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quote start “The Integrated Network Zone System significantly reduces the costs and complications associated with integrating the plant floor and enterprise networks,” said Steve Timian, Director of Industrial Automation Solutions, Panduit Corp. “This robust system will provide our customers with the ability to manage and improve manufacturing processes and productivity.” quote end

Panduit Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the U.S.

System reduces deployment time by up to 75 % 

TINLEY PARK, IL (November 5, 2013)Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S.. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500.

Panduit made the list for the second year in a row, moving up to number 134 this year with the introduction of the Integrated Network Zone System. This system helps simplify and accelerate the market transition to IP connectivity in an industrial environment by incorporating all active and passive equipment required for deployment, leveraging key preconfigured elements and environmentally rated cabling media.

“The Integrated Network Zone System significantly reduces the costs and complications associated with integrating the plant floor and enterprise networks,” said Steve Timian, Director of Industrial Automation Solutions, Panduit Corp. “This robust system will provide our customers with the ability to manage and improve manufacturing processes and productivity.”

This Industrial Automation Solution is a reliable, easy to specify physical layer solution that supports the goal to make critical manufacturing performance data available to all stakeholders securely and seamlessly over a single converged network architecture. Forward looking customers deploy integrated zone systems strategically on building columns, process structures or wall spaces to form scalable network convergence points with physical security, testability and high availability capabilities fully realized.  Plantwide communications from the plant floor to remote corporate offices become more efficient and future ready, as users migrate proprietary plant-floor networks to a single network technology using the EtherNet/IP open protocol to achieve IT and automation best practices.

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Panduit:

Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ (UPI) based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. (www.panduit.com)

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Contact:

Jessica Sawyer-Lueck
Panduit Corp.
708-532-1800 x81923
jlsl@panduit.com