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Legrand | Ortronics Introduces New Self-terminating Category 6A FTP Workstation Jacks for Faster, Easier FTP Installations

New London, CT, January 19, 2010 – Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, introduces a new self-terminating Category 6A FTP jack for workstation applications. This rugged cast-encased shielded keystone jack is rear-loading and features an innovative tool-less termination process that dramatically reduces installation times.

The tool-less jack termination enables fast, easy, and reliable installation of FTP/shielded cable. An installer-friendly wire lacing feature includes a wiring diagram, maintains pair geometry, and limits untwisting of pairs. Closing the jack housing fully seats the lacing cap onto the jack insulation displacement contacts (IDCs), terminating all four cable pairs at the same time. Rugged die cast metal construction creates an integral shield which provides 360 degree coverage, while a supplied cable clamp provides a fast, secure and reliable shield/ground wire connection.

These new shielded keystone jacks mount into all TechChoice faceplates, frames, and bezels for broad support of FTP at the workstation.


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.

Legrand | Ortronics is part of Legrand, the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 33,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. 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. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819).