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BTX ProBlox(R) Multiconnector System Now Included on BigFoot Mobile Systems Carts

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 6, 2013 — BTX Technologies (BTX), a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that the company’s ProBlox(R) all-in-one connector system is available on BigFoot Mobile Carts. Designed to bundle several signals through a single connector, ProBlox combines 16 coax and 26 audio/data/control contacts in a single multiconnector to bring BigFoot Mobile Carts even easier transport, safety, and flexibility.

Originally designed for the NFL(R), BigFoot Mobile Carts are a revolutionary new concept in the transportation and setup of systems such as audio/visual, production, computer, video conferencing, and more. By enabling portable turn-key solutions within a soft riding case design, users gain the ability to create multiuser workstations that can be effortlessly transported to areas that were unavailable to traditional road cases in the past. With the integration of BTX’s ProBlox system, users now gain faster set-up times and increased functional simplicity.

BTX’s ProBlox all-in-one connector system is field-terminatable and custom configurable for numerous connectivity combinations. The system can be used anywhere HDTV, video, VGA, analog/digital audio, control signals, or DC power need to be fed to a single location. Built of rugged and durable components, and offering true 75-ohm video contacts for an HD signal, the ProBlox system reduces the number of individual connectors, eliminating clutter and offering an even cleaner, professional, and finished look to BigFoot Mobile Carts combinations.

“The incorporation of BTX’s ProBlox all-in-one connector system onto our BigFoot Mobile Cart provides users with even greater levels of connection flexibility, installation speed, and system performance,” said Doug Solis, president of BigFoot Mobile Systems. “In addition to decreasing set-up times significantly, the system allows any number of connection combinations to create the ultimate mobile solution for our mobile cart customers. It is a very important new feature for our product which reinforces our objective to provide the simplest, most reliable, and best performing portable cart solution in the marketplace.”

BigFoot Mobile Systems develops custom utility carts for industrial applications in sectors such as sports, education, enterprise, and entertainment. The company’s “Classic” Series Mobile Cart, its flagship product, is designed to be the ultimate solution for mobile multimedia and communication technology applications. By combining flexibility, safety, and performance, users can build customized portable stations for one-time projects, frequent applications, or field installations. With a lightweight aluminum design and simple ProBlox connectivity, the BigFoot Mobile Cart also brings cost-effectiveness, versatility, and durability across audio, video, and computer-based market segments.

“The incorporation of ProBlox on BigFoot Mobile Carts brings a whole new level of convenience to users’ portable applications,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “Installers can now experience quicker set-ups and tear-downs while increasing transportable connectivity — making field solutions, conference rooms, auditoriums, and house of worship applications more flexible, cost effective, and easy to operate.”

More information is available at www.btx.com.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc.
BTX manufactures and distributes the industry’s finest interface and integration products for audio, video, security, digital signage, and many other applications. Providing its customers with value-added “Beyond Distribution” services, the company backs every product it sells with a rigorous in-house testing program and highly trained customer support team. The company has been certified as an InfoComm International(R) Sapphire Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider(R) (CAVSP(R)) since 2007. In business since 1967, the company’s products are available online at www.btx.com, by calling 800-666-0996, and from a selection of international distributors listed on the company’s website.

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Furman(R) Products on Display at InfoComm 2013

InfoComm 2013
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Furman(R) Products on Display at InfoComm 2013

VT-EXT Vertical Rack Strip
The Panamax(R)/Furman(R) Vertex VT-EXT vertical rack strip provides integrators with eight outlets (three with transformer spacing), addresses ground loop issues with specialized mounting brackets, and simplifies cord management to reduce installation time. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a Panamax/Furman power management unit to provide clean, safe power, extending Panamax and Furman’s advanced protection and filtration technologies to connected equipment. more

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Alford Media Services Expands Portfolio of Riedel Equipment

GLENDALE, Calif. — June 4, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Alford Media Services, supplier of event technology support to corporate clients across the United States, has upgraded and expanded its portfolio of Riedel equipment. With this investment, Alford has increased both its capacity for providing complete top-quality event communications systems and its ability to offer comprehensive training for new and existing users of Riedel gear.

