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Western Electric, best known by the American public for its rugged, high quality telephones, was also known, though not so much by the public, for making a wide array of wire and cabling products that were interconnected into homes, central offices (CO), aerial service wiring, ground service wiring, riser cable, outside plant systems, network terminating systems or network interface units, pedestal closures, aerial closures, community closures and much more.

 

"Quality" wasn't just a buzz-word with Western Electric.  They practiced what they preached.  In fact, they wrote the standards for quality that are still used by today's companies.

 

There is a remnant of Western Electric today that still produces very high quality voice, video, data and Local Area Network products (LAN).  Click HERE to view the SYSTIMAX website.  New product catalogs, sales and ordering information are also located on this site.

 

 

Connecting Tradition with Innovation

 



In the beginning we were WE – Western Electric. In 1956 Western Electric started to build a giant manufacturing plant southwest of Omaha, Nebraska to manufacture dial equipment and telephone cable. It would employ as many as 4,000 people – 10 times the 1950s population of nearby Millard, Nebraska . Employees moved into the plant in January 1958. Once full operation began, the Omaha Works quickly established a reputation for being a top-quality provider of exchange cable, crossbar and PBX equipment for the Bell System. In fact, by the late 1960's it had become the No. 1 producer of crossbar equipment in the nation. By 1971 employment peaked at 7,700.

In 1984 the telecommunications industry itself was in a state of flux. The company felt the brunt of this change with the Consent Decree of 1984 (Divestiture), when Bell operating telephone companies were spun off from AT&T. The Western Electric portion of the business stayed with AT&T, but the doors were now wide open to fierce competition within the industry. Western Electric would no longer be the sole provider of equipment to the Bell telephone companies.

In conjunction with the rapid-fire advancements in communications technology in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, the Omaha Works began making electronic wire and cable for data and audio transmissions as well as for telecommunications. Our cabinet line was expanded to accommodate wireless applications and the “Information Superhighway”.

In 1996 AT&T officially spun off the manufacturing portion of its business – the former Western Electric – and we took on yet another name: Lucent Technologies. On September 30, 2000, Lucent spun off its enterprise networking group which became Avaya Inc. Change happened again in 2004 when Avaya sold the Connectivity Solutions division to CommScope.

Ironically, if there is one thing that hasn't changed in the history of the Omaha Works, it is our capacity to change and build for the future. Change is as big a part of who we are within Connectivity Solutions as is making cable and associated network products all these years.

 

Current SYSTIMAX, Uniprise, and ANDREW Catalogs (Full detailed PDF catalogs)

 

SYSTIMAX Catalog

 

CommScope Enterprise Solutions develops network infrastructure solutions for any and every need.

 

When an enterprise customer needs high-performance network infrastructure solutions, real-world capabilities can make the difference between business success and failure. Highly advanced SYSTIMAX solutions give enterprise executives and IT managers plenty of power to tackle mission-critical, high-bandwidth and emerging applications.

 

Thanks to their built-in intelligence, world-leading performance and superior reliability, backed up by a 20-year warranty, SYSTIMAX solutions help enterprise customers take advantage of business opportunities that affect profitability — today and for years to come.

 

Uniprise Catalog

 

CommScope Enterprise Solutions develops network infrastructure solutions for any and every need.

Uniprise solutions are ideal for enterprise customers that need superior value over world-class performance.

High-quality, easy-to-use Uniprise solutions are built to support the customer’s structured cabling needs and, with a 20-year warranty, to protect their IT investment well into the future. The right quality, the right level of technology, the right support and the right price — these are the cornerstones of Uniprise solutions.

Around the globe, in a world being transformed by communications, people anticipate more than ever that wireless services will enhance their lives, workplaces, and communities.

With the convergence of voice, data, and video, we experience the promise of mobility—and we experience Andrew Solutions. Andrew supports the emerging mobile society, and the companies that make this today's reality, with a comprehensive portfolio of complete wireless solutions.

 

 

 

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Historical AT&T Network Systems Catalogs

1992 Outside Plant Systems

2268B-Issue 3-KEG-2/92

1993 Premises Wiring Systems 3930C, Issue 2 LH 12/93

1994 Electronic Wire & Cable 3807C, Issue 2b LH 4/94

2001 Cable and Wire Product Guide

EXM1461 07/01

   

 

 

Current SYSTIMAX locations: (there are others, but this is what we currently have listed)

 

 

CommScope, Inc.

