SOURCE: Ortronics/Legrand

Ortronics/Legrand

June 25, 2009 10:00 ET

Ortronics/Legrand to Showcase Layer Zero™ Solutions at Cisco Live 2009

NEW LONDON, CT--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Ortronics/Legrand, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, will showcase their Layer Zero™ solutions at Cisco Live 2009, June 29 - July 2, in San Francisco, California. Ortronics® Layer Zero solutions add a new level of stability to the network by introducing an additional layer to the traditional network architecture.

The OSI network model is the accepted framework for network design and specifies seven layers to use for network planning. The bottom layer of this model is Layer One - the physical layer, which is the structured cabling itself, but what Layer One does not include is the physical support, or the infrastructure, for the cabling. Ortronics/Legrand introduces Layer Zero - The Infrastructure Layer, as a new foundation for the OSI model to address the critical role that infrastructure plays in network performance and provide a new level of stability to the network. Using the right equipment at Layer Zero can reduce power consumption, cooling costs, and reduce the risk of equipment failure, as well as enhance overall system performance.

Ortronics Layer Zero solutions include the Mighty Mo 10 advanced cable management rack and Mighty Mo cabinet, which are designed to maximize network equipment airflow by maintaining cold-aisle/hot aisle airflow, whether the network equipment is front-to-back, bottom or side venting. For a more complete Layer Zero solution, the Mighty Mo line of cable management systems are designed for seamless integration with other Legrand infrastructure solutions, such as Wiremold® pathways and Cablofil® wire mesh cable tray. Visit Booth #543 at Cisco Live! to learn more about using Layer Zero to improve network performance.

Background for Editors:

Ortronics/Legrand (www.ortronics.com), 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 (www.legrandelectric.com), 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.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Ortronics/Legrand
    125 Eugene O'Neill Drive
    New London, CT 06320
    Sales: 860-445-3900 or 800-934-5432
    Fax: 888-282-0043 or 860-405-2992
    E-mail: Email Contact
    Internet: www.ortronics.com

    Editorial Contact and Photos:
    Laura Fradette
    Communications Specialist
    Ortronics/Legrand
    125 Eugene O'Neill Drive
    New London, CT 06320
    Direct Tel: 860-405-2861, Fax: 860-405-2972
    E-mail: Email Contact