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January 19, 2010 14:00 ET

Legrand | Ortronics Introduces New Lumen™ Pre-Polished Fiber Connectors for Quick and Reliable Fiber Field Installations

NEW LONDON, CT--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, introduces Lumen™ pre-polished fiber connectors. The new Lumen connectors bring an unprecedented level of ease and reliability to fiber field installations, by reducing installation times to two minutes or less, on a prepared optical fiber, without the need for special installation tools or equipment.

The re-usable pre-polished connectors feature a built-in window, in the connector body, which allows a visible fault locator (VFL) to be used to verify proper installation during assembly. The connector may also be reapplied up to five times simply by deactivating the fiber locking feature, re-cleaving the fiber, and then reinstalling the connector.

Lumen LC connectors are available in 50 micron LOMF, single-mode, and 62.5 versions. SC and ST versions will be introduced later this year. The connectors work well with both 900 micron buffered distribution type fibers and 250 micron buffered fibers installed with a 900 micron breakout kit.

Legrand | Ortronics also offers all the tools necessary for field termination of the Lumen connectors. A complete reusable connector kit option includes all the fiber preparation tools necessary to terminate the connector, including a battery operated VFL light source, cleave tool and handy support handle to hold the VFL and connector during field assembly. The complete field tool kits come in a rugged tool pouch with pockets to hold each tool and spaces to add additional tools if needed.

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.

Legrand | Ortronics is part of Legrand, the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 33,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. 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. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

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    Laura Fradette
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Legrand | Ortronics
    125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
    Direct Tel: 860-405-2861
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