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Video Mount Products Launches Low-Profile DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox at ASIS 2012

Shipping August 1, the DVR-LB3 is Fan Cooled within a Low-Profile Chassis, and has Been Designed Specifically for Today’s Smaller and More Compact DVRs and Installations Restricted to Limited Space Requirements

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 30, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox during ASIS 2012, held in Philadelphia from September 10-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, booth 354. Shipping August 1, the low-profile DVR-LB3 has an MSRP of $236.95.

“The DVR-LB3 is the next in our series of DVR lockboxes, following our popular DVR-LB1 and DVR-LB2 lockboxes,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The DVR-LB3 features all the security benefits of the others in the series, but its low-profile makes it perfect for today’s smaller DVRs and for installations restricted to limited space requirements.”

Due to the smaller, more compact chassis where heat issues may arise, VMP has included a single fan, as well as a mounting location for a second fan should additional thermal management be required. Multiple vents with vent blockers for active or passive thermal management have also been incorporated.

Additional features of the VMP DVR-LB23 lockbox include:
• Interior dimensions: 17.2in W x 21in D x 5in H
• Rack mountable on two or four posts with a three RU overall height
• Interlocking lift-off lid
• Key-locked hinged front door
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

According to Fulmer, high-end electronics have become a staple in today’s security, CI, residential, and commercial marketplaces. As these expensive technologies and equipment, including DVRs, find homes in more and more commercial and professional settings, additional security measures need to be taken to insure these electronics are not harmed or stolen without compromising remote control accessibility.

“Our DVR-LB3 is the next generation DVR lockbox, built upon the principle of creating peace of mind for those who require DVRs be installed in settings that may be prone to theft or vandalism, but at the same time allowing for the flexibility of a smaller housing solution,” Fulmer concluded.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity abundance of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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Platinum Tools® New Snap Shot™ SSTDR Tester Now Shipping

Platinum Tools SnapShot SSTDR tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 25, 2012 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that the new Snap Shot™ (p/n TSS200) fault finding/cable length measurement TDR is now shipping.

“Today’s security, electrical, data, voice and video signal carrying systems can be incredibly complex,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Working in real time has become a must to keep these systems up-and-running. With the Snap Shot, the field technician can work much quicker and more accurately. Snap Shot can measure attached working data lines, electrical cable runs, and live coax systems for run lengths, and to see if there are any existing electrical faults while the cable is in use and under power.”

Utilizing an advanced form of *Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry that allows its use over energized cables, Snap Shot TDR accurately detects, locates and identifies fault conditions such as opens, shorts, and arc faults on energized cable of all types up to 3,000 feet in length. Made in the U.S.A., large backlit LCD display clearly shows lengths in both feet and/or meters with an accuracy of better than one percent for pinpointing any fault or condition. Dual internal memory allows users to store cable parameters for easy reference, while a built in tone generator with multiple tone capabilities trace found faults.

Additional Snap Shot features and specifications include:
• Auto power-off
• Four different tones
• Calibrates any cable NVP value
• Size: 6.8 x 3.15 x 1.3 inches
• Weight: 12 oz (with battery)
• MSRP: $259.95

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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Video Mount Products Launches Low-Profile DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox

Shipping August 1, the DVR-LB3 is Fan Cooled within a Low-Profile Chassis, and has Been Designed Specifically for Today’s Smaller and More Compact DVRs and Installations Restricted to Limited Space Requirements

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 24, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox. Shipping August 1, the low-profile DVR-LB3 has an MSRP of $236.95.

“The DVR-LB3 is the next in our series of DVR lockboxes, following our popular DVR-LB1 and DVR-LB2 lockboxes,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The DVR-LB3 features all the security benefits of the others in the series, but its low-profile makes it perfect for today’s smaller DVRs and for installations restricted to limited space requirements.”

Due to the smaller, more compact chassis where heat issues may arise, VMP has included a single fan, as well as a mounting location for a second fan should additional thermal management be required. Multiple vents with vent blockers for active or passive thermal management have also been incorporated.

