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For Immediate Release - August 19, 2009

Siemon Expands Family of Groundbreaking Z-MAX Network Cabling Solutions with Category 6 UTP Z-MAX System

Innovative category 6 UTP system combines exceptional performance margins with best-in-class 60 second termination time

WATERTOWN, CT — Siemon is proud to introduce a new category 6 unshielded (UTP) version of the Z-MAX family of end-to-end network cabling solutions. This new system is based on Siemon's 10Gb/s capable Z-MAX 6A platform, bringing many of the category 6A system's performance enhancing and user-friendly termination features to customers seeking a category 6 solution.

The new category 6 Z-MAX system employs the same fast and simple, termination process as the Z-MAX 6A system. Using Siemon's patent-pending Z-TOOL, outlets can be terminated in less than60 seconds from start to finish, including cable preparation - the fastest RJ-based outlet termination in the industry.

Overwhelming positive feedback on the Z-MAX 6A and speed of termination has driven requests and demand for a category 6 version of Z-MAX, says Bob Carlson, Siemon's VP of Global Marketing. "We listen to our customers and respond accordingly," says Bob. "The market for category 6 is still ripe and this is a logical extension of Siemon's breakthrough MAX product line."

In addition to the Z-TOOL, the new category 6 Z-MAX outlet utilizes the Z-MAX 6A's patent-pending linear termination module. The linear termination module allows conductors to be laced quickly and naturally into position without crossing pairs. Maintaining and protecting cable pair geometry optimizes transmission performance and consistency while removing a significant noise source present in all other RJ-45 outlets. Utilizing Siemon's Premium 6 UTP cable, the Z-MAX 6 outlet's unique design provides extended category 6 performance margins and transmission headroom. Additionally, the outlet's enhanced noise resistance enables ultra-high density patching, allowing Z-MAX 6 modular patch panels to support up to 48 ports in just 1U of rack or cabinet space.

Available in both flat and angled configurations, the Z-MAX 6 patch panels feature a unique modular Quick-Snap panel design, which allows Z-MAX 6 panel outlets and pre-terminated trunking cable assemblies to be quickly snapped into place to speed initial deployment and subsequent moves, adds and changes. Combined with 48-port, 1U patching, Z-MAX 6's Quick-Snap design and pre-terminated trunking cable compatibility provides rapid deployment, superior flexibility and ultra-high density in mission-critical data center infrastructures.

To further enhance flexibility and user-friendliness, all Z-MAX work area outlets feature an exclusive hybrid flat/angled design that allows either flat or angled mounting orientations with the same outlet. Newly enhanced high visibility printed icons provide a complete color-coded identification system.

The end-to-end Z-MAX 6 UTP channel is supported by Siemon's category 6 MC patch cords and innovative high-density BladePatch modular cords. Z-MAX 6 hybrid flat/angled outlets are compatible with all Siemon MAX series modular patch panels and faceplates.

To receive more information about Siemon's end-to-end category 6 Z-MAX solution, and to access Z-MAX resources such as whitepapers, detailed specifications, termination videos and more, visit


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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