On the heels of the ratification of the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T (10 Gb/s Ethernet over twisted pair cabling) standard, SYSTIMAX® Solutions, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, announces the availability of the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® X10D FTP (Foiled Twisted Pair) Solution. Designed by scientists and engineers at SYSTIMAX Labs, the new FTP cabling solution is designed to support these new 10 Gb/s networking and cabling standards. The GigaSPEED X10D FTP Solution has been developed for customers who have a strong preference for FTP solutions.

“SYSTIMAX SolutionsTM has been delivering 10 Gb/s UTP cabling solutions for nearly two years now,” said Luc Adriaenssens, Senior Vice President, R&D and Technology, Enterprise, CommScope. “Since we are dedicated to understanding and responding to our customers’ needs, we know there is a portion of the cabling market that prefers FTP solutions and we now intend to address that demand. In doing that, we want to offer a solution that allows FTP customers to profit from the advanced technology we have developed over the years.”

Just as with SYSTIMAX Solutions’ 10 Gb/s UTP solution, the GigaSPEED X10D FTP Solution complies fully with the new upcoming Class EA cabling channel specifications and Category 6A cabling channel specifications. It has been specifically engineered with enhanced cable and connector performance designed to overcome the challenges that 10 Gigabit Ethernet requirements bring to FTP solutions.

The common thread in SYSTIMAX Solutions’ developments is the creation of 10 Gb/s Ethernet Platforms that CommScope expects will be transporting the majority of network traffic in the future. With the 10 Gb/s cabling standards evolving, the launch of the new solution marks a clear strategy by SYSTIMAX Solutions to expand its leadership position in the 10 Gb/s Ethernet infrastructure market, an area the company already addresses with its existing LazrSPEED® fiber and GigaSPEED X10D UTP solutions.

“This expansion into the FTP cabling market does not alter our commitment to the development of advanced UTP solutions, but is designed to augment the range of high performance infrastructure types available,” Adriaenssens continued. “With the new Category 6A/Class EA specifications expected to be released soon, it is now possible for customers to have a choice of solutions able to meet these standards according to their preferences. The new GigaSPEED X10D FTP solution will bring the superior performance capabilities we have developed for our UTP solution to customers who prefer an FTP option.”

The GigaSPEED X10D FTP solution will be launched first in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) market followed by global availability. More information can be found at www.systimax.com.

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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