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SYSTIMAX® iPatch™ System Wins Platinum Network of the Year Award

01-30-2003
  • Leading Polish IT and Telecommunications publication awards theSYSTIMAX® iPatch™ System for it's intelligent patch cord managementfor voice & data networks

Avaya Inc., (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced that theSYSTIMAX® iPatch™ System has been awarded the Platinum NetworkAward by

Avaya Inc., (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, todayannounced that the SYSTIMAX® iPatch™ System has been awarded thePlatinum Network Award by Telenet Forum magazine, one ofPoland's leading publications for IT and telecommunicationprofessionals. Avaya's iPatch™ System is an intelligent patch cordmanagement solution for cabling networks.

"Avaya's iPatch System is an exemplary structured cablingmanagement system. Users of the iPatch System, which allows realtime management of the physical network layer will never run therisk of being exposed to unexpected surprises and are assured thattheir network will function optimally at all times," commentedAndrzej Janikowski, Chief Editor of Telenet Forum who presented theaward to Avaya's Country Sales Director for Connectivity Solutions,Jakub Abramczyk.

"Industry experts have proven over and over again that even aproficient network administrator will never have complete knowledgeof the actual usage of cabling and active equipment usage withoutthe aid of specialized software. Lack of such support canpotentially lead to unnecessary investment in expensive equipmentand additional cabling which may not be required. It is thiscost-saving element, combined with the innovative features ofAvaya's intelligent patching solution which made it the undoubtedwinner," added Janikowski.

The iPatch System helps reduce the cost of maintaining voice anddata networks, and minimize network downtime. By monitoring allpatching changes in the telecommunications equipment room, theiPatch System provides real-time management of the network'sphysical layer. The system's integrated approach to managingnetwork changes enhances the voice and data network administrator'scontrol, eases the burden of managing an ever-changing network andhelps avoid costly mistakes. The iPatch System takes the guessworkout of determining port conditions and helps solve the majorproblems associated with physical layer cable management.

According to Abramczyk of Avaya "more and more people arerecognising that Patching is a key factor in efficient, reliableLAN operations, and that a faster, safer way to handle the taskwill help the whole business. We are delighted that Telenetidentified the iPatch System as the most significant networkinginnovation and best available Intelligent Patching System in Polandthis year."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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