Legrand and Superior Essex link for nCompass cabling line

One good cabling alliance apparently deserves another. On the heels of the announcement that Berk-Tek and Leviton have decided to join forces (see “Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies alliance targets high-performance networks”), fellow cabling and connectivity suppliers Legrand and Superior Essex Communications LP say they too will combine forces. The two companies will jointly address the international structured cabling systems (SCS) market though a new brand, called nCompass.

One good cabling alliance apparently deserves another. On the heels of the announcement that Berk-Tek and Leviton have decided to join forces (see “Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies alliance targets high-performance networks”), fellow cabling and connectivity suppliers Legrand and Superior Essex Communications LP say they too will combine forces. The two companies will jointly address the international structured cabling systems (SCS) market though a new brand, nCompass.

The companies will also co-market their respective portfolios of communications products that complement SCS for the enterprise market, including outside plant fiber cable, outside plant copper cable, RF coaxial cable, and Ortronics’ Layer Zero line of cabinets, racks, cable management, and aisle containment products.

“In creating this new alliance, we sought to re-write the old model and provide a truly solutions-based offering for our customers – an offering that is unified in terms of support and technology, global in its availability, and more encompassing in its applications coverage than the competition,” said Tim Waldner, president of Superior Essex.

Superior Essex and Legrand will share a network of sales representatives and certified installers for the nCompass systems, which will be offered through “select distribution channels.” nCompass systems will come with a limited lifetime warranty for certified installations.

“nCompass is targeted at high-performance system applications, and will offer market-leading performance and many functional product advantages. More importantly, Legrand and Superior Essex will be collectively providing more comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for our customers and offering greater assurance in a time of rapidly advancing technology,” said Mark Panico, president of Legrand Data Communications.

The nCompass website promises that offerings from the new partnership will be rolling out “all month.”

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