SOURCE: Ortronics/Legrand

November 20, 2008 13:30 ET

Ortronics/Legrand Introduces New Secure Keyed LC Fiber Optic Solutions Ideal for High Security Government and Military Installations

NEW LONDON, CT--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Ortronics/Legrand, a global leader in high performance copper, fiber and wireless structured cabling solutions, introduces a new line of secure keyed LC multimode fiber optic connectivity products. Ortronics Secure Keyed LC Fiber Solutions help maintain the integrity and security of critical information networks by preventing inadvertent or unauthorized access to optical fiber network ports.

Ortronics Secure Keyed LC Fiber Solutions provide a simple and convenient way to physically prevent unauthorized connections by blocking access to specific optical ports, whether they are at a workstation outlet or in a telecommunications room or data center. This is particularly important for government, military and other facilities where multiple networks having different security level access requirements may be co-located.

The new secure solutions are built around a core set of secure keyed duplex LC adapters and connectors, as well as a set of MPO 12-fiber adapters and connectors. The LC duplex and MPO adapters, along with their matching secure keyed connectors, have a unique built-in keying feature designed to prevent tampering and inadvertent access to restricted networks. The keying feature cannot be reproduced inside a standard LC adapter or connector. These secure keyed components are especially useful for sites that have multiple co-located networks that need separate security access in areas such as office workstations, telecommunications wiring closets, and internet service access facilities.

The secure keyed LC fiber optic product line includes secure keyed LC workstation modules, patch cords, pigtails, LC duplex adapter panels, and pre-terminated fiber cassettes (duplex LC to secure keyed and standard MPO). Adapters and connectors work with either 50/125µm laser-optimized (LOMF) multimode and legacy 62.5/125 multimode fibers. All of these products are designed and manufactured to Ortronics/Legrand's demanding level of high quality and performance. For a complete end-to-end secure solution, Ortronics keyed LC connectivity products are designed for optimal performance with Berk-Tek Pre-terminated Multi-fiber Assemblies and MTP Backbone Cables, as well as the Wiremold® Data-Fense™ Secure Raceway System.

The LC duplex products are available with twelve different color-coded keying options. MPO backbone cable connectors and adapters at the rear of the cassettes are available with four different color-coded keying options, providing complete network security. Workstation modules and adapter panels are available in configurations that are secure keyed on both front and back (user and technician sides) or keyed on the front (user side) only with a standard LC connection on the back (technician side). This allows discreet levels of security to be integrated into multiple communication networks located at the same facility for specific authorized users and network maintenance personnel.

All secure keyed components exceed the industry standards for small form factor (SFF) connectors. For more information about Ortronics new secure keyed LC solutions, please contact your Ortronics sales representative, or visit the Ortronics web site at

Background for Editors:

Ortronics/Legrand, headquartered in New London, Connecticut USA, is a global leader in high performance structured cabling solutions, offering a complete range of Category 5e, 6 and 10 Gig copper, fiber optic, wireless and residential/MDU connectivity solutions. In addition, Ortronics offers Cablofil® wire mesh cable tray and Wiremold® pathways. Other programs and services include: engineering and technical support, systems planning, training programs and a 25-year warranty program.

Ortronics/Legrand is a subsidiary of Legrand, 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. In 2007 Legrand employed 35,000 people around the globe and reported sales of EUR 4.1billion, including 25% in emerging markets. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819).

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