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Noble Fidelity’s Award-Winning Architectural Loudspeaker – The L-85 MK II

RENO, Nev., July 11, 2014 – Noble Fidelity (www.noble-fidelity.com), the company known as the first in the U.S. to be 100 percent EU RoHS compliant, manufacturing sustainable “Green” (eWaste) In-Wall/Ceiling loudspeakers, is proud to announce the recent launch of its award-winning mk ll version of its most popular loudspeaker – the L-85. The L-85 mk II is now shipping and retails for $899/pair.

“The recent launch of the L-85 mk ll has already garnered industry awards and tremendous accolades from customers and industry reviewers alike,” explained Greg Ford, Principal of Noble Fidelity. “The L-85 mk II 8-inch, 2-Way, high performance round mount loudspeaker is suitable for both in-ceiling or in-wall use.”

Round and square frameless grilles are included for aesthetic choice. These grilles are frameless-bezel less, low profile, ultra-fine perf, magnetic stainless steel held firmly in place with 24 beveled neodymium magnets and may be painted to match or accent mounting surface(s).

“Utilizing a far-forward woofer mounted in a small footprint diffraction limiting frame together with a pole-mounted soft dome, lens-free tweeter, this excellent design avoids the diffraction and near-field boundary distortions that plague many other in-ceiling and in-wall loudspeaker designs,” added Ford. “They are tuned for high fidelity and linear performance in standard drywall construction, with system-concentric wide-field dispersion. The line is very closely voice-matched pursuant to the classic British octave-to-octave balance that has made a number of British loudspeaker models famous over the past 30 years.”

Additional highlights and specifications include:
• Kevlar® fiber 8-inch (203 mm) native yellow, square-woven woofer (DuPont) with butyl surround
• Tetoron® 1-inch (25 mm) pivoting soft dome tweeter, woven-textile, lens-free, neodymium motor
• Midrange and high frequency 3-position acoustic compensation switches
• Audio grade metal film polypropylene capacitor populated fiberglass board crossover circuit
• Drivers wired with audio grade, high strand count, oxygen free copper high current speaker cable
• Vibration dampening motor boots
• T-Stop signal-powered protection circuit prevents tweeter driver failure
• Heavy spring-loaded gold-plated connection terminals accommodate up to 10 gauge speaker cable
• Edge/Ledge smoothing diffraction ring
• 24 beveled neodymium grille retention magnets
• Square seating dog ears clamp down to 5/16-inch (8 mm)
• Rated for deployment in high humidity environments
• Includes nylon insulation isolating top hat. Top hats “pop” into shape covering the top of the loudspeaker protecting it from ceiling/roof insulation material fibers and dust. Top hats are acoustically “absent” in that they do not restrict cone excursion
• Frequency response: 38Hz – 21kHz ±3dB on reference axis
• Sensitivity: 91dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
• Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
• Recommended amplifier power: 5W – 200W on unclipped program within frequency domain
• Lifetime Limited Warranty

Considered one of the highest performance loudspeaker manufacturers in the custom installation sector of the consumer electronics industry, Noble Fidelity is also considered to be one of the most “Green” in its product design, and implementation. Founded in 2006 in Carson City, Nevada, Noble Fidelity offers customers and dealers alike, audiophile performance from In-Wall/Ceiling loudspeakers together with unparalleled customer service. The company works with dealers, consumers and the design community with acoustical help, CAD drawings and beyond, so that customers capture the best and most tangible virtues of their investment: value, fidelity, ease of acquisition, ease of implementation and ultimately, genuine and enduring satisfaction.

For more information, please visit www.noble-fidelity.com, call 888-808-HIFI (4434), or email info@noble-fidelity.com.

About Noble Fidelity:
Considered one of the highest performance loudspeaker manufacturers in the custom installation sector of the consumer electronics industry, Noble Fidelity is also considered to be one of the most “Green” in its product design, and implementation. Founded in 2006 in Carson City, Nevada, Noble Fidelity offers customers and dealers alike, audiophile performance from In-Wall/Ceiling loudspeakers together with unparalleled customer service. The company works with dealers, consumers and the design community with acoustical help, CAD drawings and beyond, so that customers capture the best and most tangible virtues of their investment: value, fidelity, ease of acquisition, ease of implementation and ultimately, genuine and enduring satisfaction.

