Tyco Electronics Acquires Smart Technology IP

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Gains complete ownership of real-time cable management hardware technology that enables its AMPTRAC intelligent infrastructure management system

TE is investing in the Intelligent Solution arena to provide IT and facilities managers with the tools they need to perform real-time analysis to expose inefficiencies and optimize the use of their assets...

Tyco Electronics today announced that it has acquired the intellectual property (IP) rights to the 9th wire hardware technology that powers its AMPTRAC Intelligent Infrastructure Management System (IIM).

9th wire technology provides real-time monitoring of planned and unplanned changes to layer 1 physical infrastructure. It allows patch fields, without active electronics, to communicate with analyzers and work with licensed IIM software from iTRACS Corporation. The combined solution makes it easier for IT administrators to maintain an accurate configuration management database, meet corporate needs for maximum network uptime, enhance asset location and turn cabling systems and their connected devices into smart networks.

“TE is investing in the Intelligent Solution arena to provide IT and facilities managers with the tools they need to perform real-time analysis to expose inefficiencies and optimize the use of their assets,” says Stephen Mitchell, Vice President of the AMP NETCONNECT business unit of Tyco Electronics. “The 9th wire IP acquisition demonstrates our commitment to that investment, our AMPTRAC product line and to TE’s efforts to provide the industry with the best networking intelligence solutions available,” says Mitchell.

A component of the acquisition provides an established community of vendors a license to the Intellectual property, with the intent to position this passive real-time hardware technology as an industry standard. Mitchell says that TE is the leading provider of IIM solutions based on the 9th wire technology in data centers and office networks. He adds that TE’s AMPTRAC connectivity management solution offers the benefits of seamless integration, fast implementation, and one-stop installation support.

About Tyco Electronics:
Web site: http://www.tycoelectronics.com/
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.

ABOUT AMP NETCONNECT                        
The AMP NETCONNECT business unit of Tyco Electronics, develops, manufactures, and supplies a comprehensive range of communications infrastructure systems and products for customer-owned networks in most every industry. As a leading provider of commercial premises structured cabling systems for optical fiber and twisted-pair copper technologies, Tyco Electronics has broadened its AMP NETCONNECT product portfolio to include a complete line of infrastructure management solutions, data center solutions, 10 Gigabit solutions secure network solutions, and asset management solutions. More information on AMP NETCONNECT products can be found at http://www.ampnetconnect.com/ and http://www.ampnetconnect.eu

Tyco Electronics, TE logo, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT are Trademarks of Tyco Electronics Group of Companies and its licensors. All other Trademarks or company names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.


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