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Oct. 7, 2013

Methode Data Center Technologies Announces Partnership with Norlinx

Chicago, IL, and Wake Forest, NC - October 7, 2013 - Methode Data Center Technologies, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, announced the integration of its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite of monitoring tools with the analytics and management software of Norlinx, which provides simple logical and complete data center infrastructure management software, products, data center floor planning, integration services and data center security.

One of the biggest obstacles in deploying a DCIM solution is the integration of different monitoring tools with the software that analyzes the data. The Methode and Norlinx DCIM solution combines the monitoring and analytics into a single, easy-to-install tool suite, allowing customers to achieve rapid ROI and immediate benefits.

"This strategic partnership between Methode and Norlinx provides our customers with a comprehensive DCIM solution for improved monitoring, reporting and control," said Tim Hazzard, president of Methode Electronics Data Solutions Group. "With this unique integration of hardware and software, we offer streamlined efficiencies and capabilities, while reducing the total cost of ownership."

Methode’s revolutionary single IP address Cabinet Control Module (CCM) serves as the collection point for environmental monitoring, asset tracking, electronic lock controls, cabinet touch console and Power Distribution Unit, or PDU, management. Data is delivered from the CCM to Norlinx’s analytics software in one of three applications - GSM Rack, GSM Power and GSM air and space.

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's Web site www.methode.com.

About Norlinx
NORLINX is a leading provider of management information systems for optimizing data center infrastructure and operations. NORLINX has 13 years of Data Center and IT management experience building, managing and supporting Server Farms, Data Centers and Operations. NORLINX customers incorporate our solutions to manage IT as a business instead of a technology expense, creating dramatic changes in their corporate paradigm. Headquartered in Raleigh/Wake Forest, North Carolina, NORLINX has customer relationships across the US and internationally. For more information, please visit www.norlinx.com.

Methode Data Center Technologies Contact:
Jessica Miller
Marketing Manager
469-619-8516
jessica.miller@methode.com

Norlinx Contact
Alan North
CEO
919-368-1649
anorth@norlinx.com





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