CommScope and IPcelerate Join to Make VoIP Safer

RICHARDSON, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, today announced the results of a collaborative venture with IPcelerate, a provider of advanced...


RICHARDSON, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, today announced the results of a collaborative venture with IPcelerate, a provider of advanced VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) products and technologies. The two companies have developed a new security/public safety application for the SYSTIMAX(R) iPatch(R) Real-Time Infrastructure Management System. Joining efforts as Cisco technology partners, the two companies integrated their systems to create an emergency notification system for a large Dallas-based corporation.

To comply with federal guidelines, the new design must provide the exact physical location of any emergency phone call from within its network - not a simple task when working with VoIP phones that can be easily transferred from office to office. Traditionally, locating a call from a VoIP phone meant relying on a database that was perhaps out of date or incorrect due to manual updates. The new solution, provided through the collaborative partnership, provides the physical location of the phone call as displayed on the telephone set used by a company's security personnel.

"Working with our technology partners is always an exciting experience, and often our partnerships lead to the development of great solutions," said Mark Peterson , senior vice president, global marketing, of CommScope Enterprise Division. "In this case, we implemented qualities from both systems to create a new feature for the client that integrates seamlessly with Cisco's software and telephone sets. We look forward to demonstrating the results of our collaboration for other Cisco technology partners and customers," said Peterson.

The new system utilizes IPcelerate's software, IPsession, which complements Cisco Call Manager and uses MAC addresses along with other identifiers to recognize the specific VoIP phones connected to the network. In addition, the system utilizes the SYSTIMAX iPatch Real-Time Infrastructure Management System, which is used to document and maintain, in real-time, all physical layer connectivity information, including the physical location of networked devices within that network. This allows security personnel to determine which device is making the call and exactly where in the building that device is connected, enabling security officers to respond more quickly in an emergency situation.

The integrated solution has been successfully implemented and tested. According to Peterson, security personnel were impressed during the testing phases when an employee inadvertently dialed 911 and the phone promptly displayed the physical location of the call.

"We're very pleased that the new system works so well for the client," said Valerie Corniello, vice president of sales for IPcelerate. "Working with another technology partner to raise the safety level for our customers is a truly rewarding experience. We're excited to demonstrate these capabilities at Cisco Networkers."

Networkers at Cisco Live! will be held July 22-26 in Anaheim , Calif. The conference is the premier event in the industry and brings together Cisco customers from across all business segments and industries as they present visionary technology directions, new products and best practices.

About CommScope

CommScope (NYSE: CTV - www.commscope.com) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Through its SYSTIMAX(R) Solutions and Uniprise(TM) brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with high-performance wired or wireless cabling solutions.

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