About Us

About Us

About FlatWire

 

FlatWire is looking to the future and focusing our efforts on the global commercialization of this unique and innovative surface-mounted technology. This is an exciting opportunity for us to connect with global consumers, builders, electricians, designers, trade-professionals, institutions, governments, hospitality facilities and OEMs in the marketplace, whose wiring, interconnect and safety needs simply aren't being served by conventional wiring and installation techniques.

 

Background

 

Entrepreneur Robb Sexton envisioned a high performance, ultra-thin surface-mounted wiring system that would simplify many complex, invasive and costly traditional in-wall wiring implementations. As a result, he invented and patented FlatWire, the award-winning surface mounted wiring solution (TechTV, CES, Popular Mechanics and more) for DIY and professional installers.

FlatWire solutions include low-voltage lighting, media centers, ceiling fans, surround sound and other wired devices for home and business applications. Installations are non-invasive, which means no tearing up floors, walls or ceilings and “fishing” wire.

Once affixed to the surface, ultra-thin FlatWire is easily concealed with spackle/paint/other concealing materials to achieve a highly aesthetic installation with no visible wires, conduits or raceways. Just map it (measure), stick it (spray adhesive), click it (easy connectors), and make it disappear (spackle/paint/other). It’s that simple.

 

FlatWire Patents


5,804,768; 5,807,141; 5,899,774; 6,107,577;
6,492,595; 6,688,912; 6,774,741; 7,145,073; 7,217,884


FlatWire Mission


To provide unique, high value, surface-mounted wire and connector products and solutions to consumer, trade and OEM customers.


FlatWire Products


NeXwire is currently selling wire, connectors and related products for applications including Class 2 low-voltage lighting (National Electric Code, Article 725, Class 2; now UL listed under e-file # 476808), audio/loudspeaker, audio/video, voice/data (Cat 5) and other low-voltage and signal applications.

Our flat 120VAC solution (14AWG, 15 Amp), while included in the National Electric Code (Section 382, Concealable Non-Metallic Extension (CNE)) as well as UL listed (e-file # 342290), is amid a product/solution upgrade along with additional UL testing, and is not currently available.


FlatWire Future Products


Launching in 2016 and beyond, future products and solutions now in development include 120VAC (14AWG, 15 Amp), HDMI, gigabit ethernet (Cat 6) and more. We look forward to your questions on future product specifications and availability.


2005 License Agreement / 2015 Re-Launch


Since 2005, NeXwire's proprietary FlatWire Technologies had been licensed under an exclusive, worldwide License Agreement with Southwire Company. The License Agreement is now terminated, and we are proud to announce that all of the FlatWire Technologies are now back under the direction and exclusive control of NeXwire, its founders, and the inventor.

NeXwire is now looking to the future and focusing our efforts on the global commercialization of this important, unique, innovative, surface-mounted wire, cable, active safety and interconnect technology. This is an exciting opportunity for us to connect with global consumers, builders, electricians, designers, trade-professionals, institutions, governments, hospitality facilities, and OEMs in the marketplace, whose wiring, interconnect, and safety needs simply aren't being served by conventional wiring and installation techniques.

FlatWire standard voltage (120VAC) electrical products have been included in the United States National Electrical Code (NEC Article 382) since 2008, and we have two systems listed with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), including our low-voltage sconce lighting kit, and our 120VAC CNE system.