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.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest ends on August 31, 2014. Complete information on the contest can be found here.