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

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

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The market for category 6 is still ripe and this is a logical extension of Siemon's breakthrough MAX product line.

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 manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance network cabling solutions. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global offices, manufacturing and service partners throughout the world, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper (unshielded and shielded twisted-pair) category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA), and multimode and singlemode optical fiber cabling systems available. With over 400 active patents specific to structured cabling, from patch cords to patch panels, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

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Brian Duval
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101 Siemon Company Drive
Watertown, CT 06795
Ph: 860-945-4380

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