Bill Graulty, Mintz & Hoke Inc., (860) 679-9761, email@example.com
Kevin Vallez, Legrand/Wiremold, firstname.lastname@example.org
High-Capacity Poke-Thru Devices for Power and A/V
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 16, 2008) – (Virtual Press Office) - Legrand/Wiremold offers two high-capacity, fully recessed poke-thru devices, including the highest capacity poke-thru on the market. Evolution™ Series poke-thru devices offer a truly flush, all-metal cover assembly that allows easy device access with unique spring-loaded slide cable egress doors. These open -system devices accept a wide variety of receptacles, including hospital grade duplex, as well as industry-standard communications and A/V devices from various manufacturers, including Extron® Electronics AAP and MAAP series. These UL® fire classified products maintain the fire rating of the floor slab for up to two hours, and feature TopGuard® protection to meet scrub water exclusion standards.
While most poke-thru devices are installed in 3" or 4" diameter core-drilled holes, Evolution Series poke-thru devices use 6" and 8" holes. This higher capacity can reduce the number of holes and installations that are required on a particular job. Larger holes not only afford more space for receptacles and activations, but they also allow the entire device to be recessed below the finished floor level for maximum protection and longevity. This feature, in turn, permits new cover designs that are truly flush with wood and tile floors.
The Evolution 8AT Series device uses an 8" core hole and provides up to four gangs of power, communication, and/or A/V capability, doubling the capacity of the largest poke-thru device currently offered by any manufacturer. The 6AT series is designed for a 6" core hole and provides up to two-and-one-half gangs of power, communication, and/or A/V capability. The 6AT Series is also available as furniture feed device, which offers a ¾" trade size conduit opening for power and a 2" / 1-1/4" concentric trade size conduit opening for communications.
These are open system devices for both power and communications. They accept a wide variety of receptacles, including hospital grade duplex, as well as industry-standard communications and A/V devices from various manufacturers, including Extron® Electronics AAP and MAAP series. Evolution 6AT and 8AT Series devices are also available prewired with factory installed receptacles for faster installation.
A solid, all-metal cover assembly features two unique spring-loaded slide cable egress doors. These provide convenient access without using flip lids or doors that can break or create a trip hazard. These new covers are available in standard finishes of brass, gray, black, nickel and bronze, offering a wider range of aesthetic options.
Legrand/Wiremold, headquartered in West Hartford, Conn., is the leader in wire and cable management systems, including metal and nonmetallic raceways, power-poles, poke-thru devices, floor boxes, Walker® underfloor systems, plug-in outlet centers, firestopping systems, and innovative architectural columns. For more information visit http://www.wiremold.com or call 1-800-621-0049.
Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. 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 €4.1billion, including 25 percent in emerging markets. The company is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). http://www.legrandelectric.com
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