Ortronics Achieves Copper and Fiber Channel Certification in Italy

NEW LONDON, Conn., August 16, 2011 – Ortronics, a Group brand Legrand, the global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, has achieved channel certification by the Institute of Communications and Information Technology (ISCTI), a part of the Ministry of Economic Development – Communications in Italy. ISCTI/ISCOM acts as a technical body and third party, with a focus on standardization, testing and education, ensuring greater transparency and access to services for users, manufacturers and operators of telecommunications networks.

Ortronics began a series of certification tests in 2003 with the Institute for both copper and fiber optic channel components. The testing included Ortronics® Clarity® Category 5e, 6 and 6A U-UTP and F-UTP copper channel solutions, as well as multimode 62.5/125 OM1, 50/125 OM2-OM3-OM4 and single mode OS1 and OS2 fiber optic solutions. All of these channels have been certified by ISCTI/ISCOM in compliance with the standards ISO / IEC 11801 and CEI EN 50173-1.

International standard ISO/IEC 11801 and European standard CEI EN 50173-1 specify general-purpose copper and fiber optic structured cabling systems that are suitable for a wide range of applications. These applications include voice, video and data services, building automation systems and factory automation. The standards are applicable for commercial locations consisting of either a single building or multiple buildings across a site, ideally with between 50 and 50,000 people.

Ortronics Clarity copper cabling system provides an optimized medium for the high speed applications required in today’s business environment. Clarity connectivity utilizes center tuning and dual and synchronized reactance to achieve more transparent mated unions and higher signal-to-noise ratio for field-measurable performance beyond the standards.

Editorial Contact and Photos:
Debbie Harris, Marketing Communications Manager
Ortronics, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2837, Fax: 860-405-2972

Background for Editors:
Ortronics, a Group brand Legrand, 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).