SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, today announced that it supplied the SYSTIMAX® 10-Gigabit Ethernet over copper/UTP (unshielded twisted pair) end-to-end cabling solution to Deloitte for its new primary data center. SYSTIMAX BusinessPartner, Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure (DDAI), installed the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® X10D Solution at the center in Woodlands Office Park in Johannesburg. The SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution offers end-to-end, 10 Gigabit network connections that comply with current IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T specifications as well as proposed TIA and ISO/IEC specifications for Category 6A/ Class EA cabling.

Commenting on its new data center, Mark Baillie, Consultant to Deloitte said: “This is Deloitte’s second data center in the Woodland Office Park in South Africa to be built as part of the firm’s service continuity plan. During lengthy and careful planning, it was decided to use best-in-class products and the latest proven technology backed by a world-leading infrastructure technology company. We believe the GigaSPEED X10D Solution delivers the highest throughput available today on UTP copper cabling.”

The new center supports Local, Campus and Wide Area Networks (LAN, CAN and WAN) and acts as a back-up disaster recovery facility. As part of Deloitte’s system upgrade path, the GigaSPEED X10D Solution also gives the center the bandwidth it needs for new, network-intensive applications such as VoIP and converged networking.

DDAI also constructed the single story, 200 m2 data center, which has raised flooring along with advanced fire protection, cooling and security features, was finished on schedule. Five hundred 10 Gb/s panel-to-panel environmental connections were installed in the data center and another 48 went into adjacent development areas.

SYSTIMAX Solutions believes it is the first vendor to provide a full UTP solution that complies with the latest IEEE 802.3an specifications for 10GBASE-T as well as proposed TIA and ISO/IEC specifications for Category 6A/Class EA cabling. SYSTIMAX Solutions developed GigaSPEED X10D cabling to meet these new standards, providing a next-generation total solution that supports both the bandwidth needs of today and even more demanding applications expected in the future. These network-intensive applications include high-resolution video, grid computing and Storage Area Networks.

“SYSTIMAX Solutions has a long tradition of producing innovative cabling solutions that give enterprise managers the peace of mind that comes with installing a leading-edge solution based on proven technology,” said James Preston, Sales Director, SYSTIMAX Solutions in South Africa. “In addition, users of the GigaSPEED X10D Solution are protected by the industry-leading SYSTIMAX SCS 20-year Extended Product Warranty and Application Assurances.”

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

About Deloitte

Deloitte is the only fully integrated business consulting and advisory service firm in Southern Africa. It employs more than 3000 people in 18 offices across Southern Africa.

The company’s team of professionals serves many of Southern Africa's largest publicly-owned companies as well as family and private businesses and the public sector. It provides services in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory.

Globally, Deloitte has professionals at work in nearly 150 countries, and its member firms deliver audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services worldwide — serving more than one-half of the world's largest companies.

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