New Kordz SlimCat™, a Complete One-of-a-Kind Network Cable System that Delivers All the Power of Category 6 in Half the Size

Kordz’s new SlimCat™ line features Category 6 Ethernet cable that’s skinnier than others, along with matching crimp connectors and keystone sockets.    

Hong Kong, China; Barcelona, Spain (January 31, 2023)Backed by 20 years of global manufacturing experience and deep knowledge of the systems integration industry, multi-award-winning professional-grade cabling manufacturer Kordz understands what systems integrators need to design and install robust, reliable networks quickly and efficiently. Its latest innovation, SlimCat™, comprises bulk-reducing 4mm diameter Category 6 cable, and specially designed RJ45 crimp connectors and RJ45 keystone sockets for robust, compact end-to-end connectivity.  

A one-of-a-kind cabling solution developed to streamline installation in smaller spaces or where retrofitting cable is difficult, SlimCat™ fills a void in the industry while supporting 100W PoE++ and delivering 1Gbps network connectivity up to 50 meters. Illustrating the company’s strong belief in the value of robustness, the new SlimCat™ system incorporates Kordz’s 2000-cycle latch, the same one used in the patented connector in Kordz’s popular patch cords. 

“For some projects, standard Category 6 cable is too bulky to install easily and discretely. Structured cabling is a mature and saturated market, so we decided to approach the category differently by developing a complete Category 6 networking system of products that takes up significantly less space to reach areas that other cabling solutions can’t,” says James Chen, Kordz Managing Director. “The diameter of the unshielded 28AWG SlimCat™ cable is half the size of 23AWG and 24AWG network cable, highly flexible with a 32mm bend radius, and when paired with the SlimCat™ Keystone RJ45 Socket, performs to ANSI/TIA-58.2-D Category 6 permanent link standards up to 50 meters. As always, systems integrators can rely on the Kordz promise of ‘Connectivity Assured.’” 

The SlimCat™ system comes with a lifetime warranty and complies with both EU and US fire rating standards. Components are conveniently packaged in standard lengths in an easily identifiable Reel-in-Box.  

Components included in the SlimCat™ line include: 

  • PRO SlimCat™ Category 6 U/UTP Network Cable 
  • PRO SlimCat™ Category 6 RJ45 Crimp Connector 
  • PRO SlimCat™ RJ45 Strain Relief 
  • PRO SlimCat™ Keystone RJ45 Socket 

Like all Kordz products, each component of the SlimCat™ system has been individually tested during each phase of production for quality assurance and adheres to the latest performance standards and fire ratings.  

Kordz will debut its new SlimCat™ Category 6 cabling system and showcase its other innovative connectivity solutions during ISE 2023 in stand #2F450. There, show attendees can partake in the company’s 20th birthday celebration and systems integrators are invited to take ‘The Terminator’ cable termination challenge for their chance to win a variety of prizes. To learn more about Kordz’s premium professional-grade cabling, please visit www.kordz.com. 

About Kordz
Kordz’s professional-grade products are designed, engineered, and constructed to enable industry partners to focus on the big picture, not the little hurdles. The company’s extensive line of robust, fast, and effective cabling and networking components deliver the seamless interoperability and digital experiences today’s tech-savvy end-users expect and dramatically simplify deployment for systems integrators. By offering a wide range of professional cabling solutions backed by expert technical support, Kordz helps systems integrators around the globe meet the evolving cabling requirements of a wide range of residential and commercial environments. For more information about Kordz, please visit kordz.com and follow the company @kordzglobal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube 

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Kordz Leads Next – Generation Cat6 and Cat6a Networking with New 28AWG Cable and Professional Briefing

Kordz delivers the products and support systems integrators need to advance their Cat6 networking projects with faster, easier installs and top-notch performance.   

Hong Kong, China; Barcelona, Spain (January 31, 2023) – Dedicated to providing systems integrators with the premium cabling products, tools, and support they need to deliver exceptional connectivity to their customers, Kordz has developed a comprehensive, insightful Professional Briefing on the history, evolution, recommended practices, and growing use cases of 28AWG Cat6 and Cat6a cable in computer networks. Particularly helpful to integrators faced with fitting cable through tight spaces and challenging retrofit situations, the thinner, more flexible form factor of 28AWG cable offers greater installation ease than bulkier traditional 23 and 24AWG cable. The paper, Kordz Professional Briefing: The Application of 28 AWG Category 6 and 6a Cable for Small and Medium Sized Networks, is available to systems integrators at https://www.kordz.com/whitepapers/. Replete with fresh, relevant content, it provides integrators with a strong working knowledge of 28AWG cable that can be applied to current and future small to mid-sized networking projects. The Professional Briefing also details Kordz’s new Cat6 28AWG networking solution, PRO SlimCat™, as a turnkey system for fast, reliable end-to-end connectivity that meets all current networking standards and is PoE++ compliant up to 50 metres.  

