February 06, 2024 Kordz Receives Four Prestigious Awards for Game-Changing New Products at ISE 2024

Released February 21, 2024

Kordz’ PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak wins a TNT award from CE Pro and Best of Show honours from Residential Systems; its PRO 24AWG RJ45 Connector and Flexible Balanced Audio Cable receive Best of Show Awards from rAVe.

Multi-award-winning professional-grade cabling manufacturer, Kordz, brings home from ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2024 the coveted TNT (Top New Technology) award from CE Pro and Best of Show honours from Residential Systems for its next-generation, eco-friendly patch cord packaging, the PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak. At ISE 2024 Kordz also received Best of Show recognition from rAVe for its PRO 24AWG RJ45 Crimp Connector and ONE Balanced Audio Cable. 

The revolutionary design of the PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak has been “Kordzified” to improve vastly upon traditional patch cord packaging. Made of 100% recyclable paper material, the patent-pending BeltPak comprises a 10-pack ‘belt’ of perforated tear-off packs that are easy for systems technicians to count, carry, handle and open on the job for a faster, more efficient network installation. It can be slung over the shoulders leaving hands free to manage other installation tasks. At the same time, the BeltPak’s unique design reduces shipping volume and cost and produces minimal waste for disposal.  

Recognised by the editors of rAVe as a “virtually unbreakable latch”, the award-winning RJ45 Crimp Connector, which was also named overall show winner, delivers the performance reliability and installation ease systems technicians need to do the job right the first time. The design and engineering of this new RJ45 crimp connector have been optimised for 24AWG cable, which features a snap-proof latch that can withstand 2,000 bend cycles, optional strain relief, and a locking pin to ensure that once the connector is plugged in, it stays in.  

Another rAVe Best of Show winner at ISE 2024 in the Network and AV Signal Processing category is Kordz’ new ONE Balanced Audio Cable. Meticulously designed and engineered, the new ONE Balanced Audio Cable and companion XLR Connectors offer systems technicians a more robust, fast and effective connectivity solution for professional audio installations. Featuring high-purity stranded OFC conductors and aluminium foil shielding that ensures minimal signal interference even over long distances, the ONE Balanced Audio Cable is exceptionally flexible and easier to install without compromising longevity, reliability or durability. It pairs with the new ONE XLR Connectors that are easy to terminate and engineered to last with a robust zinc-alloy shell and gold-plated solid pins.  

“Our foundational aim at Kordz has always been to make integrators’ jobs easier and their business’ more profitable by continually improving and expanding upon our products, or as we like to say, “Kordzifying” connectivity,” says Kordz managing director, James Chen. “The development of BeltPak, along with our new PRO 24AWG RJ45 Crimp Connector and ONE Balanced Audio Cable are the result of feedback and requests from our customers and they demonstrate the fulfilment of this promise. A simple change in the design, engineering and manufacturing of products can make a huge difference in speed, performance, peace of mind and profitability!”   

“The Top New Technology Awards program recognises innovation being shown at ISE, which has become one of the most important global technology events. The TNT Awards represent product engineering at the highest level, which Kordz continues to demonstrate with its unique and versatile solutions,” says CE Pro Editor-in-Chief Arlen Schweiger. “CE Pro congratulates Kordz on their well-deserved award for the PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak!” 

Adds the judges from the Best of Show editorial team, “ISE seems to grow in popularity and attendance each year and with that, the competition in our awards program becomes even fiercer. This year, we received a record number of entries, which means those who won should be extremely proud of their achievement—their product showed true innovation and hugely impressed our judging panel.” 

“We are honoured to be recognised by CE Pro, Residential Systems, and rAVe for our new PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak, PRO 24AWG RJ45 Crimp Connector and ONE Balanced Audio Cable and extremely proud to provide systems technicians with solutions that simplify installation and assure optimal performance. Our environmentally conscious BeltPak also gives systems technicians a way to engage in greener, more sustainable installation practices,” Chen continues. “Winning the TNT and Residential Systems Best of Show awards at ISE for a second year in a row, and now two awards from rAVe, is a fantastic achievement and a well-deserved tribute to the hard work of our outstanding engineering and design team. We are passionate about our mission and excited to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation to create next-generation Kordzified connectivity products that help system technicians achieve greater success by working smarter, not harder.” 

To learn more about Kordz’ PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak, PRO 24AWG RJ45 Crimp Connector, ONE Balanced Audio Cable, and other high-performance professional-grade cabling solutions, please visit www.kordz.com

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