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Legrand Announces Partnership with AIN Group


AIN Group will market On-Q products as the primary offering in the categories of structured wiring, intercom, and multi-room audio

Harrisburg, PA, September 10, 2009 - Legrand Home Systems announced today that they have become the primary home systems vendor for AIN Group, a GE Home Technologies Authorized Partner. Legrand will offer its On-Q product line in the categories of structured wiring components and accessories, intercom systems, and multi-room audio Systems and accessories. This agreement is effective immediately.

"AIN Group delivers a best-in-class product offering to their dealer network," said Doug Fikse, president of Legrand Home Systems. "We're excited to partner with AIN Group to bring On-Q products to AIN dealers, and are committed to offering our full support to ensure a successful transition. This agreement reinforces Legrand's position as a home technology industry leader by virtue of our addition to this premium suite of product offerings. "

In coordination with this announcement, GE Security has announced the transition of the Smart ConnectionCenter platform to AIN Group. This transition more closely aligns GE Security's product platforms with their core security business, and they have committed to ensuring customers are able to transition their structured wiring business with minimum inconvenience.

"As we transition the Smart ConnectionCenter to AIN Group, we are confident that our customers will have a seamless transition for their structured wiring purchasing needs", said Jerry Rose, vice president, product management, GE Security. "GE Security is committed to investing in the latest technologies and enhancing product platforms for our customers. We look forward to continuing our relationship with AIN for our leading product offerings." "We are excited about the growth opportunities this provides for AIN, GE and Legrand," said Stan Matysiak, President, AIN Group. "This agreement reinforces the fact that our AIN dealers will continue to have access to an extensive network of products through our strategic partnerships with leading brands," Matysiak said. Legrand has committed to leveraging their best-in-class dealer support and marketing programs to ensure the successful transition of all AIN Group dealers. This includes offering a series of product overview trainings, as well as an extensive selection of marketing materials, to the full AIN network beginning in October. AIN Group dealers will be able to purchase On-Q products immediately. The AIN Group will work with GE to streamline the transition, and will enable dealers to continue to purchase the GE Smart Connection Center products through September 30, 2010
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About On-Q/Legrand
By combining an innovative lifestyle-solutions approach to selling home technology with elegant, award-winning products, On-Q/Legrand is the only source you need to succeed in the home systems market. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., On-Q/Legrand manufactures home technology products which are sold and installed through a network of distributors, dealers and residential builders. Learn more about us on the web at www.onqlegrand.com.