Additional features of the VMP DVR-LB23 lockbox include:
• Interior dimensions: 17.2in W x 21in D x 5in H
• Rack mountable on two or four posts with a three RU overall height
• Interlocking lift-off lid
• Key-locked hinged front door
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

According to Fulmer, high-end electronics have become a staple in today’s security, CI, residential, and commercial marketplaces. As these expensive technologies and equipment, including DVRs, find homes in more and more commercial and professional settings, additional security measures need to be taken to insure these electronics are not harmed or stolen without compromising remote control accessibility.

“Our DVR-LB3 is the next generation DVR lockbox, built upon the principle of creating peace of mind for those who require DVRs be installed in settings that may be prone to theft or vandalism, but at the same time allowing for the flexibility of a smaller housing solution,” Fulmer concluded.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity abundance of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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T3 Innovation New Tel-Scope™ Telecomm Test Set Now Shipping

Using Independent Technologies’ Patented ‘Data Defender’ System, the Tough, Talented, and Affordable TLA300 Tel-Scope Offers a Complete Menu for Measuring Data, Actively Monitoring and Detection of High Line Voltages

Camarillo, Calif., July 23, 2012 — T3 Innovation (t3innovation.com), a leading provider of advanced handheld test equipment for the cable/telecommunications, datacom/networking, electrical design and maintenance, and residential/CEDIA custom install markets, has announced the new TLA300 Tel-Scope™ Telecomm Test Set is now shipping. With an MSRP of $269.95, the Tel-Scope delivers more line condition and status information than any other telephone line tester in the world.

“The Tel-Scope includes the most sophisticated data in-line discovery and protection available today,” explained Ron Vogel, T3 Innovation CEO. “Using Independent Technologies’ patented ‘Data Defender’ system, the Tel-Scope offers a complete menu for measuring data, actively monitoring and detection of high line voltages. The Data Defender feature also includes Digi-Secure features that protect digital lines from disruption by outside test equipment.”

The new TLA300 Tel-Scope Telecommunications test set comes with a slate of features not found on any other ‘butt’ set in the world. The large backlit display shows information clearly, and with a glow in the dark keypad the unit can be used in low light environments. And, it is 100 percent weather and rainproof for outside use anytime.

Additional Tel-Scope features and specifications include:
• Angled bed-of-nails and piercing clip cord set
• Largest backlit LCD display available
• Glow in the dark keypad
• On-hook voltage readings
• Off-hook current readings
• Caller ID/Call Waiting and error detection
• Last number called or received list
• Amplified line monitoring
• Soft key menu system
• Data Defender™ keeps digital lines safe
• Detects and identifies DSL and T1 lines
• Eight number stored memory
• DTMF digit capturing
• Displays ring frequency and ring voltage
• Drop tested to 20 feet
• Multiple language (English, Spanish and French) options / display set up choices
• Three-year manufacturer’s warranty

“The Tel-Scope is tough as well as talented,” added Vogel. “It is the first 21st Century telephone test set, and sets a new standard for telephone line analysis.”

See the new Tel-Scope on T3 Innovation’s web site at www.t3innovation.com

For more information, please visit www.t3innovation.com or call (805) 233-3390.

About T3 Innovation
T3 Innovation is dedicated to bringing the latest and most effective technology to the world of handheld test equipment. Innovation is in our name and represents what we look for in each and every product we launch.

A strong engineering team with decades of experience in software and hardware integration with access to some of the most advanced new testing technology on earth is creating concepts, designs and production of new handheld testing devices that are being made right here in the U.S. T3 Innovation is committed to high quality U.S. manufacturing that will help us address market needs around the world.

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Platinum Tools® Launches VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester at 2012 CEDIA Expo

Now Shipping, the Updated VDV MapMaster Now Includes Cable Length Measurement, and Combines Continuity Testing, Mapping, and Tone Generator into a Single Unit

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 19, 2012 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2012 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 6 – 8 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 5630. Now with cable length measurement, the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 is now shipping with an MSRP of $129.95.

