Legrand/Pass & Seymour Donates Device for Ask This Old House® Television Show

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Nov. 2, 2009) - Legrand/Pass & Seymour recently spearheaded the donation of an innovative Legrand electrical wiring device for an episode of the Emmy-nominated television series, ASK THIS OLD HOUSE®. The Legrand Selective Call System was included in episode #802, which premiered Oct. 15 on PBS.

The hit television series, a companion series of THIS OLD HOUSE® enables homeowners to receive an in-person "house" call, providing solutions to their everyday household challenges.

"With the popularity of home remodeling shows, this presented a great opportunity to demonstrate how electrical enhancements can make a home more energy-efficient, enjoyable, and safer for everyone living inside," said Keith Falkenberg, product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. "We're thrilled to be involved with such a worthwhile project."

Inspired by color and design trends from around the world, the Selective Call System seamlessly blends technology with design. Its sculptural curves, featuring titanium edging and a screwless finish, allow homeowners to integrate technology with personal style and taste.

Enabling broadcast or room-to-room communication at the touch of a button, Selective Call can accommodate up to 32 locations and three simultaneous, private conversations - the only intercom in the industry to do so. It eliminates the need for a main console, allowing complete system control from any room unit.

Users can choose from 96 room names, such as "nursery" or "great room," and up to 20 built-in digital door tones. The easy-to-use interface ensures complete system personalization and lists room names according to the most frequently called locations.

Selective Call's installation is simple and efficient. Just run a single Cat 5 cable from the enclosure to each Selective Call unit, and plug it into an RJ45 connection.

Legrand/Pass & Seymour is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, home systems and accessories in North America. For more information, call 1-800-776-4035 or visit http://www.legrand.us/passandseymour.

About The Legrand Group

Legrand is the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 30,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. 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. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819).


From: Legrand/Pass & Seymour

P.O. Box 4822

Syracuse, NY 13221

Agency: Eric Mower and Associates

Syracuse, NY 13204


Carri Prue

Phone: (315) 413-4286

Fax: (315) 466-3000


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