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Legrand | Ortronics Introduces Tool Less Filler Panels

A square peg for a round hole

NEW LONDON, Conn., April 26, 2011 – Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, introduces Tool Less Snap In Filler Panels. The patent pending tool less filler panel is designed to snap into 19” EIA tapped holes or square holes in the mounting rail. Because the design does not require field modification, the panel can be remounted across different mounting rails - eliminating the need to stock two different types of panels.

The panel has mounting clips that accommodate multiple rail thicknesses. It can be used with mounting rails up to .187” thick – the typical EIA rack - or mounting rails as thin as .078”, such as those found in some server cabinets.

In addition to the versatile and unique snap in features, the tool less filler panel also features a 1/32” ridge to seal the gap between panels and prevent air leaks from the cold aisle to the hot aisle.

The Ortronics® Tool Less Filler Panels are part of the Layer Zero™ solution. Layer Zero is the proposed infrastructure layer for the ISO/OSI model introduced by Legrand | Ortronics. Layer Zero - the Infrastructure Layer™ - addresses the critical role that the physical infrastructure plays in network performance.

Layer Zero solutions encompass the entire physical infrastructure that supports your network, including aisle containment, racks, cabinets, advanced cable management, pathway solutions, underfloor and overhead systems. By recognizing the importance of the underlying infrastructure layer and emphasizing best practices in pathway and physical support design, a new level of stability can be created for the network.

For more information on the Ortronics Tool Less Filler Panels, visit www.legrand.us/ortronics/tool-less-filler-panel

Editorial Contact and Photos:
Debbie Harris, Marketing Communications Manager
Legrand | Ortronics, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2837, Fax: 860-405-2972
E-mail: debbie.harris@legrand.us

Background for Editors:
Legrand | Ortronics (www.legrand.us/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). www.legrand.us

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