Legrand’s Next-Level Networking Solutions
Legrand will make available in August the first products of a new toolkit of networking solutions that it says will address present and future custom integrator needs from stem to stern.
The new products are “not just parts and pieces but total solutions. We have moved beyond just addressing new construction, and are building on our strengths in structured wiring,” said Fritz Werder, vice president and brand general manager for Legrand’s Home Systems Division. The first products move from wired Ethernet with power distribution to include models that provide wireless access points, coax networking and powerline distribution functionality.
A centerpiece of the intros is the DA1054 triple-speed Ethernet interface which can work as either a four-port Gigabit broadband router, when it can uplink with ADSL and cable modems, or a five-port Gigabit switch. Its design is double bay, to fit into most structured wiring enclosures, said Legrand.
The DA2400 and DA2401, new PoE injectors, can each power up to four compatible devices and feature built-in overload and short-circuit protection. They supply 15 and 30 watts of power, respectively, to each of four connected devices using CAT5/CAT6 cable.
The DA1458 eight-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet switch features four PoE ports – each delivering up to 15.4 watts of power, and can be used in applications where centralized power distribution is called for, such as centrally controlled IP camera systems.
Legrand is also enhancing the utility of its lyriQ Studio and Classic multi-room audio systems with the just-announced availability of the lyriQ airQast Main Source app, which when downloaded will allow users to wirelessly access both streaming and stored music collections through the home via smartphone or tablet without needing a PC to act as a local media server. It works to permit what Werder termed “collaborative play” – that is, jukebox-like functionality. The iOS app is available now, and the Android app will be released in July, he said.