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For Immediate Release - November 22, 2013

Siemon Announces Z-MAX Termination Challenge Winners

Previous 31-second Z-MAX termination world record falls... twice.

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced the US winners of its recent Z-MAX Termination Challenge. This online contest challenged cabling contractors to test their skills against fellow cabling pros to see who could perform the fastest termination using Siemon's innovative Z-MAX RJ-45 outlet. The contest asked contractors to send Siemon a video of their fastest Z-MAX termination and offered prizes to the top performers.

Siemon's Manager of Channel Development, Andy Reynolds, described the history behind the Z-MAX Termination Challenge. "When we first launched Z-MAX, we were pretty conservative in our termination time estimates, suggesting it could be consistently performed in about 60 seconds" Reynolds explained. "But since then, contractors in the field have regularly reported significantly faster results." To validate these reports and find out just how fast Z-MAX could be in the hands of cabling installation pros, Siemon developed the Z-MAX Termination Challenge.

According to Reynolds, the video entries more than surpassed expectations. "Frankly, we were floored at how fast they all were. Not one entry came in slower than our original 60-second estimate," he explained. "In fact, the best times were well under half of that."

Siemon extends its thanks to all Z-MAX Termination Challenge entrants and offers congratulations to the winners:

1st Place - $1000 - 23.5 Seconds - Curtis Shawn Repp of Envision Technologies, Lenexa KS. Curtis set a new world record with a blistering time of just 23.5 seconds, beating the previous record by nearly 7 seconds.

2nd Place - $500 - 28.9 Seconds - Alberto Luna of Total Network Consulting, Snellville, GA

3rd Place - $250 - 32 Seconds - Taylor Gray of I2 Solutions, Naples, FL

The actual entry videos for the winners are available at

To find out more about Siemon's innovative Z-MAX cabling solution, which includes full end-to-end systems in 10Gb/s Category 6A shielded and UTP configurations as well as category 6 UTP, 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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