By Anthony Capkun
April 2, 2013 – Legrand and Superior Essex Communications LP have established an alliance to jointly develop, market, support and warrant cabling systems. The new suite of solutions for structured cabling systems (SCS) combines Ortronics connectivity products and Superior Essex data cable products, and will be launched as nCompass.
The companies will also co-market their portfolio of communications products that complement SCS for the enterprise market, including outside plant fiber cable, outside plant copper cable, RF coaxial cable and Layer Zero solutions (cabinets, racks, advanced cable management and aisle containment).
Superior Essex and Legrand will be sharing a network of sales reps and certified installers for nCompass systems, which will be offered through select distribution channels. nCompass systems will be backed by a limited lifetime warranty for certified installations with performance guarantees that, according to the partners, are “unmatched in the industry”.
“In creating this new alliance, we sought to rewrite 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 Communications LP.
“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.