-based system that can deliver the advanced communications capabilities to connect fan and venue operations all in one – and CommScope’s reliable, high-speed copper and fiber solutions make it possible,” said Mike Craddock, director of technology, Circuit of The Americas. “But our success in this project has been about more than great technology solutions. CommScope’s dedication to customer service has enabled them to expedite our requests and exceed our timeline goals for construction.”

Installation of all communications infrastructure and construction is expected to be complete by September 2012. As the home of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Circuit of The Americas will welcome its first guests for the Historic Grand Prix (HGP) series November 16-18.

About CommScope

CommScope (www.commscope.com) has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and be the U.S. home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18. The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings will include an expansive outdoor live music space, a conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com.

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. 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.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50380306&lang=en

Contact Us

News Media Contact:
Rick Aspan, CommScope
+1 708-236-6568 or publicrelations@commscope.com
Financial Contact:
Phil Armstrong, CommScope
+1 828-323-4848