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Severtson Screens Features New TAT-4K Titanium Acoustically-Transparent Projection Screen at 2014 CEDIA Expo

Mesa, Ariz., July 8, 2014 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the home theater, commercial, and pro AV markets, is pleased to announce that it will showcase the new TAT-4K Titanium Acoustically-Transparent line of projection screens during CEDIA Expo 2014, held in Denver from Sept. 11-13 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth #110. The TAT-4K is now shipping.

“Severtson’s TAT-4K Titanium Acoustically-Transparent screens offer the ultimate viewing experience with the best audio frequency response in the industry,” explained Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp. “The TAT-4K’s uniform pattern weave is unique. With these screens, there is virtually no audio or video scatter. At the same time, the screens preserve superior and deeper contrast in areas with limited light control. This is because the TAT-4K offers the same innovative technology as our acclaimed SAT-4K screens. Additionally, the titanium-grey shade on the TAT-4K preserves picture contrast even in rooms that are not completely dark, so you get a crisp image that will amaze viewers.”

With virtually no screen size limitations, the entire sound stage can be placed directly behind the screen at the same horizontal axis, allowing the audio track to be in perfect sync with the brilliant images on display. The TAT-4K screen meets and exceeds all industry standards for optimum video and acoustic performance, with reference quality reproduction of the digital image combined with true fidelity to the soundtrack.

The seamless acoustic weave and the striking contrast offered by the TAT-4K are in high demand, especially for many high-end home theater and commercial applications.

“Made in the USA, the TAT-4K is compatible with 2D, Active 3D, 4K, and Laser projection applications,” Severtson added. “Available in Impression Series Fixed, Deluxe Series Fixed, Deluxe Curved Series Fixed, Pro, and Cinema Frame configurations, the TAT-4K comes in heights ranging from 37 inches in an Impression Series home theater screen, to a whopping 15 feet, 10 inches in a Pro-Frame or cinema screen.”

Additional TAT-4K specifications include:
• Surface: TAT-4K acoustically woven screen material
• Gain: .93
• Max height: 15 ft. 10 inches
• Viewing Angle: 160 degrees
• Flame and mildew resistant

Custom and standard sizes are available. Severtson asks that customers contact them directly for individual pricing for their specific needs.

“Severtson Screens is proud to serve the home theater market with the same service and quality that has taken the cinema market by storm and cemented us as the industry leader,” added Severtson.

Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2016, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. The Severtson family’s extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues.

With its three Arizona-based production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has massive production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screens. The screens range in size from massive movie theaters, comfortable home theaters, and everything in between.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide.

From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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Platinum Tools® Launches New 500 MCM Cable Cutter

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 3, 2014 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new 500 MCM Cable Cutter (p/n 10569). The 500 MCM Cable Cutter is now shipping with an MSRP of $139.95.

“The compact ratcheted 500 MCM Cable Cutter is designed for simple one hand operation,” said John Phillips, Platinum Tools product manager. “It works well in tight spaces and tackles cutting larger cables with ease with ergonomic, non-slip comfort grip handles.”

The new Platinum Tools 500 MCM Cable Cutter cuts stranded, flexible copper and aluminum cable up to 500 MCM (240mm2). It also features precision ground fixed and moving cutting blades for improved performance.

Additional specifications include:
• locking latch for safe, easy storage
• quick blade release system in any position
• cutting blades manufactured from high carbon tool steel
• heat treated blades for added durability and extended life
• rust resistant black oxide finish
• Platinum Tools cable jacket slitters are perfect companion tools (p/ns 10005C
and 10007C)

For additional pricing and 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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Severtson Screens Folded Silver 3D Cinema Screens Now Available for Int’l Shipping

Mesa, Arizona, USA, June 25, 2014 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the cinema, commercial, pro AV, and home theater markets, is pleased to announce the new folded SēVision 3D GX line of silver cinema projection screens are now available for international shipment.

