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Leviton calls for more green awareness

The cabling specialist launches a new range of environmentally friendly products at Gitex

Cable specialist Leviton launches a brand new range of environmentally friendly products at Gitex 2010.
Cable specialist Leviton launches a brand new range of environmentally friendly products at Gitex 2010.

Cabling specialist Leviton is launching a new range of products at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK this year and has called for more enterprises to be aware of the importance of purchasing environmentally-friendly products.

Asef Baddar, Business Development Manager for the Middle East at Leviton, reveals the new line-up: "We are launching our C1 Ultra which is a patch panel that's customisable, 100% recyclable and green-friendly. We're also introducing our new Keyed LC patch cord for fibre which is lockable at the same time. We're basically putting some security on the infrastructure layer."

The company has had to work hard to inform customers about green issues. According to Baddar, the onus for now falls on the vendor

"There's not really a lot of call for it, but there's a lot of us pushing it and convincing the customers. Some are familiar with it, some know about green technologies. They may not necessarily know the full details about it, but they are aware of the overall concept," he explains.

Baddar describes the traffic at Leviton's stand this year as good and on par with last year's effort: "We've had a lot of traffic and this is what we look for. The second thing we look for is decision-makers, which we're getting a few here and there from different countries. We do see a lot of traffic from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Syria, Iran, and Lebanon.

"We're looking for enterprise clients as our number one goal. Consultants are our number two priority, but unfortunately we haven't seen any consultants walk by. Of course channel partners are important as well but we're always interested in the end-user and consultant space," he ends.

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