Z-MAX Category 6A Shielded & UTP Systems

Best-in-class performance, unparalleled usability and the industry’s fastest termination

Available in UTP and shielded, Siemon’s Z-MAX Category 6A System features the highest performance margins across all critical transmission parameters, the fastest, easiest and most reliable termination process, superior transmission consistency and customer focused usability, efficiency and ergonomics. End-to-end Z-MAX Category 6A UTP and shielded systems include Category 6A cable, outlets, modular cords, patch panels, trunking cable assemblies, work area solutions and the Z-PLUG™ field terminated plug.

Z-PLUG® Field Terminated Plug

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Z-PLUG offers an innovative approach to connecting IP-enabled IoT and smart building devices. Developed specifically to deliver custom-length cables that can be terminated on site for quick direct connections to PoE LED lights, security cameras, wireless access points, digital displays, distributed antenna systems (DAS), building automation controls and more, Z-PLUG exceeds all Category 6A performance requirements to easily support high-speed applications like 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

  • Terminates shielded and UTP, solid and stranded cable in conductor sizes from 22 to 26 gauge – all with a single part number and meeting Siemon’s Z-MAX system warranty
  • Features shorter plug design with rounded edges and ability to eliminate the boot and latch protector makes it ideal for connecting to devices with limited space
  • The user-friendly Z-PLUG termination tool and intuitive hinged lacing module that eliminates cable feed through enables best-in-class termination speed for rapid deployment of IP-based devices

Industry leading termination

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The intuitive design of the Z-MAX outlet optimizes each step of the termination process to eliminate errors that lead to delays and rework, setting a new benchmark for both UTP and shielded category 6A termination speed and consistency.

  • Zero-Cross termination module accelerates lacing while maintaining pair structure
  • Rapid Z-TOOL-based termination eliminates variability that can degrade performance
  • Easy wiring verification via color-coding on two surfaces
  • UTP and shielded outlets terminate in exactly the same way

Z-MAX Realtime 60 Second Termination

Innovative RJ-45 Design

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Siemon’s diagonally-oriented IDC contact technology is a unique configuration that varies the alignment of each individual contact within the Z-MAX outlet for distinct performance benefits.

  • Maximizes pair-to-pair separation from adjacent outlets to minimize alien crosstalk
  • Enhances NEXT performance within outlets
  • Fully enclosed IDCs eliminates exposure of uninsulated conductors

Optimally Tuned Performance

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The best-in-class performance of the Z-MAX Category 6A system is achieved through an innovative “matched” system that combines an optimally tuned plug with a higher performance outlet.

  • Leading performance on all parameters, including alien crosstalk
  • Narrower NEXT range provides capability to tune to higher channel performance levels
  • Smart-plug technology with a tuned PCB is fully backwards compatible and standards compliant

User-Friendly Features

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The innovative features of the Z-MAX Category 6A system were designed with the user in-mind.

  • Z-MAX 6A shielded outlets feature linear lacing channels that guide correct conductor placement while 2-sided color-coding provides wiring verification before and after lacing
  • A single hybrid outlet supports both angled and flat mounting orientations
  • Slim and side-stackable for high-density applications. Outlets support “pass-thru” feature to mount from the front or rear of a faceplate
  • Z-MAX 6A shielded patch panels offer a high-density version that provides 48 ports in just 1U to reduce valuable rack space consumption

Siemon's patented Z-MAX 45 shielded Category 6A outlet offers a shorter, compact design and the ability to terminate cable at a 45-degree angle for easier exiting of cable from shallow back boxes or wall-mounted raceway systems, while maintaining proper bend radius of the cable.

Z-MAX 45 - Real-time Termination

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