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 products.”

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 technologies;

• Cultivating efforts to define and develop new Ethernet technologies; and

• Educating Ethernet users on their choices and implementations for various applications.

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 visit

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

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