“The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time. Whether the job is residential or commercial, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 2.0 makes it an installer’s best friend.”

Length Mode is used to measure the length of entire cables and its pin pairs and allows for viewing and adjusting the length constant value for video, data, and voice cables. The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables. Video and data cables can be connected to their respective remotes at the same time to improve testing efficiency. Patch cables may be tested without removing the master remote from storage.

With a convenient size and weight of only 6.4in x 2.8in x 1.4in and just 9.0 ounces, additional features of the VDV MapMaster include:
• Tests voice (six wire), data (eight wire), and video (coax)
• Measures the entire length of a cable and/or individual wire pairs within the cable
• Easy-to-read , extra large 7-segment LCD screen with large icons
• Tone generator with selectable tone cadence and selectable pins carrying tone
• RJ (voice and data) master remote stores in bottom of case
• Map 19 locations at one time
• Measures length in feet or meters
• Tests and indicates pins with shorts, opens, reversals miswires and split pairs
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired T568A/B and crossover/uplink
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired 6-pin telephone plus “Rev” for reverse pinned
• Voltage detection warning icon
• Long battery life; low battery icon indicator
• Auto power off

Numerous accessories for the VDV MapMaster 2.0 are also available.

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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BASSMAXX Launches The SSP115 Profundo Series Powered Sub-Bass Loudspeaker System

AUSTIN, Texas, July 16, 2012— BASSMAXX (www.bassmaxx.com), an industry leader in high-output subwoofers and audiophile-quality professional loudspeakers, is proud to announce the launch of its newest Profundo Series powered subwoofer. Scheduled to ship Sept. 1, the SSP115 is a sub-bass loudspeaker consisting of a single, long-excursion 15-inch low frequency driver in a vented enclosure, optimized for deep bass response in a small, lightweight, and manageable size, powered by a 3400W class D amplifier.

“This is a super-powered single 15-inch subwoofer, delivering greater depth and better sound quality than a lot of double 18-inch cabinets,” said David Lee, president and designer of BASSMAXX. “Putting so much power in a tiny box may sound impractical, but this is a very practical product. It fits in a hatchback car, can easily be carried up and down stairs, takes up precious little floor space, and yet is also able to hit hard and deep and fill big spaces with big bass. Using one SSP115 rather than two inferior boxes makes dollars and sense because with it you can deliver superior service with less effort, set-up, transport costs, and floor space. One person can move these, which is a huge advantage for the smaller company. Sometimes more or bigger boxes won’t even fit in the car, truck or even in the venue. The SSP115 is the solution when space is at a premium.”

The self-powered SSP115 includes a 3400W class D amplifier, the most output and power available in such a small box. It’s not just tremendously powerful, it’s a reliable, self-protected system with the built-in DSP already pre-set and all the system components power-matched and protected from damage. The result is a powerful, compact, reliable and consistent system that is super easy and quick to set-up and take down.

The cabinet is finished in black textured weatherproof polyurethane coating and the woofer’s cone is made from a waterproof fiber matrix. The top-mounted pole socket in the subwoofer provides for one of the AT-Series tops to be mounted on a straight speaker pole above the subwoofer.

The SSP115 is engineered to work hard and continue to work where others often fail. That’s why the BASSMAXX ‘Sound Defense’ warranty even covers failed drivers, including burned voice coils, for two years. If a voice coil, or anything else, fails within the warranty period, replacement parts will be provided without charge. With this kind of peace-of-mind, the SSP115 can confidently be pushed to levels and depths that would otherwise require many more or bigger cabinets.

“We design and manufacture every product to the highest standards and with great care taken over every detail so we sincerely believe that our customers will be thrilled with every purchase,” Lee added. “We work to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied, and if they’re not, for any reason, they may exchange their purchase for another model or the purchase price will be refunded. No hassles. Plain and simple.”

