SOURCE: Ortronics/Legrand

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Ortronics/Legrand Introduces OptiMo® SpaceSaver Fiber Optic Patch Cords

NEW LONDON, CT--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Ortronics/Legrand, a global leader in high performance copper, fiber and wireless structured cabling solutions, will introduce the OptiMo SpaceSaver fiber optic patch cords at the BICSI Winter Conference, January 13 - 16 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Ortronics SpaceSaver fiber optic patch cords are ideal for high density fiber optic LC duplex patching applications where conservation of cable routing space is required. They are designed to fit precisely, without interference, between high density LC adapter ports used in closely packed duplex and quad LC cassettes or shuttered adapter panels.

Available in high performance or premium performance, the SpaceSaver patch cords utilize a special compact 2.4-mm diameter duplex cable with integral Kevlar strength members to save valuable routing space and reduce the weight in overhead cable trays. The LC duplex connectors at each end of the SpaceSaver patch cords are designed as a single molded duplex construction and incorporate a unique single strain relief boot and single thumb-latch disconnect operation to simplify insertion and removal.

The SpaceSaver cords are available in 50-micron LOMF, 62.5-micron and single-mode fiber types and feature A-A or A-B polarity options for flexible configurations. In addition, the risk of inadvertent polarity problems is significantly reduced because the connectors do not require polarity clips. Precision zirconia ceramic ferrules ensure repeatable high performance operation. When coupled with Ortronics new Momentum 3 optical cassettes, an integrated data center solution emerges, solving the problems of increased port density and optical performance.

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 world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Operating in over 60 countries with sales of $4.9 billion, Legrand employs approximately 33,000 people, and its catalogs include more than 130,000 products. At Legrand, innovation drives growth: with nearly 5% of sales invested in R&D every year, the group brings out a steady stream of new, high added-value products.

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    Editorial Contact and Photos:
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