“Riedel Communications offers flexible, state-of-the-art intercom solutions that address our customers’ requirements for performance, audio quality, and ease of deployment,” said Rich Tate, director of creative support at Alford Media Services. “We strive constantly to maintain versatile and highly efficient solutions that can be configured quickly and easily to support high-end corporate events, and our new Riedel gear meets this test very well.”

Alford has continued to systematically upgrade its inventory with a comprehensive range of Performer digital partyline intercom systems, Artist digital matrix intercom systems, and related control panels and stations, split boxes, interfaces, beltpacks, and headsets. Making these systems available from its Coppell, Texas facilities, the company offers yet another U.S. source for Riedel gear rental and training. “Alford is an extraordinary rental company that not only has invested in and supported our products, but has also taken on the task of making product training a priority for its staff and clients,” said Patti Gunnell, Riedel entertainment solutions manager, North America.

“We are seeing rising demand for our products in markets around the world, and the U.S. is no exception,” said Christopher Street, general manager, North America at Riedel Communications. “Alford’s expansion and upgrade of its Riedel systems will make it easier for U.S. companies in the corporate space to take advantage of our renowned communications technologies, and its ramped-up training capabilities will ensure the availability of freelance operators who are familiar with our intercom product lines.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Alford Media Services
Alford Media Services is a nationally recognized event technology support company providing audio, video, lighting, and show coordination services for a wide range of clientele. We bring together a group of dedicated professionals with years of experience in the audio-video industry to provide solutions to customers worldwide.

Our goal is to be the best (not necessarily the biggest) event technology support company in the country. To achieve that goal we believe we must provide the best in personnel, equipment, and value. We have a burning desire to excel — on showsite, at the office, and in life. We believe true success cannot be achieved without the sincere outpouring of goodwill towards our employees, our clients, and our community. From a one-day company meeting to a touring extravaganza, we work to exceed your expectations every time. Learn more at www.alfordmedia.com.

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Auralex® Offers ProGO™ Stand-Mounted Absorbers

— ProGO™s offer contractors and system integrators a portable, highly effective acoustical treatment solution —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JUNE 4, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, offers its new ProGO™ Stand-Mounted Absorbers.

Auralex’s new ProGO baffle is a portable, lightweight and highly efficient absorber that’s effective on stage, in the classroom, in home theaters, in hi-fi listening spaces, in the studio and more. ProGO is short for Professional Gobo (a gobo is a freestanding acoustical treatment device usually used in studios), but clients shouldn’t let the name limit their thinking about this highly adaptable device. This portable absorber consists of a custom, two-sided ProPanel™ assembly fitted into a custom black melamine-laminated base that can be outfitted with optional casters for increased portability.

The ProGO, available in 2′x6′x8″ or 4′x4′x8″ configurations, rests in the included floorstand and is easily moved to accommodate any setup. It’s perfect for controlling early reflections and is also highly effective as a bass trap when stood across a room’s corners. The ProGO is an ideal solution for any space where boundary-mounted acoustical treatments might not be desirable.

The ProGO can be used to minimize sound leakage between instruments, amps and vocalists during recording sessions or live performances while retaining line of sight with performers. Users will be able to dial in just the right amount of room ambience by varying the position and number of ProGOs, and can quickly put together an enclosed booth within a larger space by utilizing multiple ProGOs in an array. Contractors and system integrators involved in the house-of-worship market will find ProGOs particularly useful for clients working with multiple worship and music styles.

Features:

Portable absorption treatment
Reduces excessive reverberation
Minimize sound leakage
ProGO is expandable for a wide variety of applications
Available in 12 Fabric colors to match any décor.

