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Middle Atlantic Releases New Rack Certified to Meet California’s OSHPD OPM Seismic Safety Standards

Part of the Industry-Trusted AXS Family of Slide-Out Racks, the AXS-IR is OPM-Certified for California Healthcare Facilities and Seismically Rated

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Sept. 2, 2020 — Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced the AXS-IR, the latest addition to its family of Slide Out Racks in Steel Enclosures. The AXS-IR is specifically designed, rigorously tested, and certified to meet California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) voluntary Preapproval of Manufacturer (OPM)’s Certification standards for seismic design of supports and attachments for nonstructural components to be used in the state’s healthcare facilities and hospitals. In the event of any seismic activity, the AXS-IR ensures equipment remains operational and that the rack stays securely anchored to the floor when installed with the optional seismic kit.

“We strive to not only make the integrator’s job easier and to ensure the reliability of the systems installed into our enclosures, but also to adhere to the best practices of the AV profession and the strictest building and facility standards and codes, even as they evolve,” said Jay Franetovich, product manager for racks and accessories at Legrand | AV — Middle Atlantic. “The AXS-IR builds upon our offering of seismic-certified solutions. Our customers in California’s healthcare market have an enclosure that’s ready and approved to use on projects under OSHPD’s jurisdiction.”

In addition to the AXS-IR’s ability to withstand seismic activity, it is based around the strength and features of the No. 1-selling BGR rack and the CEDIA Hall of Fame-honored and patented AXS enclosure series. Integrators have unrestricted rear access to equipment and connections with a rack frame that slides out from inside the steel enclosure via a track and stand system. This allows for easy wiring, installation of devices, and servicing all while saving valuable space in the environment. When complete, the integrator simply slides the rack back into the steel enclosure where it locks in place. To accommodate nearly any size system, the AXS-IR is available in several rack heights ranging from 35 to 42 rack spaces and various depths, 20- and 26-inch.

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About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
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. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and sustainable growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including connected products stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand is one of the most sustainable companies in the world, as ranked by the Corporate Knights, and is committed to achieving carbon, water, and waste reductions in its operations, deepening its community relationships, and continuously improving the environmental profile of its products. Legrand reported sales of around $7.1 billion (USD) in 2018. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40,

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