MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 5, 2011 – Thomas & Betts has provided the increased efficiency and cost containment of automation with the introduction of the Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System.  The Nexus system also provides more accurate data than what are gathered through manual methods, which are subject to human error.    

The Emergi-Lite Nexus Emergency Lighting Management System provides real-time status of the entire emergency lighting and exit sign system, runs system diagnostics, performs required monthly and annual functional tests, generates maintenance logs and runs compliance reports from a central control unit.  Additionally, the Emergi-Lite Nexus Emergency Lighting Management System operates independently of the emergency lighting and exit sign, so that it does not interfere with the operation of the lighting system or disrupt the power supply. 
Available in both wired and wireless versions, the Emergi-Lite Nexus Emergency Lighting Management System is entirely flexible, making it quick and easy to install.  The system user is able to manage the installation by installing and removing components, testing and monitoring the system, and managing maintenance activities, enabling the reduction of maintenance time and costs.  The wired version uses a dedicated data cable network for areas where wireless communication is not possible.  The wireless version uses radio frequency (RF) communication and 900 MHz mesh networking technology to penetrate dense building materials, including masonry walls. 
For more information about the Emergi-Lite Nexus Emergency Lighting Management System, visit or call (800) 857-5711.
Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Thomas & Betts reported revenues of $2 billion and had approximately 8,750 employees in 2010.  For more information, please visit