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Legrand | Ortronics and Triad Raised Access Floors by NxGen, LLC announce Layer Zero™ Ecosystem alliance

New London, CT, March 9, 2010 – Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, and Triad Raised Access Floors by NxGen, LLC, providers of multi-patented raised access floor designs, proudly announce their alliance under 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.   This innovative approach to network design can have a dramatic effect on the system by lowering the overall temperature in the facility, reducing the risk of equipment failure and enhancing system performance, all while providing significant energy savings.

Legrand | Ortronics developed the Layer Zero Ecosystem program in order to provide customers with recommended resources for other elements of their Layer Zero infrastructure. "We're partnering with innovative companies like Triad who share our vision of utilizing the infrastructure layer to optimize networks," states Tony Walker, Director of Advanced Marketing for Legrand | Ortronics.  Thomas Weiss, Sr. Vice President at Triad Raised Access Floors by NxGen, LLC, states, “The Layer Zero alliance with Ortronics positions us to associate with best-in-class industry peers to provide creative cooling solutions for our customers.”

The collaboration between Legrand | Ortronics and Triad brings together two companies focused on providing customers with a more complete thermal management solution for their infrastructure needs.  This will facilitate co-engineering of products to better complement one another  products that enable a network manager to implement comprehensive solutions that are scalable, sustainable and help secure a competitive advantage.

Ortronics Layer Zero solutions include the Mighty Mo® 10 advanced cable management rack and Mighty Mo cabinet, which are designed to maximize network equipment airflow by maintaining cold-aisle/hot-aisle airflow.  Triad cooling solutions include the Triad 56 and Triad 65 high density airflow panels with the hi-plume stratification fin, which act as delivery mechanisms to optimize air flow for side-to-side cooling.  These products work in concert to manage and improve the whole airflow system, eliminate hotspots and more effectively manage thermal fluctuations.  This reduces the total cost of ownership by increasing cooling efficiency, maximizing network performance and ultimately reducing power consumption.


Editorial Contact:
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).