June 24, 2008
CommScope Addresses FTTH Demarcation Issues With New BrightPath(R) NID
CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, introduces the BrightPath(R) Network Interface Device (NID), providing broadband operators with a customer premise housing that offers superior fiber management, cable retention and weatherability to meet the demanding needs of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
The BrightPath system is an innovative solution for FTTx access designed to integrate seamlessly within an existing hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network used by cable operators. As part of the total BrightPath solution, the NID performs as an environmentally protected housing for the network interface unit (NIU), which is the heart of the BrightPath system. The NID now complements the BrightPath optical tap, creating a system approach to residential and business FTTx applications. The tap features a branch cable option, allowing system operators to provide business services or extend the network to remote areas.
The most significant benefit of the BrightPath NID is the ability to provide a systematic and organized solution at the premise location, according to Carl Meyerhoefer, vice president, Marketing and New Business Development, CommScope Broadband division. "This slender, weather-sealed unit provides superior fiber management for multiple fiber types. In addition, the BrightPath NID separates and secures service provider access from customer access, creating a true demarcation point.
"We worked closely with cable operators to understand the needs at the customer premise and incorporated that feedback into this new NID design. The BrightPath NID is the latest piece in the puzzle providing cable operators with a complete and simple FTTH solution designed specifically to meet the unique needs of cable operators for new build applications."
CommScope will display its new BrightPath NID, as well other solutions for the cable industry, at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, PA on June 25-27, in booth #1050.
CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV - www.commscope.com) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew(R) brand it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX(R) brand, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services for business enterprise applications. It is also the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based 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 expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.