Siemon Launches Z-MAX Network Cabling Solution

Siemon has introduced their new Z-MAX end-to-end network cabling solution, designed from the ground up at Siemon Labs amid claims by the vendor that it shatters the previously accepted limitations of the RJ-45 interface.

The company says their category 6A twisted pair copper family is available in category 6A UTP and shielded configurations, with both varieties supplying the best guaranteed category 6A margins and fastest termination times in the industry.

Z-MAX cords feature an exclusive 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, providing unparalleled end-to-end system. The Z-MAX Smart Plug’s Zero-Cross termination process also eliminates 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.

Siemon’s Zero-Cross termination technology carries into the Z-MAX outlet, which utilizes a patent-pending linear termination module to eliminate split and crossed pairs. The linear Z-MAX termination module allows conductors to be laced quickly and naturally into position without pair crosses, maintaining and protecting cable pair geometry for optimized transmission performance consistency and removing a significant source of noise and interference present in all other RJ-45 outlets.

The Z-MAX outlet also features exclusive diagonally-oriented IDC contact technology. This unique diagonal configuration maximizes distance between contacts within side-stacked outlets compared with traditional rectangular contact layouts. Maximizing pair-to-pair separation between adjacent outlets minimizes alien crosstalk even in the most dense category 6A patching environments. Z-MAX’s enhanced noise resistance in both UTP and shielded Z-MAX systems enables ultra-high density patching with up to 48 ports within 1U of rack or cabinet space.