“Launched at the recent CinemaCon 2014 event to rave reviews, our new folded shipping method now makes international distribution of our industry-acclaimed SēVision 3D GX highly affordable, reducing international shipping costs by up to 70 percent,” explained Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp.

Added Dan Maxwell, Severston Corp. V.P. & Chief Operating Officer, “We have received numerous international orders since introduction, and our international customers are thrilled because, prior to this innovative process, shipping costs associated with such large packages as this were out-of-reach for so many. Not anymore.”

Now, Severtson Screens’ silver 3D screens can be folded and packed into a much smaller crate without any loss in structural integrity or performance abilities. Severtson’s new folded screen process not only reduces international shipping fees, the smaller packaging simplifies delivery to theaters and is more convenient for installers, as well.

The new folded line of SēVision 3D GX and Ultra Wide cinema screens is now available for delivery to international destinations, and has numerous advantages, including:
• available in standard or micro perforation
• coated surface that is harder to bruise and scuff
• small micron flake coating produces a sharper image that eliminates graininess in bright scenes
• viewing angles range from 30 to 40 degree half-gain depending on the specific screen gain requested
• use of a proprietary non-leafing flake vs. a leafing flake promotes longevity by eliminating degradation of the optical properties over time
• perfect for all large cinema applications, such as movie houses, museums, universities, etc.

According to Severtson, in the past, the idea of folding a screen for shipment, delivery, and installation has been deemed impossible because there was no method of doing it without degrading the quality and performance of the screen, or ruining it altogether.

Today, the cost offset on shipping as well as the screen’s performance and longevity increases savings for the customer. This is huge news for the international market that desires a state-of-the-art silver 3D cinema screen, but, up until now, simply could not afford the shipment and installation cost because of how such a large screen had to be prepared, packed, and shipped.

Severtson Corporation is a member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association. They have manufactured cinema screens for theaters in countries all over the world, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Spain, Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia, Netherlands, Thailand, Scotland, China, Russia, and many more. To meet the challenge of creating extremely large screens, Severtson Corporation designed a robotic spray-arm application system to paint its high-performance optical coating in-house on screens as large as 67.75ft. x 150ft. (20.7m x 45.8m). It is currently the largest in-house cinema screen optical coating system in the world.

Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2016, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. The Severtson family’s extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues.

With its three Arizona-based production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has massive production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screens. The screens range in size from massive movie theaters, comfortable home theaters, and everything in between.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide.

From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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VMP Launches FP-LWAB Large Flat Panel Articulating Wall Mount at 2014 InfoComm

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 10, 2014 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at InfoComm 2014, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N1752. With an MSRP of $389.95, the FP-LWAB is now shipping.

“The FP-LWAB is our next generation large flat panel mount, designed specifically for numerous on-wall applications, including digital signage and with the A/V and security installer specifically in mind,” said Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The FP-LWAB is sleeker with a lower profile than past generations in this line, making it the perfect solution for virtually any flat panel application.”

The FP-LWAB holds most 42in. – 70in. flat panels with a maximum flat panel hole pattern of 800mm x 500mm. The FP-LWAB rotates up to 45 degrees, has an adjustable tilt of 0 degrees to +15 degrees, and comes with mounting rails that accept padlocks for increased security measures. A clip-based cable management system adds to the model’s aesthetics and ease-of-installation. The FP-LWAB comes in a black powder coat finish and is UL listed.

“The FP-LWAB is the answer for situations where larger and heavier flat panel monitors need to be wall mounted and the installer, no matter the application whether in the home or for commercial and/or digital signage use, wants the reliability and dependability they have come to expect from Video Mount Products,” added Fulmer.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. VMP’s products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address 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 our business.

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Platinum Tools® Debuts Next Generation Ergo Crimp Tool at 2014 InfoComm

CAMARILLO, Calif., June 2, 2014 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce the debut of the 9-Inch Ergo Crimp Tool (p/n 16500) at InfoComm 2014, held from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booths C5238 & N368j. The 9-Inch Ergo Crimp Tool is now shipping with an MSRP of $39.95.