Additional specifications include:
• Frequency Response (±3 dB): 38-180Hz
• Frequency Range (-10 dB): 35-200Hz
• Sensitivity: 94 dB, 1W @ 1m 40-100 Hz) (2.83V into 8 ohms, half space)
• Maximum Sustained Output: 125dB SPL, 1m, 2pi, half-space (ground plane)
• Short-term Peak Output: 131 dB
• Nominal Dispersion (°H x °V): 360 x 360
• Enclosure Type: Helmholz resonator enclosure, optimally tuned for low frequency response with good sensitivity and high power handling
• Transducers: 1 x 15 inch diameter (380 mm) woofer with 4-inch (100mm) copper winding voice coil and 56mm peak to peak excursion; Waterproof fiber composite cone
• Cabinet Construction: 18mm Baltic Birch plywood; equipped with two handles, a pole socket and interlocking rubber feet
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 18in H x 27.5in W x 22.5in D (18.7in high with feet)
• Net Weight: 120 lbs; Shipping Weight: 125 lbs
• Exterior Finish: Weatherproof bonded polyurethane
• Grill: Perforated, powder-coated steel
• Compatible Top Boxes: BASSMAXX Attuned Tops Series
• Electrical Input Connector: Neutrik Powercon in and through
• Voltage Operating Range: 90-250V; auto-sensing, auto switching universal supply
• Current Draw, Nominal: 3A @ 1/8 power
• Current Draw, Peak: 31A
• Signal Input Connector: XLR-F
• Signal Output Connector: XLR-M pass-through only
• DSP: Comprehensive

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 713-397-4466, or visit www.BASSMAXX.com.

About BASSMAXX
Since 1999, BASSMAXX has designed and delivered powerful and efficient sound systems to the live sound and high-end club market. Applying a ruthless practicality to uncompromising standards of quality and reliability has yielded a product line that is both exotic in performance and accessible in price.

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Platinum Tools T62 Recon Test Set Now Shipping

The Platinum Tools T62 Recon is a 21st Century Butt Set That Offers a Complete Menu for Measuring Data, Actively Monitoring and Detection of High Line Voltages

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 13, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that the new T62 Recon Test Set is now shipping. With an MSRP of $269.95, the Recon Test Set delivers more line condition and status information than any other telephone line tester in the world.

“The T62 Recon Test Set includes the most sophisticated data in-line discovery and protection available today,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “The T62 offers a complete menu for measuring data, actively monitoring and detection of high line voltages. It also includes a Digi-Secure feature that protects digital lines from disruption by outside test equipment.”

The new Platinum Tools T62 Recon Test Set comes with a slate of features not found on any other ‘butt’ set in the world. The large backlit display shows information clearly, and with a glow in the dark keypad the unit can be used in low light environments. And, it is 100 percent weather and rainproof for outside use anytime.

Additional T62 Recon Test Set features and specifications include:
• Bed-of-nails cord set
• Large backlit LCD
• Glow in the dark keypad
• On-hook voltage and current measurements
• Off-hook current readings and polarity
• Caller ID/Call Waiting Caller ID and error detection
• Last number dialed
• Last number called or received list
• Amplified line monitoring for volume level comparable to “off hook” operations
• Soft key menu system
• Data Defender™ keeps digital lines safe
• Detects and identifies DSL and T1 lines
• Eight number stored memory
• DTMF decode
• Drop tested to 20 feet
• Multiple language (English, Spanish and French) options / display set up choices

“The T62 Recon Test Set is tough as well as talented,” added Sachs. “It is the first 21st Century telephone test set, and sets a new standard for telephone line analysis.”

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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VMP’s New CH-001B Wall Mount Electronic Component Shelf Now Shipping

The CH-001B is a Stylish Way to Hold Blu-ray and DVD Players, DVRs, HD Receivers, CD Players, VCRs, Gaming Systems, and Other Electronic Components

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 12, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new CH-001B Wall Mount Electronic Component Shelf is now shipping. The CH-001B has an MSRP of $56.95.

“With the amount of components utilized by today’s consumer in both the workplace and in the home, as well as the need to free up valuable shelf and furniture space, VMP’s new CH-001B wall mount component self is a stylish way to hold Blu-ray and DVD players, DVRs, HD receivers, CD players, VCRs, and gaming systems (including Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii),” said Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The CH-001B mount can be used for a single device or ‘stacked’ for use with multiple devices.”

