SYSTIMAX® Solutions, the worldwide leader in structured connectivity solutions and services for organizations, has announced that independent and extensive witness tests have confirmed the Alien Crosstalk performance of its SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® X10D Solution, which is designed to support speeds up to 10 Gb/s.

The tests were witnessed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization. In this case, Alien Crosstalk data was taken at the SYSTIMAX Labs facility while UL personnel monitored the entire process. According to UL guidelines, only equipment that has been certified as being properly calibrated can be used to collect data. The test procedures and the test results are then compared against appropriate standards to determine compliance.

UL confirmed that the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution complied with the Alien Crosstalk requirements as stated in the SYSTIMAX Performance documentation. UL witnessed testing of the GigaSPEED X10D Solution to the draft Augmented Category 6 and New Class E requirements in the draft 1.4b TIA SP-3-4426-AD10 and Amendment 1 ISO/IEC 11801:2002 Cabling Standards Documents, respectively.

Richard Mei, Head of Systems Engineering, SYSTIMAX Labs commented: ”We believe this independent witness testing of our solution is the first of its kind for a 10 Gb/s UTP solution. The Alien Crosstalk performance, which is crucial to successful 10 Gb/s transmission, was tested for the complete channel across the entire swept frequency. It was tested in a stringent 6–around-1 configuration that is representative of worst-case installation conditions. In addition, the connecting hardware and cable samples used for this investigation were randomly selected from our distribution partners.”

At the end of 2004, SYSTIMAX Solutions™ launched its complete, end-to-end UTP cabling technology capable of supporting 10 Gb/s. It believes that the GigaSPEED X10D Solution is the only 10 Gb/s UTP solution to achieve this level of performance and is delighted that UL has witnessed this. SYSTIMAX Labs has developed unique proprietary design tools to quantify and predict phenomena in the cabling channel that may not be detected with traditional testing technology. It is this capability that gives SYSTIMAX Solutions confidence in claiming compliance to the proposed new standards. The UL testing confirms this confidence.

The test configuration consisted of a set of “6-around–1” cable assembly for each cable type in the product range. Based on swept frequency measurements, the minimum margins of PSANEXT and PSAELFEXT between 1 MHz to 500 MHz were compared to the draft standards.

Innovative features of the GigaSPEED X10D Solution include a new cable design based on a traditional round shape that has been developed using patent pending technology. Coupled with this is new, patent pending, connector technology that follows similar termination as the previous generations. The GigaSPEED X10D Solution is available in the market today as a complete solution, provided with published guaranteed channel performance up to a full 100 meter, four- connector channel and is backed by a 20-year Extended Warranty and Applications Assurance.

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 110 countries worldwide. For further information please visit

About UL

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products for more than 111 years. UL tests more than 19,000 types of products annually, and more than 19 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. UL evaluates wire and cable products under more than 70 different product categories, utilizing more than 30 Standards for Safety worldwide. For further information, please visit

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