“The next generation crimp tool technology has been designed around the user,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools product manager. “We’ve made crimping even easier and more comfortable. The ‘straight plate’ lower jaw assembly eliminates critical structural stress points, common in most competitive tools…it will not break under heavy stress and will last for years to come.”

Additional specifications include:
• crimps insulated terminals to 10 AWG and non-insulated terminals to 8 AWG
• variety of crimp dies available for CATV F,BNC, TNC, SMB, SMA and N series coaxial connectors
• accepts crimp die sets from most other popular tools (previous old crimping dies will work)
• reduced handle grip distance makes it ideal for all hand sizes and allows for prolonged, comfortable use
• smooth ratcheted crimp cycle with a safety release and no break over hand force
• adjustable cam for precision ratchet adjustment, allowing for a perfect crimp, no matter the die set or application

“The new 9-inch Ergo Crimp Tool is available with a number of tool and die specifications allowing it to work with a number of cable types, crimp types and sizes, and connector types,” Phillips added. “Custom dies are also available. Higher performance, reliability, versatility, and comfort. It’s all here.”

For additional pricing and 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 Expands Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platform with New Rack Enclosure Offerings

STEVENSVILLE, Md., May 29, 2014 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it has expanded its Building Information Modeling (BIM) content to now include the new EREN free standing and ERWEN wall mounted rack enclosure series. VMP has teamed with Autodesk for the past 18 months to provide BIM content for many of its most popular products on the AutoDesk Seek repository. VMP’s content is also available for download through InfoComm iQ as well as from the videomount.com website.

“The demand for rack-mounted solutions in commercial, residential, pro A/V, and security applications continues to expand, even surge in some instances,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The growing acceptance of Building Information Modeling in the industry coupled with our desire to help our customers and the success of our new rack enclosure solutions made it a no-brainer to incorporate the EREN and ERWEN categories into our BIM platform. If we can help save integrators time and effort per project, we will do so because it means more available time for more projects, thus contributing to a healthier bottom line for their businesses. That’s what it’s all about.”

BIM allows all the necessary elements to be integrated into a project during its initial planning stages and flow through to proposed future development, before a hammer or nail are ever used. Traditionally, building design has been largely reliant upon 2D drawings (i.e. plans, elevations, etc.) whereas Building Information Modeling extends this beyond 3D to a virtual “5D” platform by enhancing the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height, and depth) with time as the fourth dimension and cost as the fifth, making the use of BIM a crucial factor for design, implementation, and sustainability with equal importance placed upon manpower and profitability.

“By utilizing VMP’s BIM models, all the knowledge necessary to make for a successful end-result via the sharing of electronic data between all parties is at the users’ fingertips,” added Fulmer. “This results in more efficient and cost-effective planning and preemptive problem solving in real-time ‘5D’.”

Now, more than 30 BIM models are currently available for VMP products, including models for flat panel mounts, equipment racks, projector mounts, and non-penetrating roof mounts.

The latest BIM additions include the cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity. The EREN Series is feature rich and comes complete with integrated cooling fans and removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft.

Also included, the ERWEN Series are workhorses of a wall mounted rack enclosures. Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and on the wall is a must when floor standing equipment racks just won’t do. VMP designed the new ERWEN Series wall mounted racks for both form and functionality, especially with the security and AV installer in mind. With adjustable front and rear rails, removable hinged wall plate and a reversible glass front door, the ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E are the answer to the most demanding rack mount requirements.

For more information or to access VMP’s BIM models, visit AutoDesk Seek, InfoComm iQ, the Video Mount Products website, www.videomount.com, or call 877-281-2169.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address 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 our business.

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Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-RJPRO™ Termination Pod at InfoComm 2014

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 22, 2014 – 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 it will feature the new EZ-RJPRO™ Termination Pod, a complete turnkey field kit (P/N 90173), at InfoComm 2014, June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booths C5238 & N368j. Now shipping, the EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod has an MSRP of $279.00.

