HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity
solutions, today announced that all enterprise cables now manufactured
are in compliance with industry environmental regulations that are
scheduled to become effective in mid-2006. SYSTIMAX Solutions has
virtually eliminated lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury and
polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
from its enterprise cables to meet the requirements of the “Restriction
of the use of Hazardous Substances” (RoHS) directive.
All twisted pair and fiber optic cables produced under the SYSTIMAX®
brand in the company’s plants in Claremont, NC, Bray, Ireland,
Brisbane, Australia, Jaguariuna, Brazil, and its wholly owned subsidiary
in Omaha, NE, now comply with these requirements.
The RoHS regulations prohibit the use of certain hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment as well as in their materials and
components such as some cable products. The European Union is
implementing programs to ensure compliance by July 1, 2006. The State of
California in the U.S. has already adopted similar regulations. Other
U.S. states either have already adopted or are considering implementing
similar regulations in the future, as are countries such as China. “We
have achieved a significant environmental milestone,” said Sandra Young,
Global VP of Enterprise Solutions Marketing. “SYSTIMAX Solutions has
always had a commitment to manufacturing environmentally friendly cable.
Our ‘green’ product development philosophy has made this compliance
effort easier for us and has helped us stay ahead of the industry.”
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 http://www.systimax.com.
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.