Legrand Introduces Evolution™ Series 10-Inch Poke-Thru Device With Industry's Largest A/V and Power Capacity Yet

Device Features Industry-First Internally Wired Connections, Eliminates the Need for Junction Boxes

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Jan. 19, 2016 — Legrand, a global leader in power, light, and data technologies, today introduced its newest addition to the Wiremold® product line — the Evolution™ Series 10-inch poke-thru device. Designed with a durable, aesthetically pleasing cover assembly, the device offers eight individual gangs of communication, A/V, and power capacity, and eliminates the need for junction boxes because of industry-first internally wired connections. Users can mix and match devices, ports, and receptacles to configure each of the eight gangs to suit their individual requirements.


"Seven years ago, Legrand patented the invention of the recessed poke-thru. Now, with the new Evolution 10-inch device, we bring this category to a new level, offering the most connectivity of any poke-thru device on the market," said Mike Cole, senior product manager for Legrand's Wiremold product line. "We expect the new Evolution 10-inch poke-thru device to be particularly attractive to A/V integrators not only because of its capacity, but because of its custom configuration." As an example, it can accommodate a standard, three-gang digital media device, six ports of communication, and four duplex power receptacles. That's a lot of capacity in one unit."

Legrand is also the first manufacturer to offer wired connections inside a poke-thru device — a fact that eliminates the need for a junction box. As a result, the device occupies much less vertical space or depth in the floor and is therefore less obtrusive when installed in open-ceiling buildings.
The Evolution 10-inch poke-thru installs easily, making it an ideal choice for both retrofit and new-construction applications. To make service additions and changes, users simply lift the unit out of its installed position in the floor.

The device's heavy-duty, die-cast aluminum covers are built to withstand up to 700 pounds of pressure as well as the heavy traffic encountered in open spaces. Covers are manufactured with a durable, self-aligning hinge assembly and swivel a full 180 degrees to open. When compared to traditional flip-top covers, the fully open cover is expected to reduce tripping incidents.
Evolution Series 10-inch poke-thru devices are designed with spring-loaded, patented slide egress doors that not only accommodate the space required for cables to exit the device, but also shut automatically when the user closes the cover. Aesthetically updated, the cover has a symmetrical design with a built-in handle for easy access and is available in eight finishes, enabling designers and specifiers to better coordinate it with a room's decor.

The device is UL-listed and UL-fire-classified for up to two hours in accordance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards. It also meets all scrub water requirements.

Wiremold solutions are available through Middle Atlantic Products. More information about this and other Wiremold products is available at www.middleatlantic.com.

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About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $6.0 billion in 2014. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Quiktron, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.com.

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