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Legrand/Wiremold Integrates Audio/Video Into All Categories of Cabling Pathway


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (February 8, 2010) – Legrand/Wiremold has completed a program to integrate audio/video (A/V) connectivity directly into products from every major wire and cable pathway, including perimeter raceway, floor boxes, poke-thru devices, architectural columns, infloor ducts, worksurface modules, and in-wall products.  These commercial A/V solutions provide the integrator with the space, capacity, and bend radius needed to install A/V devices without modifying the cabling pathway or installing a separate pathway. 

"Until recently, little thought was given to providing space for A/V components within wire and cable management pathways," said Lori Kelly, product marketing manager.  "As a result, A/V systems were typically not integrated with cabling infrastructure and were instead installed separately – a process that was ineffective, unattractive, and potentially in violation of slab fire-rating codes." 

Selected Wiremold® perimeter raceway systems, floor boxes, and poke-thru devices, as well as Vista® Architectural Columns, deQuorum™ Worksurface Portals, and in-wall products now offer the ability to integrate A/V connectivity .  These are open architecture systems that accept devices from Legrand/Ortronics, Extron® Electronics, Crestron®, and other manufacturers, representing over 80 percent of A/V devices on the market today.  In addition to accommodating passive A/V modules, the Vista Architectural Column provides space to install audio/video control units.

About Legrand/Wiremold
Legrand/Wiremold, headquartered in West Hartford, Conn., is the leader in wire and cable management systems, including metal and nonmetallic raceways, power-poles, poke-thru devices, floor boxes, Walker® underfloor systems, plug-in outlet centers, firestopping systems, and innovative architectural columns.  Please visit
www.legrand.us/Wiremold  or call 1-800-621-0049. 

The Legrand Group 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. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Backed by sound business and financial structures, Legrand is actively expanding its presence in fast-growing geographical zones and market segments that include lighting controls, energy savings and home automation, through a sustained stream of targeted, self-financed acquisitions and other initiatives. The Legrand Group employed 34,800 people around the globe and reported sales of €4.2 billion in 2008. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819).