SYSTIMAX Solutions™ from CommScope (NYSE: CTV), the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, has contributed to a cultural landmark with the recent completion of its installation for Fort Worth, Texas-based Range Resources Corporation. KRK Technologies, a SYSTIMAX Business Partner, designed and installed the SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® XL copper solution that will provide Range Resources’ new offices in Fort Worth’s City Place (formerly the Tandy Center), with the power and speed it needs to support VoIP, large file transfers and bandwidth-intensive applications.

After RadioShack Corporation moved out of Fort Worth’s Tandy Center, the historic towers, originally built in 1976 and 1978, lay dormant for almost two years. Today, the building’s cores have been dismantled in order to modernize the interiors of the buildings and they have been redeveloped as City Place – a mixed-use complex with residential, commercial and office space. In April, Range Resources, an independent oil and gas company, plans to become the first tenant in the commercial tower and will use SYSTIMAX cabling to support Voice over IP and high-bandwidth engineering programs.

“When we outgrew our existing offices and made the decision to move into City Place, we knew that we were going to need VoIP in the new offices,” Joe Hale, IT Director for Range Resources, said. “But our existing solution just wasn’t going to support it. We knew we needed not just an end-to-end solution, but one that we could rely on for the next five to 10 years. We looked at several products and at four other contractors, but after KRK took us on the tour of SYSTIMAX Labs, and when we saw the technology, what went into it and how well it worked, we knew we’d found the right solution.”

KRK Technologies installed 80,000 feet of the GigaSPEED XL 2071 plenum copper cabling in the horizontal and 5,000 feet of the GigaSPEED XL 2081 plenum cabling in the backbone. Both types meet the TIA/EIA 568-b.2-1 Category 6 and ISO/IEC Category 6 specifications and provide the added performance margin required to support high-bandwidth applications – perfect for Range Resources applications, which include reservoir and 3-D seismic simulations.

“We wanted to make sure that Range Resources had a sophisticated infrastructure and design that would support its more bandwidth-intensive applications,” said Mark Guajardo, RCDD - Operations Manager for KRK Technologies. “SYSTIMAX Solutions is the leader in our industry, and it just made perfect sense to use the GigaSPEED XL for this installation. The solution will enable Range Resources to run its simulations and send and share large image files that you’ll find at any oil and gas company.”

The Category 6 copper cabling will also support VoIP, a quality valued by Range Resources as it has 650 employees in offices in Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In addition, the end-to-end solution will support network line speeds in excess of 1 GB/s for all of the 140 employees, on all five stories, in the Fort Worth office.

“SYSTIMAX Solutions has a long history of providing top-quality, complete solutions that meet, and often exceed, industry standards and specifications,” Mark Peterson, senior vice president, Enterprise Global Marketing, CommScope, said. “That’s why our BusinessPartners, like KRK Technologies, and our end-users, like Range Resources, know they can turn to us for reliable solutions they can count on for years to come. We are excited to be a part of this historic move, and we look forward to continuing to support Range Resources in its endeavors.”

About SYSTIMAX Solutions

SYSTIMAX Solutions from CommScope (NYSE: CTV) is a worldwide leader in structured cabling systems and provides integrated end-to-end connectivity solutions for video, voice, data 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 iPatch® Real Time Infrastructure Management System. The SYSTIMAX AirSPEED™ Solution adds a wireless option to the portfolio. Drawing on their Bell Labs heritage, the people of SYSTIMAX Labs 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 130 countries worldwide.

About Range Resources

RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION (NYSE: RRC) is an independent oil and gas company operating in the Southwestern, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.

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