Anixter Unveils New Infrastructure Assurance Solution for Next Generation Buildings

GLENVIEW, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anixter Inc. (NYSE:AXE) revealed its new Utility Grade INFRASTRUCTURESM
solution at IBCON and INFOCOMM last week.

Utility Grade INFRASTRUCTURE by Anixter, also known as UTG, is a new
technology platform, assurance program and design approach that
redefines the infrastructure layer to support building subsystems,
technologies and applications.

Developed alongside the leading network infrastructure manufacturers,
Belden, CommScope and Fluke Networks, and third-party tested and
verified by UL, Anixter’s UTG program will offer UTG-rated cabling
solutions and provide the foundation that will unlock the potential of
the next generation of buildings to maximize ROI and enhance user

“Connectivity issues impact employee productivity, business
profitability and user experience, and these variables are some of the
key factors in attracting premium tenants and employees,” says Bill
Geary, executive vice president, Network & Security Solutions at
Anixter. “According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development, the number of connected buildings across the globe is
projected to double by 2060, and HIS Markit predicts connected devices
will reach 75 billion in the next 6 years, meaning these spaces must
transform to keep up with our reliance on technology.”

Anixter highlights the Smart Building Revolution that is driving the
demand to improve the use of building spaces, making them more
productive, flexible and efficient. Andrew Jimenez, Anixter’s vice
president of technology, also points out, “Success depends on taking
advantage of advancements in convergence, with a cabling infrastructure
that can bridge gaps between information and operational technology to
solve the problem of managing multiple systems that require more
bandwidth and lower latency.”

Anixter’s UTG program provides specifications for interoperable and
future-ready solutions that exceed current standards of category rated
cabling, including extended transmission distances, higher bandwidth
capabilities, 4k streaming, increased bundling sizes for Power over
Ethernet (PoE) applications and support for next-generation Wi-Fi

More information about UTG products and solutions can be found at
UTG-rated cabling solutions will be available for specification on July

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network &
Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power
Solutions. We help build, connect, protect, and power valuable assets
and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO
supply to video surveillance applications to electric power
distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that
create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and
communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along
with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost,
risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.

Anixter adds value to the distribution process by providing
approximately 130,000 customers access to 1) innovative supply chain
solutions, 2) nearly 600,000 products and over $1.0 billion in
inventory, 3) 316 warehouses/branch locations with over 9.0 million
square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in
approximately 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near
Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol

Additional information about Anixter is available at


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