CommScope expands partner program to include DCIM, building-performance lighting

CommScope expands partner program to include DCIM, building-performance lighting.

Nov 7th, 2013

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) announced that it is expanding its PartnerPRO Network -- entering its second year, and boasting more than 2,100 active partners in 87 countries -- to include two new programs for offering intelligent building-performance lighting solutions and data center infrastructure management (DCIM).

To answer the growing demand for scalable enterprise intelligence and efficiency, CommScope recently acquired DCIM developer iTRACS and energy-efficient building systems lighting provider Redwood Systems over the past year to grow its service offerings directly to customers and through its PartnerPRO Network. CommScope partners who want to provide these products to their customers can now apply to receive designations as an iTRACS CPIM Accredited Integrator or a Redwood Installation Partner.

"CommScope partners can bring more to the table than ever before," said Stephen Kowal, vice president, Global Partners, CommScope. "With quality solutions that now include DCIM and intelligent lighting, our partners can offer their customers new ways to take advantage of an array of benefits that help lower operating costs and gain crucial analytics to plan for the future."

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iTRACS provides broad range of open, enterprise-class DCIM capabilities via its Converged Physical Infrastructure Management (CPIM) software suite. CPIM provides a holistic view of the entire physical ecosystem and dynamically understands how a change or failure of a single device affects the performance of all other devices and conditions in the data center. From asset management to power management to capacity planning, the platform enables users to see, understand, manage and optimize these dynamics continuously in a real-time visualized 3D environment.

Redwood Systems is a specialist in light emitting diode, or LED, technology that helps facilitate lower cost and higher-performing workplaces. Redwood developed what is believed to be the world's first smart building platform that powers and controls lights with a high-density sensor grid. This award-winning approach uses patented networking technology and low-voltage direct current, or DC, architecture for low cost, highly reliable and scalable installation.

"We are thrilled to offer to partners and customers an expanded program after a very successful first year," concludes CommScope's Kowal. "I'm confident that the addition of DCIM and intelligent lighting capabilities will make for an even more robust program and provide greater benefits."

Formed in 2012, the PartnerPRO Network is a resource of thousands of consultants, integrators, distributors and installers worldwide. These partners are trained, accredited and/or certified by CommScope and are reputable experts in current and upcoming CommScope solutions. For more information, visit www.commscope.com/partnerpro.

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