Ortronics/Legrand, ISMS pair on home broadband initiative

February 12, 2008 -- Ortronics/Legrand and Information Systems Management Solutions (ISMS) announced an alliance to bring high performance connectivity solutions to communities looking to implement home broadband applications.

February 12, 2008 -- Ortronics/Legrand and Information Systems Management Solutions (ISMS), a specialist in the design and deployment of broadband IP networks, have announced an alliance to bring high performance connectivity solutions to communities looking to fulfill the promise of broadband applications within the home.

The agreement between ISMS and Ortronics/Legrand allows broadband community designers and planners to have a single contact with a multitude of industry resources at their disposal. The companies say that the alliance will combine their respective knowledge and resources for the benefit of consultants, systems designers, developers, and planners.

"To fulfill the promise touted by triple-play service providers and to keep up with the ever changing technology needs of the consumer, it will be critical that our industry bring infrastructure networks that efficiently and effectively deliver service. It will be equally important that these networks have the ability to adapt and adjust to the changes in technology, lifestyle requirements and content volume," comments Chris Adams, marketing manager for Ortronics.

The companies maintain that the rapid rate of IP convergence, broadband services, and downloaded entertainment content is creating the need to incorporate high bandwidth networks within the home. The amount of content and number of broadband users within a home, along with the need to incorporate other home automation systems, are redefining the design of these networks. As high definition video, music downloads, on-line gaming, Web-based video/picture sharing and other content-rich applications increase, next-generation homes require an infrastructure that supports the increase in data exchange without compromising quality of service.

"Our mission at ISMS has always been to deliver superior network solutions while lowering deployment costs," says James Hettrick, cvhairman of ISMS. "This important alliance with Ortronics/Legrand allows us to aggregate the creative talents and resources of both companies to provide more advanced product sets and targeted services for community networks across the U.S."

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