“Computer networks have come a long way since their inception in the late ‘70s. Network cable technology has progressed along the way, leading us to the next generation of Cat6 and Cat6a cable — a 28AWG solution that delivers all the advanced performance required of today’s users in a thinner, more flexible cable that’s easier to handle and install,” says James Chen, Kordz Managing Director. “Systems integrators looking to stay ahead of the technological curve should embrace new 28AWG as a viable alternative to their standard network cable. Our PRO SlimCat™ line coupled with our informative Professional Briefing gives them all the knowledge and tools they need to progress their skills and offerings to the latest generation of Cat6 cable.”  

As outlined in the Professional Briefing, utilizing thin, flexible 28AWG Cat6 cable can simplify installation in high-density equipment racks, tight bend radiuses, and cramped wall spaces. Despite being half the size of other Cat6 cable, it supports the data rates and bandwidth requirements of current networking standards. Discussed are 28AWG solutions including Kordz PRO and PRS Patch Cords, as well as its new PRO SlimCat™ system.  

About PRO SlimCat™ Cat6 System
Kordz’s latest innovation, PRO SlimCat™, comprises bulk-reducing 4mm diameter 28AWG Cat6 cable and specially designed RJ45 crimp connectors and RJ45 keystone sockets for robust, compact end-to-end connectivity. Simplifying retrofit installation, the thin, flexible cable fills a void in the industry while supporting 100W PoE++ and delivering 1Gbps network connectivity up to 50 metres. The PRO SlimCat™ system comes with a lifetime warranty and complies with both EU and US fire rating standards. Components are conveniently packaged in standard lengths in an easily identifiable Reel-in-Box. Like all Kordz products, each component of the PRO SlimCat™ system has been individually tested during each phase of production for quality assurance and adheres to the latest performance standards and fire ratings. For more information about the Kordz PRO SlimCat line of products, please visit www.kordz.com/new-from-kordz. 

 

Where to See Kordz at ISE 2023
ISE 2023 attendees can visit Kordz at Stand #2F450 to learn more about its range of high-performance, installation-friendly, professional-grade cabling solutions, including the debut of PRO SlimCat™, an all-new line of 28AWG Cat6 networking components that deliver all the power in half the size. While at the exhibit, integrators can also take “The Terminator” cable challenge for a chance to win a variety or prizes and stick around for Kordz’s 20th Birthday celebrations. To learn more about Kordz’s premium professional-grade cabling, please visit www.kordz.com 

About Kordz
Kordz’s professional-grade products are designed, engineered and constructed to enable industry partners to focus on the big picture, not the little hurdles. The company’s extensive line of robust, fast and effective cabling and networking components deliver the seamless interoperability and digital experiences today’s tech-savvy end-users expect and dramatically simplify deployment for systems integrators. By offering a wide range of professional cabling solutions backed by expert technical support, Kordz helps systems integrators around the globe meet the evolving cabling requirements of a wide range of residential and commercial environments. For more information about Kordz, please visit kordz.com and follow the company @kordzglobal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube 

Media Contact
For interviews, reviews, and more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications at +1-425-328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com 

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Kordz Presents Informative Session at ISE 2023 to Help Integrators Comply with Current Fire Regulations Impacting Cable Installation

Special presentation by Kordz cabling expert brings understanding to confusing fire safety standards, clarifies roles and responsibilities of integrators and manufacturers, and provides best practices to follow for safe, reliable connectivity. 

Hong Kong, China; Barcelona, Spain (January 26, 2023) – Dedicated to providing systems integrators with the premium cabling products, tools, and support they need to deliver exceptional connectivity to their customers, Kordz will present at ISE 2023 an informative educational session on why and how to comply with current European and UK fire safety regulations when specifying and installing cable in commercial and residential environments. Covering all aspects of cable selection and implementation that can impact the financial liability of an integrator’s business, the safety of clients, and the protection of buildings against fire damage, Kordz resident cabling expert and International Product Manager, Kevan “Cable Kev” Sproston, will impart wisdom on the history behind Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and EN 50575 regulations, roles and responsibilities of manufacturers and integrators, and best practices integrators should follow to achieve full adherence to the latest fire safety standards. 

