Anixter and CommScope Unveil New Mobile App for Customers to Navigate Product Offerings

Jun 20, 2012 (05:06 PM EDT)

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixter has joined with CommScope, Inc. a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, to unveil a new mobile application specifically designed to address the enterprise needs of network integrators and contractors.

The new app—cAnixter—provides a mobile platform for the browsing, selecting and quoting of CommScope's broad range of products.

The free app, which can be downloaded from the Apple® App Store, builds on Anixter's and CommScope's history of collaboration to deliver increased value to the two companies' shared global customers. The new app, designed for Apple's iPhone® and iPad®, allows users to search for products specifications, locate related products, build bills of materials and request quotes. The real-time app allows customers to also quickly navigate through the entire collection of products by both Anixter's and CommScope's part numbers.

"The proliferation of connected devices and changing market dynamics presents new opportunities for how we engage with our customers," said Fiona Nolan, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, CommScope. "This new app is an exciting development that leverages these opportunities. The cAnixter app provides customers with the ability to be able to get critical product and installation information whenever and wherever."

Nolan added that the new app is an example of how the two companies' collaborative efforts are making it easier for joint customers to do business with them.

The cAnixter app provides on-demand real-time functionality for better business performance allowing users to:

access information and specifications for more than 25,000 CommScope products including Andrew®, Broadband, Carrier, SYSTIMAX®, and Uniprise® Solutions

  • view related products and technologies
  • view products by status: new, to be discontinued and discontinued
  • create bills of materials
  • request product quotes
  • send e-mail links to product specifications
  • stay current with information via blogs, press releases and videos from both CommScope and Anixter

cAnixter highlights Anixter's commitment to digital applications and underscores the importance the company places on giving customers the option to conduct business when, where and how they choose.

"With the growing commercialization of the B2B space, we intend to use every available channel to be accessible to our customers," said Steve Leatherwood, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Anixter. "This new app reflects Anixter's strong global partnership with CommScope and is a great tool for our shared business partners throughout the world."

About Anixter
Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs; 2) more than 450,000 products and over $1 billion in inventory; 3) approximately 225 warehouses with 7 million square feet of space; and 4) locations in over 260 cities in more than 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

About CommScope
CommScope ( has played a role in virtually all the world's best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We'll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

Andrew, SYSTIMAX and Uniprise are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc. Apple, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

SOURCE Anixter International