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 just that."

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.

"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 Solutions."

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.

About Acuity

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

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