A presentation that integrators can’t afford to miss, “Cable Fire Regulations: What you and your business need to know,” will be held February 3rd at 2–2:45 p.m. on the Smart Home Technology Stage (Stand #2F350). To register for this important presentation please go to https://www.iseurope.org/ise-2023-conference-programme/smart-home-technology-conference. 

“Compliance with fire regulations is a crucial yet often overlooked part of cable installation. Confusion over the evolving standards, compounds, and ratings only complicate matters,” says Sproston. Adds James Chen, Kordz Managing Director, “Not all cables claiming compliance are actually compliant and that’s a big problem if something goes wrong. We want to help professionals know how to protect lives, as well as their livelihoods, by choosing the right fire-rated cable and following best practices for compliance.” 

The course will unravel the mystery behind the specs, provide an understanding of current European regulatory requirements and guidance on how to comply. Integrators who ignore these important regulations invite significant risk to their business and their clients who expect safe, reliable work from their contractors.  

Key discussion points include: 

  • The history of CPR fire regulations
  • The roles and responsibilities of those involved with cables from the installer to the manufacturer
  • An understanding of the fire safety standards, compounds and ratings
  • Steps toward compliance that protect your business and clients 

Where to See Kordz at ISE 2023
ISE 2023 attendees can visit Kordz at Stand #2F450 to learn more about its range of high-performance, installation-friendly, professional-grade cabling solutions, including the debut of SlimCat™, an all-new line of 28AWG Category 6 networking components that deliver all the power in half the size. While at the exhibit, integrators can also take “The Terminator” cable challenge for a chance to win a variety or prizes, and stick around for the Kordz’s 20th birthday celebrations. To learn more about Kordz’s premium professional-grade cabling, please visit www.kordz.com

About Kordz
Kordz’s professional-grade products are designed, engineered and constructed to enable industry partners to focus on the big picture, not the little hurdles. The company’s extensive line of robust, fast and effective cabling and networking components deliver the seamless interoperability and digital experiences today’s tech-savvy end-users expect and dramatically simplify deployment for systems integrators. By offering a wide range of professional cabling solutions backed by expert technical support, Kordz helps systems integrators around the globe meet the evolving cabling requirements of a wide range of residential and commercial environments. For more information about Kordz, please visit kordz.com and follow the company @kordzglobal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

Media Contact
For interviews, reviews, and more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications at +1-425-328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com
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Kordz Cable Supports Multichannel Cinema Demos from Officina Acustica and PMC at ISE 2023

Legendary manufacturers of reference-grade audio components, PMC and Trinnov, each lean on the exceptional build quality, connectivity reliability and AV performance of Kordz’s speaker and HDMI cables for their immersive entertainment demos at ISE 2023. 

Hong Kong, China; Barcelona, Spain (January 23, 2023) – Proving that cables make a world of difference to the performance of superior audio systems, Kordz helps deliver to ISE 2023 attendees two unique immersive entertainment experiences. Legendary manufacturers of monitor speakers and audio processors, PMC and Trinnov, respectively, chose Kordz’s premium speaker cable and HDMI cable to best demonstrate the exceptional power and accuracy of their top-line multichannel audio solutions.  

Experience Kordz at PMC Demo, Stand #2D250
For its live demo at ISE, which takes place at Stand # 2D250, PMC relies on Kordz ONE Series 12AWG speaker cables and PRS4 HDMI cables for full connectivity in its 22-square-metre, acoustically treated 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos cinema. The state-of-the-art entertainment mecca showcases the PMC Ci series surround-sound speakers and subwoofers. “I regard PMC as one of the standards and very best speakers made in the world,” says James Chen, Managing Director at Kordz. “It is an honour that PMC has chosen Kordz to connect their products and from an engineering point of view, we are very much aligned on our beliefs of providing well-constructed, well-engineered, and well-tested products.”  

Experience Kordz at Trinnov Demo, Stand #2D150
Kordz also plays a vital supporting role at Officina Acustica’s 16-seat cinema, where a new multi-sub sound field management system from Trinnov will be showcased along with equipment from Krix, Sony, Screen Research and madVR. In this demo room, located at Stand #2D150, a combination of Kordz ONE Series 12AWG and 14AWG speaker cables will enable immersive audio reproduction from an extensive speaker array, while Kordz PRS4 HDMI cables support faultless 8K video performance.  

