SYSTIMAX Solutions, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions, and ANIXTER, the world’s leading distributor for wire, cabling and communication products, have announced the winners of the 2005 SYSTIMAX® BusinessPartner awards under their channel management SYSTIMAX First Programme. PTC Systems has been awarded Prestige BusinessPartner of the Year and FES has been named Authorised BusinessPartner of the Year. The awards are judged by senior SYSTIMAX Solutions and ANIXTER personnel, based on sales of SYSTIMAX infrastructure solutions, technical expertise, end user satisfaction and overall commitment to the SYSTIMAX First Channel Programme.

John McCarthy, MD Northern Europe, SYSTIMAX Solutions and award judge commented, “Both PTC Systems and FES have demonstrated continued commitment to the business and we’re delighted to present them with their awards. SYSTIMAX Solutions has launched numerous and significant new solutions within the last year and PTC Systems and FES have fully embraced these technologies and driven market take-up. Our channel is pivotal to our business development and customer satisfaction. It is very rewarding for both ANIXTER and SYSTIMAX Solutions to work with such dedicated and successful BusinessPartners.”

Rob Henney, ANIXTER Regional Sales VP adds, “This is the ninth year SYSTIMAX Solutions and ANIXTER have presented these prestigious awards and FES and PTC Systems are more than worthy additions to our ‘role of honour.’ Their focus, professionalism and commitment to our partnership have been the platform for their success. Together we have developed mutually beneficial partnerships with which to drive our business forward.”

On receiving the award, Dave Cavanagh, Managing Director, PTC Systems said, “This award is recognition of our development as a company and a provider of high end, innovative connectivity solutions. Additionally, it demonstrates our commitment to lead with SYSTIMAX products wherever possible and shows the confidence that SYSTIMAX Solutions and ANIXTER have in the level of service we offer. The SYSTIMAX product range gives PTC Systems the comfort factor required to enable our continued development as an organisation that provides quality solutions and services.”

Jim Vallance, Divisional Director, FES, also commented, “We’re thrilled to be recognised for our success with the SYSTIMAX product portfolio, particularly in the Scottish marketplace. It is a reflection of our continued growth and our ability to deliver true customer satisfaction in conjunction with SYSTIMAX Solutions and ANIXTER. The support they have given us over the last few years has helped us reach our award status and we look forward to maximizing the market edge we believe this gives us.”

The awards are open to all Prestige and Authorised BusinessPartners, more information on how to become a recognised partner and become eligible for the awards can be found at

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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


ANIXTER (NYSE: AXE) is the world’s leading distributor of wire, cable, communications and physical security products, fasteners and Class “C” components. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customer access to the largest technical sales force in the industry, more than 275,000 products and $600 million in inventory, 164 warehouses with more than four million square feet of space, and present in 200 cities in 45 countries. ANIXTER is also one of the main suppliers to the Oil and Gas, Defence, Marine, OEM and Wire Assembly, Contractor, Construction and Industrial markets.

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