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Legrand | Ortronics Announces Creation of the Ortronics® Layer Zero™ Ecosystem

New London, CT, March 3, 2010 – Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, proudly announces the creation of the Ortronics Layer Zero Ecosystem program.

Layer Zero, introduced by Legrand | Ortronics, is the revolutionary new foundation layer for the ISO/OSI model.  Layer Zero - the Infrastructure Layer™ - addresses the critical role that infrastructure plays in network performance. Recognizing the importance of the underlying physical infrastructure layer and emphasizing best practices in pathway and physical support design provides a new level of stability to the network.

The expertise of Legrand | Ortronics in layer one technology enables the development of superior infrastructure solutions for Layer Zero. These solutions combine knowledge of customer requirements with insightful product design to leverage gains across the entire network.  The right equipment at Layer Zero will address the key factors of airflow, density, protection and performance while also providing significant energy savings. 

Legrand | Ortronics has developed the Layer Zero Ecosystem program to provide customers with recommended resources for other facets of their Layer Zero infrastructure. "We're collaborating with innovative companies who share our vision of utilizing the infrastructure layer to optimize networks.  Our Layer Zero Ecosystem will include companies with complementary technologies that round out our Layer Zero solution, providing a complete infrastructure solution for the client," states Tony Walker, Director of Advanced Marketing for Legrand | Ortronics.  

This exclusive network will facilitate the co-engineering of products to better complement each other's products that enable a network manager to implement comprehensive solutions that are scalable, sustainable and help secure a competitive advantage. The ecosystem will include the best-in-class company from each of the following sectors: cooling, power management, raised floor, perforated tiles, active equipment, cable trays, cabling, pathways, mobile data center, environmental sensors, collocation cages, storage and thermal imaging.  In addition, Legrand | Ortronics is continuing to identify adjacent areas for additional alliance opportunities.


Editorial Contact and Photos:
Laura Fradette, Marketing Communications Manager
Legrand | Ortronics, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2861, Fax: 860-405-2972

Background for Editors:
Legrand | Ortronics (, headquartered in New London, Connecticut, USA.  is a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, offering a complete range of Category 5e, 6 and 10 Gig copper, fiber optic, and residential/MDU connectivity solutions, as well as Layer Zero physical support solutions including Cablofil® wire mesh cable tray and Wiremold® pathways.

About Legrand:
Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.0 billion in 2009. The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI (ISIN code FR0010307819).