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Legrand | Ortronics Continues to Innovate With EZ Patch: a Revolution in Patch Cord Dispensing

Submitted by: Legrand

Categories: Green Products & Services, Technology

Posted: Apr 19, 2012 – 09:44 AM EST


NEW LONDON, Conn., Apr. 19 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwire) - Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, is proud to introduce EZ Patch, a new, environmentally friendly product innovation for dispensing patch cords. The patent pending patch cord management solution is designed to dispense cords quickly and easily, reducing installation time and waste and improving staging area organization. There are no bags to open, tie wraps to undo or straightening necessary.

EZ Patch uses an innovative clip to connect patch cords together, allowing cords to be distributed over an internal cardboard reel and fed through the front box opening. The corrugated cardboard box and internal dispensing reel are made from 100% recyclable materials, and the clip is made from 25% regrind plastic. Each of these components is fully recyclable after use, making the EZ Patch solution a contributor towards LEED certification.

The EZ Patch solution contains Ortronics® Clarity® 6 or 5E patch cords in a variety of standard lengths and colors. Clarity 6A patch cords will be available soon. All Clarity cords are factory tested to TIA/EIA 568C.2 component specifications for Category 6a, 6 and 5e.

Legrand | Ortronics continues their commitment to sustainable business practices as part of their corporate strategy, setting an example of best practices for environmentally responsible corporate behavior. At Legrand | Ortronics eco-friendly product designs take into account the total energy consumption, the impact on the carbon footprint and the choice of materials used during production. The manufacturing and distribution of our products reflect the Legrand | Ortronics core value of continuous improvement and a commitment to a more sustainable product portfolio.

To watch our video and learn more about the EZ Patch solution visit http://www.legrand.us/ezpatch.

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 6a copper, fiber optics and 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. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed as (PARIS: LR) on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI. In 2010, Legrand was added to the DJSI as well (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Harris Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 860-405-2837


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