ProGO Absorbers are now available in both 2′ x 6′ and 4′ x 4′ models with optional casters. For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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Clear-Com Showcases Concert 2.7 Software Upgrade at InfoComm 2013

Latest Version Offers Distributed Interface Gateways and Unlimited, Multi-Access IP Communications Channels

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 6, 2013 – Clear-Com® is demonstrating Version 2.7 of its Concert Intercom-over-IP Communications Solution (Concert v2.7) at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 921). Perfect for single or multi-site facilities, this latest software update supports unlimited Interface Gateway servers. With four-wire linking of external audio sources and private networking over an IP infrastructure, Concert v2.7 is a secure and scalable solution for high-quality voice communication.

The latest upgrade also has improvements in Concert’s Web-based management interface for a more user-friendly system. As with its predecessors, Concert v2.7 is designed to be highly configurable. The system provides an intuitive point-and-click interface for easy operation, making it ideal for mission-critical applications anywhere in the world.

“With the latest 2.7 upgrade to the Concert software, the system has further solidified its position as a top Intercom-over-IP solution,” says Peter Stallard, Senior Product Manager at Clear-Com. “With the improvement of reliability and stability, Concert can not only function as a standalone system, but as an audio communications bridge between locations around the world. This makes for real-time, organized and secure collaboration between local and remote users.”

Providing an easy-to-use interface and ultra-low-latency audio, Concert is ideal for many communication applications, such as on-site event management. The system also seamlessly connects with existing Clear-Com systems or third-party intercoms and audio devices. Collaborative workgroups can intercommunicate instantly and reliably from anywhere in the world through any PC or Mac with a LAN, WAN or Internet connection.

Based on the proprietary I.V.Core Technology, Concert’s enhanced audio features deliver crystal-clear audio and non-blocking communications between local and remote users. It offers instant point-to-point or point-to-multipoint voice communications and conferencing from any computer. For times when a microphone is unavailable or a quiet space is needed, the system also offers listen-only and instant-messaging capabilities.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

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Extron Introduces New Market-Leading Speaker Innovation for Suspended Ceilings

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the SpeedMount® Ceiling Speaker System, a patented low profile, plenum rated two-piece ceiling tile speaker system for division-of-labor installations. The CS 1226T SpeedMount speaker system features the newest speaker innovation from Extron, a unique speaker design that greatly simplifies ceiling speaker installation and delivers significant time and cost savings. The two-piece system consists of the CS 120P plenum rated enclosure and a CS 26T two-way speaker cartridge. A low-voltage contractor places the CS 120P enclosure directly on the ceiling grid without the need for a tile bridge, C-ring, or tile rails. Signal wiring is then routed to the enclosure. This dramatically cuts installation time and costs during the rough-in phase. Later, an AV technician can quickly complete installation by connecting the CS 26T speaker cartridge to the wiring and securing it into the enclosure. The CS 1226T is the latest in Extron’s expanding lineup of speaker system solutions that divide the installation labor between contractors, reduce parts counts, and streamline sound system integration.

“Extron continues to lead the AV industry with exclusive innovations in speaker technologies that deliver tangible cost-saving benefits for AV integrators, from a growing product family that includes our Flat Field® ceiling tile speakers, the SM 3 SpeedMount surface mount speaker, and the new CS 1226T SpeedMount ceiling speaker system,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Installing ceiling speakers is often a laborious and time-consuming process involving several speaker parts – the CS 1226T is just two pieces which makes installation much quicker and simpler.”

The CS 1226T is available as a complete assembly of a pair of CS 120P enclosures and a pair of CS 26T speaker cartridges. The enclosures and speaker cartridge can also be purchased in pairs separately, so they can be delivered to low-voltage and AV system contractors.

The CS 120P plenum enclosure installs quickly into 2′ x 2′ (61 cm x 61 cm) or metric 600 mm x 600 mm suspended ceiling grids. It features a shallow 5″ (12.7 cm) profile, which simplifies installation into congested ceiling spaces around piping and ducts. The integrated tile bridge of the enclosure rests on the ceiling tile above the grid, evenly distributing the weight of the CS 120P and the CS 26T speaker cartridge. This avoids the need to assemble V-rails and C-rings, greatly reducing the number of installation steps and the chance of losing installation hardware.

