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Legrand Announces Powerline and MoCA Network Solutions

Powerful, robust alternative networking solutions expand upon Legrand‘s existing line of comprehensive networking products


MIDDLETOWN, PA, September 4, 2012 – Legrand, the leader in home technologies and solutions, announced today the expansion of its family of comprehensive networking products to include MoCA (Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance) and powerline network products. These new alternative networking solutions join an ever-expanding lineup of products designed specifically to give custom installers a complete, versatile set of home networking tools to meet the current and future needs of the connected household.

“Legrand has always offered robust, reliable, and flexible traditional networking solutions tailored specifically for the professional installation market,” said Fritz Werder, vice president and general manager for Legrand's Home Systems division. “However, not every home – or even every room in the home – lends itself to Cat 5 or Cat 6 wired or wireless data distribution. With that in mind, our goal is to introduce alternative solutions that complement our traditional networking offerings and tap into the existing wiring infrastructure available in most residences.” 

For retrofit situations where coaxial cable is in place for cable or satellite TV distribution, Legrand’s new coax network products enable integrators to tap into that wiring system to deliver a secure and speedy home network. This MoCA technology is ideal for streaming HD content at up to 170Mbps without interfering with cable and broadcast TV signals.

At the top of Legrand’s coax network lineup is the Four-Port Coax Network Adapter, which easily attaches to any coax connector to deliver a MoCA 1.1-compliant high-speed network connection to as many as four networked devices, including Internet-capable TVs, Blu-ray players, computers, set-top boxes, and gaming systems from one coax cable.

Also to be released is the Coax Network Signal Blocker to ensure the integrity of a coax network by isolating the signal inside the home; the Single-Port Digital Cable Amplifier with Coax Network Support, which boosts RF signal strength to support a strong video signal throughout the system; and three Digital Cable Splitters with Coax Network Support, all of which provide 6kV surge protection on all ports, exceed the performance standards set by major cable providers, and are fully compatible with existing and future networks such as MoCA, VoIP, and DOCSIS 3.0. Those three splitters are the Two-Way Digital Cable Splitter with Coax Network Support, Three-Way Digital Cable Splitter with Coax Network Support, and Four-Way Digital Cable Splitter with Coax Network Support.

For retrofit situations where network distribution over the home’s electrical lines is a more workable solution, Legrand is also introducing two new powerline adapters: the Single-Port Gigabit Powerline Network Adapter and the Four-Port Gigabit Powerline Network Adapter. Both are designed to quickly and easily plug into any outlet in the home and deliver a high-speed 500mbps Internet connection to as many as four devices – including Internet-capable TVs, Blu-ray players, computers, set-top boxes, and gaming systems – from one power line. With either model, it only takes two adapters to create a network, and single adapters can be added to expand the network anywhere in the home.

For additional information on these and Legrand’s other networking solutions, visit www.legrand.us.


About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. www.legrand.us