The CH-001B is capable of mounting on a single stud or other suitable mounting surface, and can be mountedable as one unit or assembled together with multiple CH-001B units to create a wall shelf system. It can also be used in conjunction with any TV wall mount to design an entertainment center.

Additional CH-001B features and specifications include:
• product dimensions: 13in. W x 12.65in. D x 9.05in H
• shelf dimensions – 13in. W x 11in. D
• weight: 5.2 lbs.
• black tempered glass shelf
• load capacity – 25 lbs.
• black powder coat finish

For more information on the CH-001B, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount™ Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity offor flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world and come with the industry’s only Forever Warranty. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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Platinum Tools Launches VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester

Now Shipping, the Updated VDV MapMaster Now Includes Cable Length Measurement, and Combines Continuity Testing, Mapping, and Tone Generator into a Single Unit.

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 5, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 voice, data, and video tester. Now with cable length measurement, the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 is now shipping with an MSRP of $129.95.

“The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time. Whether the job is commercial or residential, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 2.0 makes it an installer’s best friend.”

Length Mode is used to measure the length of entire cables and its pin pairs and allows for viewing and adjusting the length constant value for video, data, and voice cables. The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables. Video and data cables can be connected to their respective remotes at the same time to improve testing efficiency. Patch cables may be tested without removing the master remote from storage.

With a convenient size and weight of only 6.4in x 2.8in x 1.4in and just 9.0 ounces, additional features of the VDV MapMaster include:
• Tests voice (six wire), data (eight wire), and video (coax)
• Measures the entire length of a cable and/or individual wire pairs within the cable
• Easy-to-read , extra large 7-segment LCD screen with large icons
• Tone generator with selectable tone cadence and selectable pins carrying tone
• RJ (voice and data) master remote stores in bottom of case
• Map 19 locations at one time
• Measures length in feet or meters
• Tests and indicates pins with shorts, opens, reversals miswires and split pairs
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired T568A/B and crossover/uplink
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired 6-pin telephone plus “Rev” for reverse pinned
• Voltage detection warning icon
• Long battery life; low battery icon indicator
• Auto power off

Numerous accessories for the VDV MapMaster 2.0 are also available.

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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BASSMAXX Shakes the Treehouse in South Beach

BASSMAXX - Treehouse club install - Miami

Treehouse, Miami’s Premier Award-Winning Techno Venue, Now Relies on 10 BASSMAXX Powered Enclosures for Supreme Bass-Crunching Low-End and No Hassle Results

Miami, June 28, 2012 — BASSMAXX (www.bassmaxx.com) has found a home in Treehouse…the immensely popular South Beach techno venue where low end and a high intensity crowd are married in a euphoria of music and dance. BASSMAXX provided and installed six self-powered double 18-inch subwoofers and four self-powered double 12-inch bass horn cabinets, complete with on-site system tuning and optimization, into the subsequently crowned Miami NewTimes “Best Small Music Venue – 2012”.

“These days, DJs’ demands on equipment are consistently surpassing the status quo of just a few years ago…low-end demands are the greatest, and often the weakest point in a sound system,” said Gregory Selph, Treehouse operating partner and a 23-year veteran of the nightclub industry. “Customers [had been] emailing and blogging about our amazing DJ lineups and constantly failing sound systems. We chose BASSMAXX after blowing up every other viable option on the market. Our sound tech labor invoices, let alone the parts, were sucking us dry. BASSMAXX is directly the opposite. BASSMAXX makes low end effortless…waterproof, drink-proof, DJ-proof, self powered, self cooling, self monitoring, self limiting, and just bass crushing. Wheel it in, plug it in, ready to begin.”

Treehouse now utilizes BASSMAXX on two dance floors:
• Main Room: A Sub-Mergence system consisting of 4 x SS218-A self-powered double 18-inch subwoofers, and 2 x X2C-A self-powered bass horns.
• Room Two: A Sub-Mergence system consisting of 2 x SS218-A self-powered double 18-inch subwoofers, and 2 x X2C-A self-powered bass horns.

