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 www.systimax.com.
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 http://sun.com
Forward Looking Statements
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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
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obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.