SYSTIMAX® Solutions, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions and services for businesses, today announced that Sun Microsystems is installing the world’s first SYSTIMAX® 10 Gigabit Ethernet over copper/UTP cabling solution into a major operational hub in the United Kingdom. The SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® X10D Solution provides a full end-to-end 10 Gigabit solution over copper that is compatible with the current IEEE task force standards.

“We’ve worked very closely with IDC, a SYSTIMAX Prestige BusinessPartner, for over four years and the GigaSPEED X10D Solution is the obvious choice for protecting our future bandwidth needs,” said Sun Microsystems spokesman David Cole. “We now have the confidence to adopt emerging and bandwidth-hungry technology without stalling other applications. SYSTIMAX Solutions™ and IDC have yet again provided us with invaluable advice and support.”

John McCarthy, Managing Director, Northern Europe, SYSTIMAX Solutions commented, “We’re delighted that Sun Microsystems chose to prepare for future bandwidth needs by upgrading their network with the GigaSPEED X10D Solution. We expect this solution to provide Sun Microsystems with exceptional value and flexibility that has not been seen before on a commercial copper infrastructure. Business enterprises face ongoing needs for higher bandwidth solutions as network complexity and traffic increases. We believe the GigaSPEED X10D Solution offers the most cost-effective way to support these demands.”

SYSTIMAX Solutions believes it is the first vendor to provide a complete UTP solution that complies with the latest IEEE 802.3an task force guidelines for 10GBASE-T. SYSTIMAX Solutions has developed the GigaSPEED X10D Solution to provide a next generation total solution that supports the bandwidth needs of today’s enterprise networks as well as the needs of more demanding applications such as high resolution video, grid computing and Storage Area Network/Network Attached Storage.


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 more than 120 countries worldwide. For further information please visit

About Sun Microsystems

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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