SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, announced that FES, a SYSTIMAX BusinessPartner, has been chosen against tough competition to provide a SYSTIMAX Solutions infrastructure for BBC Scotland’s new digital headquarters currently being built at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland. The connectivity project is due for completion in August this year.

The connectivity infrastructure will support the BBC’s future IT strategy as well as their extensive bandwidth demands. The new Broadcast Centre building is set for completion during 2006 and BBC Scotland staff are due to move in the following summer after a year-long technical installation.

John McCarthy, Managing Director, Northern Europe for SYSTIMAX Solutions, commented, “We have dominated the UK media sector for a number of years and this project further demonstrates our expertise and enthusiasm for helping to drive the UK forward as a digital community. FES is the UK SYSTIMAX Authorised BusinessPartner of the Year and we look forward to working with them on many more prestigious projects.”

The BBC chose to install SYSTIMAX Solutions’ award-winning SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® XL copper cabling solution. The GigaSPEED XL Solution was developed by SYSTIMAX Labs and exceeds every applicable Category 6 cabling standard to provide customers with optimum network performance. Coupled with this is a SYSTIMAX TeraSPEED™ fibre installation that provides a full campus-wide backbone. Together, these solutions have been employed to enable the BBC Pacific Quay site to cope with future demands on its network.

The project was delivered by ANIXTER, the world’s leading distributor and logistics services provider of wire, cable and connectivity products.

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 FES

FES is recognised as the largest independently owned Electrical Contractor in Scotland, and has over 40 years of experience. The company has more than 110 Apprentices in training in various disciplines, including electrical, mechanical and communications. It is currently involved in the design of 15 new secondary schools under South Lanarkshire Schools PPP Contract and Lochgilphead Hospital and will soon be starting on structured cabling installations at Telford College, Edinburgh City Council HQ and Crosshouse Hospital. In addition FES is embarking upon a measured growth expansion from its Manchester office.

Forward-looking Statements

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