SYSTIMAX Solutions™, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity
solutions, today announced the availability of the SYSTIMAX® iPatch®
Real Time Infrastructure Management solution for data centers. The
solution enables data center managers real time remote control over the
network’s physical infrastructure, higher levels of security, improved
manageability when faced with situations such as disaster recovery,
while reducing running costs and increasing productivity.
The iPatch System with System Manager 5.0 software offers data center
managers the tools they need to control and manage physical
infrastructure connections. From the equipment cabinets to the manager’s
desk, it is tailored to deliver the information needed to provide faster
fault correction along with improved security and network management.
“Data center managers are faced with very different network challenges
when compared to IT managers,” said George Brooks, Global Business
Director, CommScope Enterprise Emerging Products, “and the SYSTIMAX
iPatch System reflects this. Post 9/11, the majority of data centers
have moved into more remote locations, pushing remote administration
firmly up the agenda. Risk management issues are also set to continue to
be key in 2006 and this solution has been designed to reduce the burden
of technology risk management.”
As well as managing connectivity, the iPatch System makes it easier to
deploy networked devices such as servers by automatically adding them to
racks and cabinets and recording their locations accurately in its
database. The system can also handle devices with multiple network
connections, while cutting ongoing costs by automating routine
management tasks. In addition, it is designed to increase productivity
by assisting technicians in completing their work orders and service
To save installation time in data centers, iPatch pre-terminated fiber
shelves are available in options with LC or SC connector interfaces for
patching and MPO connectors in the rear for plug and play cabling. For
high performance copper connections in the data centers, Intelligent
Panels are also available for the 10 Gb/s GigaSPEED® X10D Solution.
Steve Cullen, Global Network Services, Marsh & McLennan Companies, noted
that, “The role of making sure that networks run smoothly has meant we
had to spend time travelling between sites to ensure everything is
operating as it should, as well as absorbing the extra cost of dedicated
on-site personnel. We installed the iPatch System in our new data center
in the UK and the remote administration aspect of the solution has
dramatically changed the support model, giving us greater confidence in
the network and minimizing risks involved in every day business. The
system allows us to tell if a device has been added or removed, which
dramatically reduces our technology risk. This has lead to changing the
standard specification for new facilities across the group to ensure we
consider real time infrastructure management at the design phase.”
The iPatch System with System Manager 5.0 software will be available
globally and more information can be found at www.systimax.comor at your local SYSTIMAX Solutions office.
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.