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For Immediate Release - December 17, 2009

Siemon Announces New Angled Versions of Ultra High-Density 48-Port, 1U Z-MAX™ Patch Panels

Angled patch panel is designed to facilitate high-density patch cord routing without the need for additional rack-mount cable management.

48-port angled patch panel

WATERTOWN, CT — Siemon is proud to launch an angled version of their innovative and popular Z-MAX modular patch panel. Designed to support both the shielded and UTP versions of Siemon's 10 Gb/s Z-MAX 6A network cabling solution, these new panels meet or exceed all 10GBASE-T and category 6A/class EA performance requirements. In addition the UTP angled Z-MAX panels can be used with category 6 UTP Z-MAX panel outlets and pre-terminated trunking assemblies.

Available in ultra high-density 48 port 1U and 24 port 1U versions, the new angled configuration allows patch cords to be routed directly into vertical cable managers, eliminating the need for additional horizontal cable managers and saving valuable rack space. This not only provides increased density, but also offers more aesthetically pleasing patch cord management.

Like the flat versions of the Z-MAX patch panel, Siemon'™s new angled panels feature a unique modular Quick-Snap panel design, which allows Z-MAX category 6 or 6A panel outlets to be quickly snapped into place or removed to speed initial deployment and subsequent moves, adds and changes. Designed specifically for the Z-MAX panels, Z-MAX panel outlets utilize the same best-in-class termination process as Z-MAX hybrid flat/angled outlets. Using the simple, patent-pending Z-TOOL™, both shielded and unshielded Z-MAX panel outlets can be terminated in as little as 60 seconds from start to finish, including cable preparation. The terminated outlets can then be easily snapped into the panel.

The angled Z-MAX panels'™ Quick Snap design also makes them ideal for use with Siemon's factory pre-terminated Z-MAX trunking cable assemblies. Equipped with Z-MAX category 6 or 6A UTP or category 6A Shielded panel outlets, Siemon trunks are custom configured specifically to the customer need, allowing permanent links within data centers, or other environments with pre-determined lengths, to be quickly deployed. This exact-fit approach, combined with the Z-MAX Quick Snap panel design, significantly reduces installation time - up to 75% compared to individually field-terminated channels. By consolidating multiple cabling channels, Siemon trunking cable assemblies also improve cable management and pathway space utilization in raised floor or overhead cable tray as well as eliminating on site scrap which makes for a greener installation. All scrap from the factory termination process is 100% recycled as part of Siemon's zero-landfill commitment to the environment.

These durable panels are constructed of lightweight, high strength steel with industrial black finish, scratch/fade resistant port marking and user-friendly integrated cable management. Port identification is enhanced through the Z-MAX panel's innovative high visibility magnifying labeling system.

Z-MAX 6A shielded panels feature Siemon's integrated Quick Ground™ technology, which automatically grounds Z-MAX 6A shielded modules to the panel upon insertion, eliminating additional outlet grounding steps. Both Z-MAX shielded and unshielded panels are available as complete kits including patch panel, Z-MAX panel outlets and all necessary accessories. Empty panels are also available for use with Z-MAX pre-terminated trunking cable assemblies.

Siemon's Z-MAX 6A line includes complete end-to-end category 6A/class EA systems in both shielded and unshielded configurations. The full Z-MAX 6A channel consists of Z-MAX 6A outlets Siemon category 6A cable and Z-MAX 6A patch panels, as well as patent pending Z-MAX 6A patch cords that feature a precisely tuned printed circuit board (PCB) into every plug for enhanced signal and unparalleled end-to-end system performance.


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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