“Systems integrators who stop by PMC and Trinnov demos, as well as our own exhibit at Stand #2F450, will be able to hear and see how Kordz cables empower AV equipment to perform at the highest level,” Chen continues. “Integrated AV components are only as good as the cable that connects them, and we’re pleased to be able to demonstrate this at not one but two distinctive ISE demos.”  

Where to See Kordz at ISE 2023
ISE 2023 attendees can visit Kordz at Stand #2F450 to learn more about its range of high-performance, installation-friendly, professional-grade cabling solutions, including the debut of Kordz PRO SlimCat™, an all-new line of 28AWG Category 6 networking components that deliver all the power in half the size. While at the exhibit, integrators can also take ‘The Terminator’ cable challenge for a chance to win a variety or prizes and stick around for the Kordz 20th birthday celebrations. To learn more about Kordz’s professional-grade cabling, please visit www.kordz.com. 

About Kordz
Kordz’s professional-grade products are designed, engineered and constructed to enable industry partners to focus on the big picture, not the little hurdles. The company’s extensive line of robust, fast and effective cabling and networking components deliver the seamless interoperability and digital experiences today’s tech-savvy end-users expect and dramatically simplify deployment for systems integrators. By offering a wide range of professional cabling solutions backed by expert technical support, Kordz helps systems integrators around the globe meet the evolving cabling requirements of a wide range of residential and commercial environments. For more information about Kordz, please visit kordz.com and follow the company @kordzglobal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube 

Media Contact
For interviews, reviews, and more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications at +1-425-328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com 

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Kordz Selects KMB Communications as Agency of Record for Global PR and Content Marketing

                           

Full-service communications agency helps Kordz drive greater awareness and adoption of its innovative cabling solutions within the systems integration community worldwide. 

Red Lodge, Montana (January 16, 2023) KMB Communications, a leading full-service public relations and marketing agency, announces that it has been named agency of record by Kordz, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance, installation-friendly residential and commercial professional cabling and networking solutions. Per the arrangement, KMB Communications will draw from its vast communications experience, deep understanding of the systems integration market and strong strategic alliances to bring greater awareness to the Kordz brand globally by executing a full suite of brand messaging, go-to-market strategies, and creative, insightful digital and social media programs. 

“KMB Communications provides everything we need to build our brand communications and broaden our presence as a leading provider of professional cabling solutions,” says James Chen, Kordz Managing Director. “A one-stop communication resource, they can help us develop and deliver clear, concise, impactful messaging through all forms of outreach, including digital marketing, public relations, custom content and podcasting. Their full suite of services is exactly what we were looking for in an agency. We look forward to our partnership with the team at KMB Communications to expose more of the market to our unique, innovative professional cabling solutions and how they help integrators get a professional edge.” 

Quickly approaching its 20th anniversary, Kordz kicks off its partnership with KMB Communications with a host of major product announcements, events, and business initiatives. KMB will develop a comprehensive communications program around the celebration, leading with Kordz’s knack for staying ahead of the technological curve by providing systems integrators a host of innovative cabling solutions to ensure reliable, high-performance connectivity for a wide range of applications. 

“We are excited to be chosen by the team at Kordz to amplify and accelerate awareness of this unique brand as the systems integration industry looks for ways to achieve better performance and installation ease when deploying networks in homes and businesses,” says Katye McGregor Bennett, CEO of KMB Communications. “For the past 20 years, Kordz has solved the problems and catered to the needs of systems integrators, evolving their product line to keep pace with new standards, new technologies and new expectations from end-users. They are a pioneer in an industry that often gets overlooked yet is the very backbone on which all smart systems connect. We’re thrilled to help share their story and their passion for developing systems that make a real difference to integrators’ bottom line.” 