The CS 26T speaker cartridge features a 6.5″ (16.5 cm) woofer and a 3/4″ (1.9 cm) tweeter in a coaxial design, and can be used in 70/100 volt or 8 ohm operation. It installs quickly and easily into the CS 120P enclosure. The CS 26T delivers high performance, full-range audio reproduction with a frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz, and is optimized for a wide range of audio presentation applications for music, program, and voice. It features a power rating of 30 watts continuous pink noise and 60 watts continuous program capacity, and offers both direct 8 ohm or 70/100 volt operation with a behind-the-grille, six position power selector switch. The CS 26T features a magnetically attached grille and a thin-edged bezel for a refined appearance on the ceiling.

To view a product video and for more information, please visit www.extron.com/speedmountcsspr.

Red TX Helps Chime For Change Reach Out To The World

Broadcast audio specialists Red TX played a vital role in ensuring that last Saturday’s Sound of Change Live concert at London’s Twickenham Stadium was successfully broadcast to more than 150 countries around the world.

With both its Red I and Red II trucks on site, not to mention a crew of seven, Red TX was more than able to cope with the complexity of the live broadcast and the fast turnaround between acts performing on four different stages.

Billed as a feminist Live Aid, Sound of Change Live was a focal point for the Chime for Change campaign, which aims to improve education, health and justice for women around the world. The campaign was founded by Gucci’s designer Frida Giannini, Beyoncé and Salma Hayek and Saturday’s concert raised over £2.6 million to fund approximately 200 projects in 70 countries. It also provided a great day out for more than 50,000 people who flocked to Twickenham Stadium to watch Beyoncé, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez and Florence and the Machine take to the stage to champion the cause. Even Jay-Z put in an appearance, performing Crazy in Love with his wife, Beyoncé.

The Red TX teams consisted of Tim Summerhayes, Ben Summerhayes and Matt Silverston on board Red I; Ian Dyckhoff, Huub Lelieveld and Rohan Igoe on board Red II and Christian Postna as back up between the two trucks.

Red TX was commissioned to handle the broadcast audio by Splinter Films. Splinter’s Emer Patten was Chime’s Broadcast Producer co-ordinating the mammoth production for global transmission.

She says: “As I’ve been working with Red TX for such a long time now, they really were the only choice for the job and I knew they wouldn’t let me down. We had our usual experience of a crazy busy schedule, coupled with a lot of fun and mutual respect. I love working with Tim and Ian, and it was great that we were able to bring in Huub for Red II, who took care of the C&D stages so fantastically for us.”

According to Red TX director Tim Summerhayes, Sound of Change Live was the biggest and most complex live broadcast event the company has handled for quite a while.

“It was a little nerve wracking knowing we were responsible for a live broadcast audio feed that was going out to over 150 countries, but we just got on with it and tried not to think about how many people were potentially listening to our output,” Summerhayes says. “We had three engineers on each truck, plus an additional sound man as a spare pair of hands. Mainly we were switching between trucks, from one performance area to another, but there were a couple of occasions where one team had to do back to back performances on the same stage and that meant we only had six minutes to turn everything around. It was complex, but thanks to a lot of careful preparation everything ran like clockwork and everyone was delighted with the end result.”

Red TX worked closely with Britannia Row, which was in charge of the live sound, and Visions, which has its own OB truck at the event. Sub mixes from each music mix truck were fed to Gary Moore on the Visions truck, who mixed in presentation audio. Gary also submixed the 24 audience mics and distributed this to himself and the two music mix trucks.

“Britannia Row and Visions are companies we know and trust as we have worked with them on many occasions in the past,” Summerhayes adds. “I was particularly impressed with Britannia Row and have no idea how they held it all together. Every detail was worked out in advance with military precision – even down to having all the vocal mics and radio packs individually labeled for each artist so that nothing was left to chance.”

