When the Z-MAX outlet was first launched, everyone at Siemon had a feeling that it could be terminated faster than the publicized estimate of 60 seconds. While we’re not going to revise that “official” estimate, the results of the recent Z-MAX Termination Challenge contest, which encouraged cabling contractors to send videos of their fastest Z-MAX termination, clearly indicate that 60 seconds is VERY conservative.
Siemon’s Manager of Channel Development, Andy Reynolds, described the history behind the Z-MAX Termination Challenge. “When we first launched Z-MAX, we were pretty conservative in our termination time estimates, suggesting it could be consistently performed in about 60 seconds” Reynolds explained. “But since then, contractors in the field have regularly reported significantly faster results.” To validate these reports and find out just how fast Z-MAX could be in the hands of cabling installation pros, Siemon developed the Z-MAX Termination Challenge.
According to Reynolds, the video entries more than surpassed expectations. “Frankly, we were floored at how fast they all were. Not one entry came in slower than our original 60-second estimate,” he explained. “In fact, the best times were well under half of that.”
Siemon and Accu-Tech our extends thanks to all Z-MAX Termination Challenge entrants and offers congratulations to the winners.
How fast? Check out the winning entries:
1st Place - $1000 - 23.5 Seconds - Curtis Shawn Repp of Envision Technologies, Lenexa KS.
2nd Place - $500 - 28.9 Seconds - Alberto Luna of Total Network Consulting, Snellville, GA
3rd Place - $250 - 32 Seconds – Taylor Gray of I2 Solutions, Naples, FL