Andrew Institute, the installer training organization of CommScope’s Andrew Solutions, is helping operators and installers defend against disruptive interference in wireless networks by offering a new passive intermodulation (PIM) training course.

The new Andrew Institute® class addresses the wireless industry’s increased concerns about PIM’s impact on network performance. It will be conducted using PIM test-ready Andrew® base station antennas, cables, tower mounted amplifiers and other connectivity solutions plus portable PIM analyzers supplied by Summitek Instruments, a Smiths Interconnect business and a world leader in PIM test equipment.

“With data demands and bandwidth usage skyrocketing, operators are addressing anything and everything that can cause a decrease in capacity in their networks,” said Stan Catey, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Products, Andrew. “For over 15 years, the Andrew Institute has brought top-quality, specialized training to installers and engineers to help them optimize system performance. Adding PIM training to the Andrew Institute curriculum is a logical evolution of our class offerings.”

Andrew Institute’s new training course teaches participants not only proper testing techniques but also best construction practices to ensure low PIM results. As a leading RF equipment manufacturer, Andrew has thorough knowledge of the causes of PIM and is pleased to offer this training to help network operators achieve maximum performance. Summitek’s PIM test equipment enables network operators to find and eliminate the non-linear junctions at a cell site that cause PIM.

“We are pleased that Andrew Institute has selected Summitek Instruments’ PIM test equipment for this new training program,” said Tom Bell, vice president of business development, Summitek Instruments. “The class teaches valuable skills that installers and operators alike can use to improve system performance.”

The PIM training class is being offered now to customers in the US. The Andrew Institute also offers training courses for the installation of remote electrical tilt antennas (RET), microwave systems (TMW) and cable connectors, and for testing voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR). Interested customers should contact Kathy McCarthy at kathy.mccarthy@andrew.com or +1 779-435-6231.

Andrew and Andrew Institute are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope:

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

About Summitek Instruments:

Summitek Instruments www.summitekinstruments.com is the industry leader in Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test solutions. In partnership with its sister Smiths Interconnect business, Triasx, Summitek offers portable PIM test solutions that enable network operators to identify and correct PIM performance problems at the cell site. Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defence, medical, rail and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries

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.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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