About Kordz

Kordz’s professional-grade products are designed, engineered and constructed to enable industry partners to focus on the big picture, not the little hurdles. The company’s extensive line of robust, fast and effective cabling and networking components deliver the seamless interoperability and digital experiences today’s tech-savvy end-users expect and dramatically simplify deployment for systems integrators. By offering a wide range of professional cabling solutions backed by expert technical support, Kordz helps systems integrators around the globe meet the evolving cabling requirements of a wide range of residential and commercial environments. For more information about Kordz, please visit kordz.com and follow the company @kordzglobal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

About KMB Communications

KMB Communications is a full-service global communications agency focused on leveraging awareness and adoption of brands within the systems integration industry through strategic marketing, custom content creation, professional podcasting, creative video production and well-executed social media campaigns. With more than a decade of experience delivering engaging, insightful content for manufacturers, distributors, integrators and designers, KMB Communications has helped dozens of companies build brand awareness and broaden their presence within key target markets. For more information about KMB Communications, please visit www.kmbcommunications.com and follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, and more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications at +1-425-328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com

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Kordz Drives Innovation, Supports the Systems Integration Industry for 20 Years with High-Performance Cabling Solutions

Kordz’s commitment to quality, engineering expertise, in-the-field experience, and a firm grasp of the systems integration industry make it a go-to cabling resource for systems integrators worldwide.

Hong Kong, China; Barcelona, Spain (January 16, 2023)Networking, once the unsung hero of the systems integration industry, is now one of the hottest categories in the business. It’s no wonder, given the proliferation and reliance on connected devices in homes and businesses. Those networking solutions of yesteryear, however, are no match for the bandwidth demands of today’s sophisticated systems. Launched at the birth of interoperability, connectivity, and AV distribution, Kordz has followed the progression of connected technologies closely for 20 years, continually evolving its own cabling components to stay ahead of the curve. During its 20-year history, Kordz has provided systems integrators with the right products at the right time, incorporating unique features to differentiate its line and facilitate quick, easy installation in myriad environments, all while complying with the latest performance specifications and meeting the bandwidth demands of cutting-edge technologies.  

Created by Integrators for Integrators
There are many nuances to consider and challenges to overcome when integrating network cabling into residential and commercial settings. Kordz knows this all too well, as several of its team members were former installers of networking equipment. With decades worth of combined in-the-field experience, they bring a real-world perspective to Kordz, spearheading the development of products that make a real difference to the bottom-line efficiency and profitability of an integrator’s business. “Like the systems integrators we serve, our team understands best practices and the value of high-quality cabling,” says James Chen, Kordz Managing Director.  

“We approach the market differently by focusing on how to make cables more installation-friendly,” Chen continues. “We broke the stigma of HDMI cables being thick and hard to manage by making ours the perfect balance of robust, thin and flexible.” A core Kordz philosophy that’s still practiced today: Spend more time on the design and construction of cabling, thoroughly testing each component at every phase of production and again before final delivery from the factory, so that technicians can complete jobs quickly and confidently. 

Reliable & Robust Enough for Critical Applications
When the military chooses a cable for their operations, you know it has to function exceptionally well. The high-performance standards to which Kordz cables adhere make it a choice product for highly sensitive and mission-critical environments such as the military, aerospace, government, and healthcare. Given its rich history serving these environments, Kordz is a no-brainer for the high-speed, high-resolution and high-bandwidth requirements of AV distribution and connectivity in luxury homes, yachts, and businesses.  

Built to Last a Lifetime So It Doesn’t Go to Landfill
To minimise maintenance and ensure its cable and components last the lifetime of a building, Kordz uses the right materials, backed by superior mechanical integrity and engineering expertise. For example, the nylon composite comprising its patch cord connectors provides a remarkable lifespan of 2,000 bend cycles. Another benefit of this longevity is sustainability. Thanks to their lower failure rate and long lifespan, Kordz products won’t end up prematurely in landfill.  

Where to See Kordz at ISE 2023
ISE 2023 attendees can see Kordz’s expansive portfolio of HDMI and Ethernet cables and components at Stand #2F450, where they can partake in the company’s 20th birthday celebration. Systems integrators are invited to take ‘The Terminator’ cable termination challenge for their chance to win a variety of prizes. To learn more about Kordz’s premium professional-grade cabling solutions, please visit kordz.com 

About Kordz
Kordz’s professional-grade products are designed, engineered and constructed to enable industry partners to focus on the big picture, not the little hurdles. The company’s extensive line of robust, fast and effective cabling and networking components deliver the seamless interoperability and digital experiences today’s tech-savvy end-users expect and dramatically simplify deployment for systems integrators. By offering a wide range of professional cabling solutions backed by expert technical support, Kordz helps systems integrators around the globe meet the evolving cabling requirements of a wide range of residential and commercial environments. For more information about Kordz, please visit kordz.com and follow the company @kordzglobal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

Media Contact
For interviews, reviews, and more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications at +1-425-328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com 

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