Siemon debuts Category 6A RJ-45 technology

February 24, 2009--Siemon's Z-MAX end-to-end network cabling solution has been designed from the ground up at Siemon Labs to shatter the previously accepted limitations of the RJ-45 interface. This Category 6A twisted pair copper family is available in UTP and shielded configurations, and Siemon claims both varieties are designed to provide the best guaranteed Category 6A margins and fastest termination times in the industry.

February 24, 2009--Siemon's Z-MAX end-to-end network cabling solution has been designed from the ground up at Siemon Labs to shatter the previously accepted limitations of the RJ-45 interface. This Category 6A twisted pair copper family is available in UTP and shielded configurations, and Siemon claims both varieties are designed to provide the best guaranteed Category 6A margins and fastest termination times in the industry.

Z-MAX cords feature a proprietary RJ-45 Smart-Plug design, which integrates a precisely tuned printed circuit board (PCB) into every plug. The PCB-based Smart Plug's enhanced signal tuning is perfectly matched to the Z-MAX outlet. The Z-MAX Smart Plug's Zero-Cross termination process is designed to eliminate the split pair and pair-cross condition that is the primary cause of inconsistent or degraded transmission performance common in traditional, non-PCB RJ-45 plugs.

The Zero-Cross termination technology carries into the Z-MAX outlet, which features a patent-pending linear termination module designed to eliminate split and crossed pairs. The linear Z-MAX termination module allows conductors to be laced quickly into position without pair crosses, maintaining and protecting cable pair geometry while removing a significant source of noise and interference present in other RJ-45 outlets.

The Z-MAX outlet also features proprietary, diagonally-oriented IDC contact technology, a configuration that's designed to maximize distance between contacts within side-stacked outlets (compared with traditional rectangular contact layouts). Z-MAX's enhanced noise resistance in both UTP and shielded systems enables ultra-high density patching with up to 48 ports within 1U of rack or cabinet space.

On the Web: www.siemon.com/go/zmax

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