SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions and services for businesses, today welcomed the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, to its Brisbane manufacturing center. The Hon Ian Macfarlane presented three members of the SYSTIMAX Solutions’ development team with awards that recognize their outstanding contribution to the creation of a best-in-class cabling solution.

The ceremony took place at a monthly meeting of the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (AEEMA) that was held at the SYSTIMAX Solutions Brisbane manufacturing plant. The presentation of these awards as part of SYSTIMAX Solutions’ employee recognition scheme spotlights the company’s participation in Australian development and world-class innovation.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane addressed guests at the meeting before handing out the awards to electrical technician Craig Masters and engineers Ross Beames and Bob Antoijevic. A tour of the Brisbane facilities followed the formal ceremony.

“We are delighted to be rewarding three key members of our development team for their outstanding contribution to the Company’s products,” said Enterprise Executive Vice President and General Manager Randall Crenshaw. “Through their knowledge and expertise they have assisted in making the industry-leading SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® X10D Solution possible.

“Today’s three award winners have been recognised for their contributions in a highly-specialised area of communications work. By helping to develop the next generation of electronic cabling, they are great modern-day examples of the original Australian spirit of innovation and invention,” said Mr Macfarlane.

SYSTIMAX Solutions believes it is the first vendor to provide a full UTP solution that fully complies with the latest IEEE 802.3an task force guidelines for 10GBASE-T. SYSTIMAX Solutions has developed the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution to provide a next generation total solution that supports both the bandwidth needs of today’s enterprises and the needs of more demanding applications such as high resolution video, grid computing and Storage Area Network/Network Attached Storage (SAN/NAS).

The 10,000-square meter Brisbane operation employs over 100 people and uses over 3000 tonnes of Australian copper a year. It has been operating in Queensland since 1995 when it was originally built to manufacture cable for AT&T. CommScope acquired the facility from AT&T’s successor, Avaya Inc., in 2004 as a part of CommScope’s purchase of Avaya’s Connectivity Solutions business.

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 more than 120 countries worldwide. For further information please visit

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