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Siemon announces acquisition of the Gigaduct fibre containment system

March 2016 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its acquisition of the Gigaduct fibre containment system from UK-based Gigacom Ltd. Under this definitive agreement, Siemon will acquire all existing Gigaduct assets, inventory, tooling and customer base.

Gigaduct is a flexible raceway system for routing, managing and protecting fibre optic cables in data centres, colocation centres, service provider hosting and other fibre computing environments. Manufactured from flame-retardant plastics, the Gigaduct system features easy-to-assemble ducts, fittings, bends and tees in various sizes to meet a wide range of fibre deployment needs. The system is designed to maintain bend radius and protect fibre from the most rigorous conditions. Easy-access covers enable fibre installation or removal without disconnecting the entire pathway system.

The transaction will expand Siemon's existing portfolio of WheelHouse™ advanced data centre solutions that includes the company's established line of copper and fibre cable and connectivity systems, high-speed interconnect assemblies, cabinets, cable management, power distribution and comprehensive data centre design services. This portfolio supports any size and type of data centre, from large super computing environments and colocations, to small-to-mid size enterprise data centres.

"We are excited to expand our data centre offering with the Gigaduct fibre containment system, which fits well into our WheelHouse solutions with expert data centre design services that will now include layout of this fibre ducting system," says Tony Veatch, director of product management for Siemon. "With this acquisition and Siemon's existing global footprint, we will have significant opportunity to expand Gigaduct's reach and better serve our data centre customers around the world with a more comprehensive portfolio."

To learn more about Siemon's WheelHouse advanced data centre soluitons, visit: www.siemon.com/wheelhouse.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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