2008 Anixter Seminar Series: The IP Connected Enterprise(SM)

GLENVIEW, Ill. , April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Create an environment of control. Anixter, Inc., a world's leading provider of communications products used to connect voice, video, data and security systems, will host its ninth annual Seminar Series: The IP Connected Enterprise. The seminars will explore the emerging trends, technologies and concepts behind the worldwide movement toward network convergence. Redefine the way that people and their environment interact by learning how seamlessly integrated building and user systems provide real-time control and monitoring of any device, signal or multifunction legacy system. By directly bridging all of a building's principal systems onto a single network, The IP Connected Enterprise provides two-way communication sharing between devices, controllers and systems regardless of location.

Spanning 20 cities in U.S. and Canada , the events will run April 24 through November, and will educate attendees on the concept of developing a utility-grade building infrastructure using standards-based UTP and fiber cabling design. The seminars will provide a path to integrate any computer process-based and building system including video surveillance, access control, data and voice communications and HVAC. Some of Anixter's top experts will address the challenges and solutions associated with the increasing stress placed on today's network infrastructures as well as the underlying concepts and best practices for implementation and layout of The IP Connected Enterprise.

These seminars are open to anyone interested in learning how the latest products, technologies and standards can merge building and user systems into a single IP network. Benefiting Chief Information Officers, Chief Security Officers, IS and telecommunications managers, LAN administrators, security integrators and directors, network technicians or anyone involved in the design, specification, acquisition or administration of LAN cabling infrastructures, these seminars will directly address the challenges facing today's networks.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. , and the event includes a complimentary lunch buffet. There is no cost associated with the seminar; however, space is limited. Each seminar will conclude with a free raffle drawing at 4 p.m.

To view the schedule, register for a seminar, or to simply get more information and updates, visit Anixter's Web site at anixter.com/events or contact Mary Cathlin Sullivan at 224-521-4181.

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire & cable and a leading distributor of fasteners and other small parts ("C" Class inventory components) to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs, 2) more than 400,000 products and over $1 billion in inventory, 3) 218 warehouses with more than 6 million square feet of space, and 4) locations in 249 cities in 49 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago , Anixter trades on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

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