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For Immediate Release - July 2014

Round two of Siemon's MAX TurboTool Challenge

July 2014 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced round two of its $1500 'MAX TurboTool Challenge'. This contest challenges cabling contractors to test their skills against fellow cabling professionals world-wide to see who can perform the fastest category 6 termination using Siemon's innovative MAX TurboTool. The closing date is 31 August 2014.

In round one of the MAX TurboTool Challenge, contractors from across North America sent in videos with their fastest termination times and, following judging, Alberto Luna of Total Network Consulting in Snellville, GA took home the $1000 prize, with a world record MAX 6 termination time of just 24.18 seconds. You can see his actual video entry at http://www.siemon.com/maxturbotool/challenge .

In round two, the contest is going global, giving cabling professionals a chance to compete with the best installers in the world. The fastest time in round two will win $1000 and, if the winning entry is faster than the existing 24.18 second world record, the top prize automatically increases to $1500.

Developed specifically for contractors and cabling professionals, the new MAX TurboTool significantly reduces termination times for Siemon category 5e and 6 UTP MAX outlets. Unlike traditional single conductor punchdown tools, the MAX TurboTool simultaneously seats and cuts all eight cable conductors, allowing a four-pair MAX UTP outlet to be terminated in a single action for increased productivity and reduced hand fatigue.

Entry into the MAX TurboTool Challenge is easy: Entrants simply need to record a video (for example, on a smart-phone) of their fastest MAX TurboTool termination and email it to challenge@siemon.com. Full contest details, rules, and instructions are posted at: http://www.siemon.com/maxturbotool/challenge.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre 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. 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. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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