Siemon again looking for fastest Cat 6 ‘terminator’

The company is upping the ante on its Max TurboTool Challenge, if this year’s winner can beat the 24.18-second termination time of last year’s champ.

Jun 6th, 2014

Siemon recently announced the second season of its Max TurboTool Challenge—a contest among cabling contractors seeking the one who can most quickly terminate a Category 6 cable using the company’s Max TurboTool. Siemon explains the tool was “developed specifically for contractors and cabling professionals,” and that it “significantly reduces termination times for Siemon Category 5e and 6 UTP Max outlets.

“Unlike traditional single-conductor punchdown tools,” the company continued, “the Max TurboTool simultaneously seats and cuts all eight cable conductors simultaneously, allowing a four-pair Max UTP outlet to be terminated in a single action for increased productivity and reduced hand fatigue.”

In the first round of the contest, Alberto Luna of Total Network Consulting won a $1,000 prize with a termination time of 24.18 seconds. You can see Luna’s termination on video here.

For this second round, Siemon says, “the contest is going global, giving cabling pros a chance to compete with the best installers in the world. The fastest time wins $1,000, and if the winning entry is faster than the 24.18-second world record, the top prize increases to $1,500.”

To enter, installers record a smartphone video of their fastest Max TurboTool termination and email it to challenge@siemon.com. The contest ends on August 31, 2014. Complete information on the contest can be found here.

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