SYSTIMAX(R) Solutions, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity
solutions, recently completed deployment of its SYSTIMAX(R) GigaSPEED(R)
XL copper and LazrSPEED(R) fiber solutions for The Container Store's
corporate headquarters and national distribution center in Coppell,
Texas. Designed and implemented by Acuity, a leading technology
consulting firm and SYSTIMAX BusinessPartner, the company's technology
network and infrastructure feature the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL Solution.
The Container Store is consistently ranked at the top of FORTUNE
Magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" and is
credited as the originator of the storage and organization category in
the retail industry. As such, they knew they needed an innovative design
and a more organized infrastructure at their new corporate headquarters
to support their business operations for the 15-year lease term.
"We needed a highly customized infrastructure design and product
solution with seamless scalability and flexibility to support the
critical functions of our nationwide network of stores from the
corporate offices," said Jay Wehring, IS platforms director at The
Container Store. "It was critical for us to create a solid
infrastructure that could accommodate advancements in technology and the
increased technology requirements of our organization for the next 15
years. Acuity's technical knowledge and industry expertise provided us
with the detailed designs and implementation plan that allowed us to
maximize the benefits of the great products from SYSTIMAX Solutions(TM)."
The SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL Solution was chosen because it could support
The Container Store's wholesale upgrade/conversion to VoIP (an IP-based
phone solution), digital distribution and inventory tracking
requirements. It also allows their extremely high-speed Local Area
Network (LAN) to support future high-bandwidth capabilities such as
large file transfers, streaming video and other unforeseen future
technology demands. Since the installation, SYSTIMAX Solutions' products
have become the corporate standard for The Container Store locations
throughout the U.S.
"We wanted to make sure that The Container Store had a redundant and
sophisticated infrastructure design that would allow them to deploy and
utilize technology most efficiently," said David Haley, executive
principal of Acuity. "We believe the capacity and flexibility of this
design will allow The Container Store every opportunity to utilize
technology to retain leadership in their industry by maximizing the
technology performance of their headquarters facility for the entire 15
years. SYSTIMAX Solutions provided the product technology needed to do
The Container Store has experienced so much success since the completion
of the project that the company now serves as a reference site for
"SYSTIMAX Solutions has a long tradition of producing unique cabling
products that have reliably given enterprises the support they need and
the peace of mind that comes with installing a cutting-edge solution,"
said Angela Haneklau, vice president, field sales North America,
CommScope Enterprise Solutions. "This track record is the main reason a
leading technology consulting firm like Acuity and a leader like The
Container Store put their trust in the GigaSPEED XL and LazrSPEED
About The Container Store
The Container Store currently has 37 locations across the U.S. and has
been named to FORTUNE magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies
to Work For" for the past seven years. Sales for 2005 are projected at
$500 million. The Container Store is privately held.
Acuity is a women-owned, independent technology consulting firm
considered a leader in the industry of infrastructure design and
deployment to all areas relating to technology infrastructure including
cabling, voice, data (LAN/WAN), security/access control, video, and
telco services as well as special technology environments like data
centers, call centers, Network Operating Centers and trading floors to
its clients across a wide array of industries.
About SYSTIMAX Solutions
SYSTIMAX Solutions(TM), 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(R) X10D and
GigaSPEED XL Solutions, the fiber optic LazrSPEED(R) and TeraSPEED(TM)
Solutions and the intelligent patching iPatch(R) System. The SYSTIMAX
AirSPEED(TM) 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 http://www.systimax.com.
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