Nexans and iTRACS Corporation® announce strategic global partnership to provide Intelligent Infrastructure Management Solutions

Paris, August 17, 2005 - Nexans and iTRACS Corporation, the global software leader in network infrastructure tracking, reporting and asset management systems, have formed a strategic partnership to provide a wide range of intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) solutions under the Nexans LANSense brand.

ITracs CorpNexans LANSense, using iTRACS software, delivers solutions which effectively discover, track, manage and protect the network's physical layer and a company's business assets.

Traditionally, LANSense has provided a cost effective approach to infrastructure management in large enterprise organisations and high density environments such as data centres where the demand for security, reliability, and easy administration provides a swift return on investment. In addition to these typical applications, Nexans also offers an economic solution for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market using iTRACS Infrastructure Manager™ (IM), where security, management, and cost of ownership are becoming increasingly important.

NexLanSenseAs an iTRACS partner with a wealth of in-house IIM expertise, Nexans has set up a dedicated business unit - Nexans Intelligent Enterprise Solutions (IES) - to provide enhanced service and support to its global client base. Nexans IES will work in close partnership with iTRACS Corporation and will also develop complimentary 'intelligent' products such as secure wireless and Power-over-Ethernet devices which can also be managed using iTRACS technologies.
"Nexans has a history of leading the market with an extensive range of cabling solutions." said Thomas Reedy, President and CEO iTRACS Corporation. "By aligning Nexans expertise in the cabling arena with the iTRACS intelligent infrastructure management software platform, we are offering a more complete solution to the industry's businesses. Our combined expertise offers our customers a more productive and secure network environment for more effective business operations."
Tony Rossiter, Managing Director of Nexans IES commented, "The combination of iTRACS recognised leadership in IIM platforms together with Nexans strong service and roll-out capability puts us in an unrivalled position not only to support global enterprise accounts, but also to provide specifically tailored solutions for the SME market."

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About Nexans

Nexans is the worldwide leader in the cable industry. The Group brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems can be found in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, aerospace, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical, medical applications, etc. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities throughout the world, Nexans employs 20,000 people and had sales in 2004 of 4.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange. More information available on www.nexans.com

About Nexans

Nexans is the worldwide leader in the cable industry. The Group brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems can be found in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, aerospace, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical, medical applications, etc. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities throughout the world, Nexans employs 20,000 people and had sales in 2004 of 4.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange. More information available on www.nexans.com

A propos de iTRACS Corporation

iTRACS Corporation (www.itracs.com) développe des produits de gestion d'infrastructures informatiques permettant aux directeurs des systèmes d'information de contrôler et gérer efficacement leur investissement ainsi que les processus de contrôle du changement. Fort d’une expérience de plus de quinze ans sur ce marché en pleine expansion, iTRACS possède l’une des plus grandes équipes du monde dans ce domaine. Connu sous le nom de Cablesoft Technologies jusqu’en janvier 2001, iTRACS a son siège à Chicago (Illinois), des bureaux de développement à Tempe (Arizona) ainsi que des bureaux de vente aux Etats-Unis et au Royaume-Uni, des points de vente, des centres d’ingénierie et des sites de production à Singapour et des partenaires de distribution au Royaume-Uni, en Europe continentale, au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique, en Asie et en Australie.