Connectivity Solutions Manufacturing

12000 I St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Tel: 402-691-3000

Toll Free: 800-344-0223

 

CommScope, Inc.

1100 CommScope Pl. SE

Hickory, NC 28602

Tel: 828-324-2200

Toll Free: 800-982-1708


 

Former SYSTIMAX locations:

 

Serving OEM Companies:

 

Sales Headquarters:

AT&T Technology Systems

One Oak Way

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-2727

Toll Free: 800-344-0223

 

AT&T Network Systems

Manufacturing

12000 I St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Tel: 402-691-3000

Toll Free: 800-344-0223


 

Serving Architectural, Consulting, Engineering/Contracting Companies and Goverment:

 

AT&T Network Systems

National Telemarketing Center

505 N. 51st Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85043

Toll Free: 800-344-0223

 

AT&T Network Systems

Manufacturing

12000 I St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Tel: 402-691-3000

Toll Free: 800-344-0223


 

Serving Independent Telephone Companies, Common Carriers, and Non-Bell Cellular Radio Companies:

 

AT&T Network Systems

National Telemarketing Center

505 N. 51st Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85043

Toll Free: 800-344-0223

 

AT&T Network Systems

Manufacturing

12000 I St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Tel: 402-691-3000

Toll Free: 800-344-0223


 

Serving International Accounts:

 

Europe:

AT&T Europe S.A.

1945 Chaussee de Wavre

1160 Brussels

Tel: 322-676-3623

 

Canada:

AT&T Canada, Inc.

3650 Victoria Park Avenue

Willow Dale, Ontario

Canada, M2K 3PZ

Tel: 416-756-5118

 

Mexico:

AT&T International, Mexico

Omega Building

Calle de Campos

Eliseo No. 345-11 Octavo Piso

Mexico, D.F., Mexico 11560

Tel: 525-202-3322

 

Asia/Pacific:

AT&T Asia Pacific, Inc.

24/F Three Exchange Square

8 Connaught Place

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: 852-846-2688

 

Americas:

AT&T

6855 Red Rd.

Coral Gables, FL 33143

Tel: 305-339-7132

 

Excerpt from the 1994 Electronic Wire & Cable 3807C, Issue 2b LH 4/94 Catalog

 

The Experience Factor

 

The wire and cable products, which appear in this catalog, are the result of 73 years of continuous research and development success by AT&T.  This technology is the basis for major advances in communications, instrumentation and computer systems designs.

 

Our experience offers customers more in the way of services and systems than ever before.  We are recommending with complete assurance, the best wire products for practical system needs and in a wide-application range that extends from voice to high speed data transmission.

 

Innovation for Wide Ranging Applications

 

The ongoing AT&T research program is constantly expanding our horizons - brining new technologies, new products, and enhanced resources to bear on the requirements of a rapidly changing communications industry.

 

Through the efforts and technical resources of AT&T Bell Laboratories and AT&T Technologies research specialists, we are the leaders in many industry developments and innovations.  Our staff of professionals participate in stands-making committees that contribute to the shaping of tomorrow's electronic wiring requirements.

 

The Ability to Respond

 

The AT&T Network Systems division, responsible for wire and cable, features the world's largest manufacturing facility for copper and fiber optic cable production.  This manufacturing group produces a vast offering of Electronic Wire and Cable from plants located in Atlanta, Omaha and Phoenix.

 

In the increasingly competitive environment, it is essential to develop strong customer relationships  Customer satisfaction can only be achieved through a constant dialogue and interchange of ideas between customers and AT&T personnel.  At out Product Display and Customer Conference Centers, we strive to create a relaxed atmosphere conducive to fruitful discussion.  Customers and others can come to view, touch, hear and talk about products and applications.  Our experienced product design engineers and other specialists are available to provide technical support and application consultations.  Many valuable insights are gained, not just by our customers, but by AT&T personnel also.  We learn what our customers are thinking, what they want.

 

Experience and insight gained from such interchanges have allowed AT&T to design, develop and manufacture products that meet customer requirements.  The modernized production facilities, accurate long-range forecasting techniques, computerized ordering systems and on-time delivery record - are the result of learning over the years what it takes to satisfy the most important requirement - our customers needs.

FOR INFORMATION ON WESTERN ELECTRIC TELEPHONES, CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THAT TOPIC.

   

 

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