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About Red TX:
Red TX provides a comprehensive concert recording and broadcast service to the music and television industries. The company has state-of-the-art mobile recording facilities and can handle projects of any size or complexity. As well as recording audio for broadcast, the company also records live music events for subsequent release on CD or DVD. It is headed by Ian Dyckhoff and Tim Summerhayes, both of whom have extensive experience in delivering high-quality audio for broadcast. www.red-tx.com

DPA Microphones d:facto II Vocal Mic on Display at InfoComm 2013

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 6, 2013 – DPA Microphones will feature the d:facto™ II Vocal Microphone at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 774). Perfect for any live performance, this latest addition to the d:facto line affords users unlimited possibilities for their performances. The mic’s state-of-the-art adapter system, which allows for seamless integration with many professional wireless systems, is regarded as a major game changer.

The d:facto II Vocal Microphone is DPA’s latest condenser microphone. It brings true studio sound to the live stage by offering an extraordinarily natural sound, superior gain before feedback and extreme SPL handling. The new d:facto II guarantees users will have legendary DPA sound, regardless of their existing wireless systems, including Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom and Sennheiser. The d:facto II also provides improved audio performance, as it is superbly linear in frequency and phase, both on- and off-axis, while its impressive definition and accuracy reproduces a singer’s voice effortlessly.

“The launch of the d:facto II Vocal Microphone is a major step for DPA, as it means that we now have a microphone for every acoustic miking situation, whether you are amplifying or recording,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “We are extremely proud to have developed an ingenious adapter/preamp range that brings the true DPA sound out of a wireless system. The ones that are currently available deliver very limited power to handle the dynamic output from our high-end condenser capsules, so getting the sound quality we wanted was nearly impossible. We had to be creative and put a huge amount of work and thought into the electronic circuit of the adapter/preamp solution. We wanted to be completely true to the input of the vocalist, and with d:facto II we have reached this goal.”

Equally at home in sound reinforcement and recording applications, the d:facto II’s simple plug-and-play features allow it to reproduce an extraordinarily natural sound, which reaches the extreme sound level handling of 160 dB. As with all DPA mics, the d:facto II provides superior gain before feedback and a robust three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone to remove unwanted noise. It also boasts exceptional isolation from handling noise as well as the ability to accommodate extreme sound levels.

DPA Microphone will also exhibit its other microphone lines, which are equally ideal for the live performance or installation markets. The company’s highly regarded Reference Standard Microphones, now known as d:dicate, have long delivered superb audio quality to musicians who want to use a microphone on a stand. For mobile instrument miking solutions, DPA offers the innovative d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and its range of Miniature Microphones, which are ideal for those who prefer to have their microphone mounted on their instrument. Another solution that will be available at InfoComm is DPA’s lightweight, easy-to-wear d:fine™ Headset Microphone, which is seen increasingly more often at events where voice intelligibility is important.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

FiberPlex Introduces at InfoComm Live Production Toolbox for Quick, Easy Fiber Optic Connectivity

New this InfoComm, FiberPlex Technologies introduces a Live Production Toolbox with everything needed to easily connect remote cameras, microphones, and other equipment over fiber optic cable regardless of media type or data format.

The FiberPlex Production Toolbox helps overcome many of the challenges encountered in any given live production. “Fiber is really the only contender when it comes to transporting information like high-bandwidth 3G or 6G-UHD video, audio, lighting control, etc., because it is high capacity and noise-free from mile one to mile 99. The difficulty until now has been setting it up for different media formats. With this toolbox, we’ve literally made it easy to not only set up varying types of feeds, but also to change them out quickly as needed,” said Kyle Rosenbloom with FiberPlex, a leading fiber optics equipment manufacturer.

Central to the toolbox is FiberPlex’ WDM16 active wave division multiplexer combining 16 optical channels onto a single pair of single-mode fiber, each channel supporting aggregate data rates from 155MB to 3GB. The multiplexer automatically converts signals to the appropriate optical wavelength for transport purposes, taking the tedium out of fiber connectivity and opening up the use of optical links for on-demand, fast-paced applications such as live production. “Inevitably, unforeseen challenges crop up at the last minute during a live production or broadcast, and, many times, techs are left scratching their heads and running around like crazy looking for a solution. With the WDM16, all they have to do now is plug in another SFP module and they’re good to go. We are making fiber connectivity a plug-and-play proposition,” said Rosenbloom, explaining that the WDM16 allocates any audio, video, or other data feed to a specific wavelength on a full spectrum (like a rainbow of colors that cannot be seen by the human eye), and then combines all of those wavelengths together onto a single pair of fiber.

