Author Archives: Brian Duval

About Brian Duval

Brian is the Global Marketing Communications Manager at Siemon.

Straight to the Point: Siemon’s New Z-PLUG Delivers High-Performance Plug-Terminated Links for Intelligent Buildings

Network infrastructure pros are well aware of the revolution happening inside the walls and ceilings of modern buildings, and they know what is driving it.  It’s the advent of intelligent buildings – the Internet of Things – where virtually every … Continue reading

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What’s the worst thing you’ve found stuck in a network port?

Anyone responsible for network infrastructure probably has stories of  questionable foreign objects stuck in their ports and outlets.  While it may be more of an issue in publicly accessible ports, it can happen wherever you might find childish mischief, malicious … Continue reading

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Are Slow Terminations Killing Your Bottom Line?

As a cabling pro, you know that winning jobs is a balancing act between delivering competitive bids and protecting your profitability. But, have you ever considered how the speed of your individual termination processes can impact that balance? Siemon’s newest Cabling … Continue reading

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Siemon TurboTool Challenge Winner Sets New Cat 6 MAX Termination Record

18-Second Cat 6 MAX termination beats previous world record by over 6 seconds. We’re proud to announce the winner of the Siemon MAX® TurboTool™ Termination Challenge. This online contest challenged cabling contractors to test their skills against fellow cabling pros … Continue reading

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Siemon Announces MAX TurboTool Challenge Winner

18-Second Category 6 MAX termination beats previous world record by over 6 seconds. 9/25/14 – Watertown, CT – Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced the US winner for round 2 of its MAX TurboTool Termination Challenge. This … Continue reading

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We’re Excited to Announce the Z-MAX Termination Challenge Winners

Previous 31-second Z-MAX termination world record for RJ45 connectors falls. . . twice When we first launched our Z-MAX outlet, everyone here at Siemon had a feeling that it could be terminated faster than our publicized estimate of 60 seconds.  … Continue reading

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Contractor Pitstop – Siemon’s V600 24″ (600mm) Cabinet

Looking for a cost-effective, feature-rich 24” (600mm) cabinet solution? Check out Siemon’s V600: Standard footprint 24” (600mm) width, 40” (1000mm) and 48” (1200mm) depth options, 45U Flexible mounting options Standard 19” mounting rails are depth adjustable to support multiple equipment … Continue reading

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Contractor Pitstop: Siemon’s S110 Connecting Block System

After so many years, why are Siemon’s S110 connecting blocks still so popular with cabling contractors? Let’s count the ways. . . US-Made – Siemon S110 blocks are made right here in Watertown, CT High-Quality – Like all Siemon product, … Continue reading

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10GBASE-T: The Future of 10Gb/s Ethernet [INFOGRAPHIC]

In this Infographic, we look at key points in the timeline of 10Gb/s copper cabling and the 10GBASE-T application standard.  From early cabling options to current and future developments, it shows 10GBASE-T and twisted-pair copper cabling’s projected rise to 10Gb/s … Continue reading

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Not All Fiber Optic Assemblies are Created Equal [INFOGRAPHIC]

In this Infographic, we look at the results of benchmark tests comparing fiber optic cable assemblies from established global manufacturers versus low-cost generic assembly house options and explore the potential impact on your network.   Get the full test results … Continue reading

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