SYSTIMAX Solutions(TM), the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, is building upon its proprietary network analysis tools and techniques to create what it believes are the most reliable and high-performance structured cabling solutions in the world, including its SYSTIMAX(R) GigaSPEED(R) X10D 10Gb/s UTP copper cabling solution. In addition, the system recently has met the Cisco Technology Developer Program criteria for interoperability with Cisco Unified Communication products.

Using proprietary Modal Decomposition Modeling, Connector Field Pattern Modeling and Cable Twist Accuracy Technology, the GigaSPEED X10D Solution specifically has been engineered and tested to minimize Alien Crosstalk - a crucial impairment to 10 Gigabit Ethernet's adoption in current and future enterprise networks. Alien Crosstalk is the undesired coupling noise between adjacent cables and connectors and usually occurs in cables that are bundled and tie-wrapped together in a close configuration. The like pairs "talk" to each other and create disruptions in the flow of information. Failure to minimize Alien Crosstalk will result in inferior transmission performance and insufficient bandwidth to ensure reliable 10 Gb/s performance.

In order to test the Alien Crosstalk performance of its cable in the worst possible operating conditions, engineers in SYSTIMAX Labs used a stringent "six-around-one" configuration across the entire swept frequency. In addition SYSTIMAX Solutions' sophisticated testing of its GigaSPEED X10D Solution were witnessed and confirmed by independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).

"For a 10 Gigabit UTP solution to both comply with industry standards and operate in today's sophisticated enterprise networks, it must satisfactorily address the issue of Alien Crosstalk. Frankly, if you don't eliminate a significant amount of Alien Crosstalk within the design of the cabling channel - you don't have a 10G solution," said industry consultant David Haley of Acuity, Inc.

"Because of its strong engineering and testing," Haley continued, "SYSTIMAX Solutions develops lasting technology, technology that addresses the current and future needs of the enterprise network, which is a key characteristic of companies involved in the Cisco Technology Developer Program."

SYSTIMAX Solutions joined the Cisco Technology Developer Program as an IP Communications participant and has recently evolved from Affiliate to Partner status. Participation in the Cisco Technology Developer Program enhances the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution by providing tools for determining interoperability with a host of Cisco Unified Communication products that are key components of today's demanding network environments.

The SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution provides enterprise customers with a complete UTP solution conforming to the latest TIA Category 6A and ISO Class E(A) cabling channel requirements and compliant with the IEEE standards for 10GBASE-T. In addition, this next generation total solution will support 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 Cisco Technology Developer Program sets criteria for interoperability testing by independent third parties and enables leading product and services firms to deploy innovative business solutions. The program provides enterprise or service provider customers with information regarding Cisco Technology Developer Partner products and services that an independent testing facility has tested and found to interoperate with Cisco networking technology.

"Cisco supports open, standards-based architectures and shares a commitment to interoperable solutions with SYSTIMAX Solutions. Through this vision, the Cisco Technology Developer Program delivers the power of choice to enterprises or service providers-the ability to extend the Cisco end-to-end architecture with our participants' solid products and technologies," said Cherie Reed, manager, Cisco Technology Developer Program. "With Cisco Technology Developer Program member offerings such as the GigaSPEED X10D Solution, customers can deploy a broad range of business solutions that foster innovation and drive rapid adoption of business-critical technologies."

SYSTIMAX Solutions' products support the following Cisco products: all Linksys products, IP/VC 3510 Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) v2.2,Cisco Unity Bridge 3.0.1,Cisco Unity 4.0.3,Cisco PIX Firewall, Cisco Multimedia Conference Manager 12.1(5)XM3,Cisco MDS-based storage products, Cisco IP/VC 3540 Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) v1.0,Cisco IP/VC 3530 Video Terminal Adapter, Cisco IP/VC 3525 Gateway v2.2,Cisco IP/VC 3520 Gateway v2.2,Cisco IP Phone 7900 Series, Cisco IP Contact Center (IPCC),Cisco Intelligent Contact Management (ICM),Cisco eMail Manager (CEM), Cisco Distribution Switches: 4XXX Series, Cisco Distribution Switches: 36XX Series, Cisco Distribution Switches: 3548XL,Cisco Computer Telephony Integration (CTI),Cisco Collaboration Server (CCS),Cisco CallManager Express 3.2,Cisco CallManager 4.1(x),Cisco CallManager 4.0(x),Cisco Access Switches, Cisco 7600 Series Routers, Cisco 7500 Series Routers and Catalyst 65XX Layer 3 Switches.

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 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(R) System. The SYSTIMAX AirSPEED(TM) 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 120 countries worldwide.

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