WATERTOWN, Conn., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced that it has been presented with two gold awards in the category of Connection & Cross Connection Devices during the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards ceremony on September 11th at the 2018 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.
Based on six evaluation criteria, including innovation, value to the user, sustainability, meeting a defined need, collaboration, and market impact, the Innovators Awards are chosen by a judging panel that consists of Cabling Installation & Maintenance editors along with independent industry experts with vast industry experience. This year, Siemon was presented with two gold-level awards for its Z-PLUG™ Category 6A Field Terminated Plug and LightStack® 8 Ultra High-Density Plug-and-Play System.
Z-PLUG™ Category 6A Field Terminated Plug offers reliable, high-performance plug terminated links in the field that enable custom-length direct connections to a variety of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices deployed in today's intelligent buildings such as PoE LED lights, security cameras, wireless access points, digital displays, distributed antenna systems (DAS), building automation controls and more. Plug terminated links enable rapid, more efficient deployment directly to these devices that often do not require an outlet and patch cord.
LightStack® 8 Ultra High-Density Plug-and-Play System is designed to provide the most efficient, cost-effective support of current and future 8-fiber applications. Consisting of Base 8 modules, adapters, assemblies and jumpers, LightStack 8 provides a complete end-to-end Base 8 fiber system with 100% fiber utilization.
"At Siemon, we pride ourselves in keeping a pulse on evolving technologies and trends while listening to the voice of the customer to integrate problem-solving innovations into our new products," says Betsy Conroy, global marketing communications manager for Siemon. "That's why we designed Z-PLUG with a shorter plug body, color coding capabilities and the ability to terminate both UTP and shielded cabling, and we designed LightStack 8 to ensure superior cable management and access while offering the simplest form of migration to current and future 8-fiber applications from 40 to 400 Gig. We are pleased to be recognized for these efforts through the Innovators Awards program."
Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance (cablinginstall.com) said "This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to recognize the most innovative products and leaders serving the structured cabling industry. Our 2018 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry."
To learn more about these products, please visit www.siemon.com/zplug and http://www.siemon.com/us/plug-and-play/lightstack8/
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (cablinginstall.com), email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks' optimum long-term performance.
About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2018 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2018 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2018 Fall Conference in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.
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