Open for approximately a year-and-a-half and gaining the reputation as Miami’s premier techno venue, Treehouse combines 7,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment space. Treehouse is known as THE underground DJ venue, specializing in European techno bookings weekly. The customer demographic is a self-described downtown/midtown/design-district/hipster/artist crowd, which is a far cry from the normal South Beach tourist or commercial throng. Treehouse is a locals’ hot spot with a constant influx of educated European tourists, and prides itself as being incredibly inviting to all, with a “be yourself door policy”, and no velvet rope pretentiousness. It’s all about the music and BASSMAXX is now a large part of that experience.

“David brought a couple of pieces of his Ultra Music Festival sound system in for an impromptu demo after load-out from the festival,” Selph explained. “His demo was impressive to say the least. Everything attached to the walls [was] shaking and falling down [and] his equipment wasn’t even working hard…and it had just taken beating after beating at Ultra in the Miami heat and salty humidity. Our team kept talking about the demo for two months as we weighed and tested all other sound companies’ proposals. Each proposal led us back to BASSMAXX’s effortless demo that had impressed us so.”

Added David Lee, president of BASSMAXX, “We stopped by Treehouse on our way out of town, rolled in four of the SS218s, plugged them in to extension cords and split the signal off the mixer with a Y adapter. The effect on the walls and décor was pretty interesting, so say the least. I could tell they had never had bass like that in the room before and I think it worried them at first. I assured them that we could fairly well contain the bass indoors by using placement and delays to target the nulls at the doorways but they would probably have to glue and screw down everything on the walls. We also discussed the Sub-Mergence technology that adds massive dynamic impact to the deep bass of the SS218s, which is the direction they decided to take.”

Selph explained that besides the impressive demo, one of the deciding factors in choosing BASSMAXX for Treehouse was BASSMAXX president David Lee’s accessibility and approachability. He said that he’s had clubs with the most well known names in sound but never once knew the people behind the product personally, let alone been able to have conversations relating to his venues’ sound.

“With David, [it was the] complete opposite,” continued Selph. “He’s available and interested and genuinely concerned and wants as much as we do for his product to be the best it can be and leave a lasting positive impression. His install was well beyond what we anticipated. He spent three days in the sweltering heat here in Miami with no AC, solving problems we never knew we had and leaving us with a no stress, virtually self-maintained product. My nights used to be a series of flip outs and stress overloads running around the club fixing sound issues…checking levels, making sure connections or drivers or amps had not broken or overheated. Now I can focus on the business and sales and customers. The system he left us with no longer requires my attention, at all. I turn it on at open and turn it off at close, and listen to all of the praise in between. Never have we had this situation here. It’s been put to the test by a number of big DJs lately and continues to just crush. I smile now every time I walk through the room.”

“In my next life, I’d like sole rights to be the exclusive BASSMAXX rep for the southeast,” Selph concluded. “This company and this product are bad ass and [BASSMAXX] has huge potential for growth. Miami continues to grow as an electronic music leader and when other venues find out about this product it will make my club competition just that much more relentless.”

Lee continued, “Working with Greg and the folks at Treehouse has been a real pleasure because they truly appreciate the sound quality and recognize the value of what we do to make their lives easier and help ensure their club brings audiences back again and again. Treehouse books great talent and the job of the sound system is to make sure everyone, including the owner, the promoter, the headliner, and all their fans, thoroughly enjoys the musical experience and wants to come right back for more.”

For more information on Treehouse, visit www.treehousemiami.com or contact Gregory Selph at info@treehousemiami.com or (305) 674-4478. Treehouse is located at 323 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 713-397-4466, or visit www.bassmaxx.com.

About BASSMAXX
Since 1999, BASSMAXX has designed and delivered powerful and efficient sound systems to the live sound and high-end club market. Applying a ruthless practicality to uncompromising standards of quality and reliability has yielded a product line that is both exotic in performance and accessible in price.

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