SYSTIMAX Solutions™ today announced that it is now a principal member of
the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group dedicated to the continued
success and expansion of Ethernet technology. SYSTIMAX Solutions expects
to play a key role in assisting the Ethernet Alliance to fulfill its
mission of helping member companies increase acceptance and reduce
time-to-market of Ethernet products by supporting the advancement of
existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.
"The Ethernet Alliance is committed to the continued success and
expansion of Ethernet technology and SYSTIMAX Solutions is pleased to
participate and support this alliance as a principal member,” said Luc
Adriaenssens, Senior Vice President of R&D and Technology. "With the 10
Gigabit Ethernet standard expected to be ratified this summer, the
Alliance will have a host of new technologies to promote and support. We
are excited to be able to utilize our experience with 10 Gigabit
Ethernet over UTP cabling in order to aid the Alliance in its mission to
promote industry awareness and advancement of Ethernet technology and
Unlike past alliances that support single IEEE 802 Ethernet projects,
the Ethernet Alliance will exist for as long as it remains relevant to
IEEE 802 Ethernet technology. Its mission is to support IEEE 802
Ethernet projects in a number of ways, including:
• Speeding acceptance and time-to-market for new Ethernet markets and
• Cultivating efforts to define and develop new Ethernet technologies;
• Educating Ethernet users on their choices and implementations for
Moreover, the Ethernet Alliance removes the barrier of start-up and
organizational issues that surround individually dedicated efforts,
potentially saving both time and money.
“Within days of our public launch, the Ethernet Alliance received
numerous requests from companies who wanted to join. These members truly
represent the diversity of Ethernet supporters from the carrier to the
consumer,” said Brad Booth, president, Ethernet Alliance. “We are
especially pleased to have SYSTIMAX Solutions as a member of the
Ethernet Alliance and look forward to adding their unique expertise in
this area to our organization.”
Other members of the Ethernet Alliance include 3Com, ADC, Aeluros, Agere
Systems, Allied Telesis, AMCC, Aquantia, Beam Express, Broadcom, Cisco
Systems, ClariPhy, Extreme Networks, Force10 Networks, Foundry Networks,
Fulcrum Microsystems, Gibson Guitar, Infinera, Intel, Lawrence Berkeley
Labs, Luxtera, NetEffect, Neterion, Pioneer Corporation, Quake
Technologies, Samsung, Solarflare Communications, Sun Microsystems,
Tehuti Networks, Teknovus, Test-Um, Tyco Electronics, The University of
New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and Xilinx.
About SYSTIMAX Solutions
SYSTIMAX Solutions™, 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® 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.
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
About the Ethernet Alliance
The Ethernet Alliance was created to promote industry awareness,
acceptance and advancement of technology and products based on existing
and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards. The organization accelerates
industry adoption and removes barriers to market entry by providing a
cohesive, market responsive, industry voice on IEEE 802 Ethernet
projects. For more information, visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could
cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking
statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any
obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.