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Minkels has chosen for EXXFIRE

Minkels opt for the innovative fire suppression EXXFIRE Veghel, Netherlands, November 14, 2016 - Supplier of data center infrastructure Minkels - part of the listed Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR) - see an increasing worldwide demand for security and safety solutions for data centers. This is partly due to the stringent requirements of data centers. Gartner (2015 CIO Survey) and Forrester (Sizing the cloud security market) confirm this trend. Minkels responds to the market demand with a collaboration with Hi-Safe and EXXFIRE, respectively supplier and producer of this innovative fire suppression system.

The market demands more and more security solutions for data centers. Therefore Minkels now offers a fire extinguishing system as an option for the Matrix Cube. Vincent Liebe Marketing Manager Minkels: "We have chosen the Dutch EXXFIRE, because of their state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression systems for switch and server cabinets. The fire extinguishing system of EXXFIRE protects important IT systems against fire, without causing damage to the hardware. The system is plug-and-play, reliable and low maintenance, making it a perfect complement to the Matrix Cube, which is also reliable and easy to install. " The fire extinguishing system of EXXFIRE is designed so that it can protect a closed server rack as the Matrix Cube, as well as power distribution units. Edwin Verver, CCO at EXXFIRE: "The system is equipped with three optical sensors. These sensors able to detect smoke, well before a fire will occur. The uniqueness of the EXXFIRE™ system is patented cool gas generator. This robust nitrogen gas (N2) storage technology is developed by TNO for the European Space Agency program (ESA). The required nitrogen gas is stored without pressure and is released without any residue and at room temperature. Nitrogen will change the air composition, whereby the oxygen concentration falls, and thus prevents fire. Therefore, such a fire extinguishing system ideal for a closed and integrated rack solution, like the Matrix Cube. " Liebe adds: "Of course we have thoroughly tested the system with Hi-Safe and EXXFIRE. The positive test results give us great confidence in the system and in our cooperation. "The fire extinguishing system of EXXFIRE is now available as an option for the Matrix Cube. On November 15 will Minkels feature its micro data center the Matrix Cube - with the EXXFIRE system - at the IT Room InfraTradeshow. ***

About EXXFIRE BV  - a Dutch startup with global ambitions - has developed a fire extinguishing system based on a revolutionary worldwide patented technology for non-pressure gas storage. The system protects important IT systems against fire, without causing damage to the hardware. The system is plug-and-play, reliable and low maintenance. EXXFIRE is represented in the Benelux by Hisafe Dordrecht - part of the Hertek Group more information about EXXFIRE: www.exxfire.com. about Minkels Minkels is a knowledge-driven manufacturer and worldwide supplier of high-quality solutions for Data Center infrastructure. The Minkels brand is part of the brand portfolio of Legrand, a publicly traded company (Euronext Paris: LR) with worldwide sales in the markets for low-voltage systems, data networks and data centers.

Legrand is present in more than 180 countries and in 2015 had a turnover of 4.8 billion euros. The products Minkels fall through innovation and flexibility. Customers are always assured of the latest data center technologies, modular solutions that meet customer-specific and evolving business needs. More information about Minkels: www.minkels.com About Hi-Safe Hi-Safe is part of the Hertek Group, an international company with three branches. Hi-Safe in Dordrecht; Hertek Headquarters, Hertek Safety and Hertek Care in Weert and Hertek GmbH in Berlin. Each business unit has its own specialty: Hi-Safe (Extinguishing Systems and Explosion suppression) whose primary mission: to ensure business continuity by reducing (fire) damage to assets. Hertek Safety (Fire Detection, Emergency and Evacuation Alarm) ensure safety for people and resources in buildings and Hertek Care (Care and Communications): security and guarantee well-being for people in care. Each business unit also works in the interest of the client and therefore offer customized solutions. Hi-Safe and Hertek Group provide a wide and varied range of high-quality and innovative products / systems and services. More information about Hi-Safe in https://hisafe.nl/

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