Anixter, Corning partner to provide in-building wireless systems

Feb. 16, 2012
Anixter has signed an agreement and is partnering with Corning to deploy the full line of Corning MobileAccess distributed antenna systems.

Anixter has signed an agreement and is partnering with Corning MobileAccess to deploy the full line of Corning MobileAccess distributed antenna systems. The agreement allows Anixter to market and provide in-building wireless platforms to their customers to meet the increasing demand in the in-building cellular market.

"Anixter understands the importance of wireless communications to enhance business operations, and Corning MobileAccess' in-building cellular solutions expand our enterprise offering in the wireless space," comments Rick Arsenault, Vice President of Business Development, Enterprise Cabling & Security Solutions for Anixter. "We are excited to be expanding our relationship with Corning and see the in-building cellular market as a growing area of our business as customers continue to look to us to support their needs."

Anixter is best known as a global supplier of communications and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, and fasteners. Corning MobileAccess' enterprise offerings consist of the MobileAccess2000 and MobileAccessVE solutions. The MobileAccess2000 is billed as a multicarrier, multiservice distributed antenna system that allows enterprises to pay as they grow, enabling graceful expansion to emerging services such as 4G LTE.

The companies note that the MobileAccessVE allows enterprises to leverage their existing Ethernet cabling to transport cellular services without interfering or impacting the performance of the local area network. MobileAccessVE minimizes operational disruption during installation and delivers seamless cellular coverage to the venue's employees or patrons via the existing Cat 5e and Cat 6/6A data cabling.

"Our agreement with a global distributor like Anixter enables Corning MobileAccess to address the cellular demand in the enterprise market," says Darlene Braunschweig, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Corning MobileAccess.

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