CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), the world leader in the design and
manufacture of cable and connectivity solutions for communications
networks, working together with theDefense Information Systems Agency
(DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), has received an
Interoperability Assessment and a Standards Conformance certification
for the SYSTIMAX iPatch Real-time Infrastructure Management System. The
ability to manage, configure and monitor the physical interconnections
between network elements can be a challenge to any organization,
particularly one with a network as complex as the U.S. Department of
Defense (DoD). In its February 2007 report, the JITC analysis determined
that the SYSTIMAX iPatch System meets the current DoD and industry
standards; provides network physical layer management within the complex
DoD network architecture in a secure and reliable manner. The DoD
believes its analysis represents a thorough demonstration of a product's
ability to provide protocol compliance, stability, scalability,
management and security to DoD networks.
"CommScope is proud to be able to support the DoD and the people who
depend on the network," said Mark Peterson, senior vice president,
global marketing, enterprise, CommScope. "We're obviously very pleased
that our iPatch Solution performed so well. We believe this real-time
infrastructure management system provides a significant new capability
to the defense community and will enhance the DoD's ability to manage
its communications network. We look forward to continuing our work with
the US Government and the DoD."
The test effort consisted of three phases. The standards conformance
phase tested the iPatch System in an isolated environment using test
equipment to transmit and receive traffic flows through the isolated
system. In the next phase, the system was integrated into a
representative DoD network and test equipment was used to transmit and
receive traffic across the network. The equipment was then used to
measure the number of data frames received and the packet delay time.
The measurements revealed no packet loss, 100 percent throughput and
less than 10 microseconds latency for all packet sizes at all interface
speeds. The final phase of testing captured and analyzed data
transmissions between the SYSTIMAX iPatch Rack Manager Plus and SYSTIMAX
iPatch System Manager Personal Computer and did not find any iPatch
System vulnerabilities that external (or internal) hackers could exploit.
When deployed, the SYSTIMAX iPatch System will provide the DoD with an
integrated, real-time infrastructure management solution comprising
intelligent copper and fiber patch panels, a Rack Manager Plus unit (for
managing and monitoring the panels in a rack or cabinet) and System
Manager Software. These combined elements simplify the management and
control of the physical interconnections between elements of the
communications network. The system will also manage patching (moves,
adds and changes), provide physical layer tracing and assist in
optimized port utilization. Most importantly, the iPatch System performs
Simple Network Management Protocol auto-discovery of network elements
and generates alarms whenever unexpected or unauthorized
interconnections occur in the network - ensuring that corrective actions
are taken quickly.
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 video, voice, data 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(R) and TeraSPEED(TM) Solutions
and the iPatch(R) Real-time Infrastructure Management System. The
SYSTIMAX AirSPEED(TM) 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 130 countries
For further information please visit http://www.systimax.com
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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
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