CSC Announces Partnership with Corning MobileAccess
PRESS RELEASE: February 27, 2012
WESCO International’s CSC Announces Agreement to Distribute Corning MobileAccess In-Building Cellular Solutions for Healthcare Facilities
Pittsburgh, P.A. – WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading global provider of electrical, industrial, communications, security, MRO/OEM products, construction materials, advanced supply chain management and logistics services has announced its operating subsidiary, CSC, has entered into a distribution agreement with Corning MobileAccess, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE: GLW) Telecommunications segment. The WESCO Communications organization will now distribute the full product line of distributed antenna systems (DAS) from Corning MobileAccess, enabling healthcare facilities to dramatically improve indoor cellular coverage.
Effective wireless applications, particularly on smartphones and tablets, are instrumental for healthcare facilities as they seek to improve information flow, patient care, satisfaction and overall operational efficiency. Designed to work with all major carriers, WESCO has teamed up with Corning MobileAccess to help leading healthcare providers significantly reduce dropped calls indoors and to increase data speed transmission rates to smartphones and portable devices.
“WESCO’s primary focus is offering customers a broad portfolio of high-quality solutions and providing best-in-class service. Our expanding healthcare offering and relationship with Corning MobileAccess solutions is notable. Together, we provide an outstanding combination of leading product and service solutions to leading healthcare institutions across the nation,” said David Bemoras, group vice president of WESCO and business leader for Communications and Security product offerings.
The Corning MobileAccess portfolio provides a complete line of active DAS solutions which work in concert with Corning’s fiber infrastructure solutions. The combined portfolio provides solutions that scale for any environment; from a single service in a small building all the way up to multiple services across an entire campus. One innovative product line, MobileAccess VE, allows healthcare facilities to leverage their existing network cabling infrastructure to transport cellular services without impacting the performance of the local area network. This minimizes disruption during installation and delivers seamless coverage to the building’s employees, patients and guests.
“With WESCO distributing our solutions, we enhance our ability to serve healthcare facilities across the country. In turn, WESCO expands its in-building cellular offerings by carrying and supporting our industry leading solutions,” said Darlene Braunschweig, senior vice president of Global Sales, Corning MobileAccess.
About WESCO International, Inc.
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (“MRO”) and original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services. 2011 annual sales were approximately $6.1 billion. The Company employs approximately 7,100 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 customers worldwide. Customers include industrial and commercial businesses, contractors, governmental agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates eight fully automated distribution centers and approximately 400 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
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