SYSTIMAX Solutions, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, has provided its enterprise-based SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® X10D cabling and InstaPATCH® Plus Solutions to Interop® Las Vegas 2006 to connect the show’s InteropNet network. Exhibitors and show management will use SYSTIMAX Solutions’ copper and fiber cabling infrastructure to run their exhibitions and Internet services – an opportunity for SYSTIMAX Solutions to demonstrate the capabilities of its solutions to enterprise end users.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to show the effectiveness of our enterprise connectivity solutions than to actually make them the core of what connects the largest enterprise IT tradeshow in the United States,” said Luc Adriaenssens, Senior Vice President R&D and Technology, Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. “This opportunity allows us to demonstrate the superior quality of our 10Gb/s copper and optical fiber cabling and patching solutions in an extremely demanding environment while reinforcing the importance of cabling for future enterprise applications.”

The backbone of the Network Operations Center (NOC) for the InteropNet trade show is connected via the InstaPATCH Plus Solution using SYSTIMAX Solutions’ laser-optimized multimode and singlemode fiber solutions – OptiSPEED®, LazrSPEED® and TeraSPEED. Connectivity from the NOC to portions of the exhibit floor is provided by the GigaSPEED X10D Solution.

InteropNet is a key feature of the Interop events. Each time the trade show is held, Interop selects industry leaders to apply some of their “best practices” in designing and operating large networks to demonstrate “best-of-breed” technology. The selected companies may then promote the InteropNet as a leading example of how to tackle a wide-scale deployment of the latest technologies. This year’s InteropNet will offer 10/100/1000BASE-TX connectivity and high-bandwidth access to the Internet for exhibitors, conference rooms, meeting rooms and attendees.

“The InteropNet is a cutting-edge network built in collaboration with carefully selected vendors who put their products to the test of the ultimate networking challenge,” said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. “Our exhibitors and attendees depend on this network to connect them to the Internet. Participants such as SYSTIMAX Solutions are valuable contributors to the innovation and expertise of the InteropNet for the benefit of our attendees.”

“We feel very fortunate to have such high-performance cabling solutions as part of the InteropNet Network,” said Glenn Evans, Interop’s Lead Network Engineer. “The solutions themselves give us great flexibility to design our network in the most efficient manner and get it running quickly.”

SYSTIMAX Solutions believes its GigaSPEED X10D Solution is the first end-to-end UTP solution that fully complies with the latest draft IEEE 802.3an task force guidelines for 10GBASE-T as well as the latest TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC Category 6A/Class EA requirements. It has been specifically engineered with enhanced cable and connector performance designed to support emerging 10 Gigabit Ethernet requirements. The GigaSPEED X10D Solution provides 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, data centers and Storage Area Network/Network Attached Storage (SAN/NAS).

The InstaPATCH Plus System features a high-density, factory-terminated, factory-tested, modular fiber connectivity solution that allows installers to connect system components together simply and quickly. This modular system approach enables 96 fibers to be connected and ready for service in the time it takes to make a single fiber connection with traditional systems. The InstaPATCH Plus System is designed to support locations, such as data centers, that require high-density, rapid deployment and high performance. The InstaPATCH Plus System incorporates SYSTIMAX OptiSPEED multimode, LazrSPEED laser-optimized multimode and TeraSPEED singlemode fiber technologies to support today's most demanding applications while allowing easy migration to the next generation technology.

SYSTIMAX Solutions will be exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas 2006 at booth No. 1637 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from April 30 to May 5. More information about Interop can be found at

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® 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 120 countries worldwide.

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About Interop®

Interop®, now part of the CMP Media family of global brands, has led the revolution and evolution in IP networking for the past twenty years, and is dedicated to promoting and demonstrating the interoperability of the converged network, applications and devices to seamlessly exchange and use information to address the full range of business challenges facing IT organizations today and tomorrow. As the leading destination for technology buyers and sellers, Interop has fostered the growth and evolution of the IT industry for the past two decades, and remains the most anticipated and only comprehensive IT event. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop® provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop® Las Vegas will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 30-May 5, 2006, and Interop® New York 2006 will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, September 18-22, 2006. For more information about these events, visit

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