Hot-pluggable SFP (small form-factor pluggable) modules for the WDM16 come in a variety of formats for interoperability between SD-, HD- and 3G-SDI as well as 10/100/1G Ethernet connectivity, MADI, varying wavelengths of multimode/single-mode optics, and single fiber BiDi (bidirectional). FiberPlex WDM16 frames also accept  standard SFP modules from third-party providers.

Another must-have device in the Live Production Toolbox is FiberPlex’ new FOI-6010, a universal hot-pluggable SFP/SFP+ frame for interoperability between media formats up to 10GB. The FOI-6010 can be used as a standalone unit for smaller applications needing just one or two fiber links, or for larger productions that require routing of multiple signals back to the WDM16 from, say, several camera and announcement locations around a sports stadium. Whether transporting standard definition or high definition (3G-SDI or newer 6G-UHD), Ethernet or various serial data formats, FiberPlex has it covered with this single powerful solution.

Rounding out the Production Toolbox is FiberPlex’ LightViper digital audio management system to handle distributing audio throughout a venue. The LightViper system includes stagebox/mic pres; analog and digital AES-3 audio; a very high quality word clock; and either a fiber optic pass through or fiber optic splits on every device.

FiberPlex’ Production Toolbox is intended for live broadcasts and music productions, as well as for webinars, video conferencing or any other production, from small to large to extremely large. The Production Toolbox will be at FiberPlex booth 820 during the InfoComm convention.

About FiberPlex Technologies, LLC (www.fiberplex.com)

FiberPlex Technologies, LLC is a leader in digital transport and communications technology. The FiberPlex name has been around for a quarter of a century and is known for its secure fiber solutions to the U.S. government. Recently, FiberPlex extended its secure communications and fiber optic products to the commercial and AV sectors. As a fiber optics expert and equipment manufacturer, FiberPlex educates businesses, houses of worship, hospitals, financial institutions, campuses, broadcasters and live production firms on how to leverage fiber optics technology for large bandwidth delivery as well as to lower security risk and increase profits.

Central to the new toolbox is the WDM16 for combining 16 optical channels onto a single pair of single-mode fiber.

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Platinum Tools(R) Features New EZ-VIKING(tm) Crimp Tool at 2013 InfoComm

CAMARILLO, Calif., June 6, 2013 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces it will feature the new EZ-VIKING™ crimp tool (p/n 100544) at InfoComm 2013, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 2880. The EZ-VIKING modular plug terminator is now shipping.

“The Platinum Tools EZ-VIKING Crimp Tool was developed to meet the needs of the most discerning and quality sensitive installation professionals in multiple markets, including commercial, residential, high-end data centers, aerospace, and military, while surpassing the most demanding network and data communication performance standards,” said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This professional crimp tool is precision manufactured to the highest international standards. It delivers the highest quality and consistent modular plug terminations available in the market today.”

Features of the EZ-VIKING crimp tool include:
• Terminates EZ-RJ45® Cat 5e/6 regular & shielded (external or internal)
• Parallel action for precision crimping
• Optimizes termination of Cat 5e and Cat 6 shielded connectors
• High leverage ratchet action ensures full crimp cycle
• Highest quality/durability – minimum of 50,000 cycles
• Zero flex frame prevents torque loss during the crimping cycle
• Tool steel die provides 360 degree of connector support during crimp
• Flush trim on the EZ-RJ45® extended conductors
• Tool is factory set with a precise eccentric cam adjustment function to guarantee performance
• Safety release
• Made in Sweden
• MSRP: $585.00

“We will continue to innovate and improve our unique ‘EZ’ family of connectors and compatible tools,” added Sachs. “Products designed to increase an installer’s efficiency have been the key to our success and they will continue to dominate our product line in the future.”

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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