“Our new EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod is designed for the professional installer providing everything he needs for consistent, repeatable terminations and overall quicker and easier installations,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “This heavy duty kit is the perfect solution when working with both delicate as well as high performance, larger OD cables that are tougher to terminate due to larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation on the conductors and pair separating splines. Not only will you overcome these connectivity obstacles but you can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.”

The “EZ” crimp & trim, modular plug termination kit Includes:
• EZ-RJPRO HD Crimp Tool – P/N 100054
• Cat5e/6 Cable Jacket Stripper – P/N 15015
• Electrician’s Scissors – P/N 10517
• EZ-RJ45® Cat5e connectors (100 each) – P/N 105003
• EZ-RJ45® Cat6 connectors(100 each) – P/N 105004
• EZ-RJ12/11 connectors(50 each) – P/N 105005

EZ-RJPRO HD Crimp Tool – P/N 100054
The EZ-RJPRO HD Crimp Tool uses the EZRJ45® patented ‘crimp & trim’ system and is designed to handle larger dimensional size cables. Compatible with all EZ-RJ45® and EZ-RJ12/11 connectors as well as all standard modular plugs, except AMP.

Cat5e/6 Cable Jacket Stripper – P/N 15015
This economical tool has been specifically designed to strip the cable jackets from Category 5, 5e and Category 6 twisted pair cables. No adjustments are required and will not nick the inner conductors. Durable high impact plastic housing is molded from yellow plastic to make it easier to locate. Long life blade.

Electrician’s Scissors – P/N 10517
Our Scissor-Run Scissors are an original favorite. This smooth cutting action, scissor-run design, is excellent for cutting Kevlar®, foil, and wire. Cuts wire up to 16 AWG solid, 12 AWG stranded, and will strip 19 AWG and 23 AWG. Includes full serrated bottom blade for non-slip cutting; through hardened, high carbon steel for edge retention; double plated chrome over nickel; easily re-sharpens and holds cutting edge; scraper and file on backside of blades.

EZ-RJ45® Cat5e connectors (100 each) – P/N 105003
The patented EZ-RJ45® Connector simplifies twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front. This allows the technician to easily verify the proper wiring order. Electrical performance of the termination is optimized by pulling the connector down over the cable jacket and seating it tightly in the rear of the connector. Made in the USA. Patented.

EZ-RJ45® Cat6 connectors (100 each) – P/N 105004
The new patented EZ-RJ45 Cat 6+ Connector simplifies twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front. This allows the technician to easily verify the proper wiring order. Electrical performance of the termination is optimized by pulling the connector down over the cable jacket and seating it tightly in the rear of the connector. Made in the USA. Patented.

EZ-RJ12/11® connectors (50 each) – P/N 105005
The new, patented EZ-RJ12/11 Connector simplifies twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front. This allows the technician to easily verify the proper wiring order prior to termination. Use the EZ-RJPRO HD™ Crimp Tool (P/N 100054) for single cycle crimping and trimming of the excess wire. FCC compliant and UL rated. Made in the USA. Patented.

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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Severtson Screens Names Toby Severtson President & CEO

Toby Severtson, Severtson Screens president & CEO

Mesa, Ariz., May 21, 2014 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the home theater, commercial, and pro AV markets, is pleased to announce that Toby Severtson has been named the company’s president and chief executive officer effective immediately. Severtson Screens founder and owner Ron Severtson remains chairman of the board, and will dedicate more time to product R&D.

“I am looking forward to help continuing the tradition of what my father has built over the past 25 years,” explained Toby Severtson, who comes to the family business after spending the past 18 years at Motorola, Inc. in various IT managerial capacities, most recently as senior director. “As Severtson Screens continues to grow into the home theater market, and as we expand even further into the cinema market, we realized that we needed my father to dedicate even more time to R&D, since he is a pioneering visionary in these industries. As I take on the responsibilities of the president and chief executive officer, he can also dedicate more time to take the company’s product offerings to the next level.”

Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2016, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. Severtson’s extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues.

“What I love to do is develop new and exciting products,” explained Ron Severtson. “Having my son, Toby, step in and take control of the business side of the company will allow me to do just that and to also help pursue other opportunities to further grow the business.”

With its three Arizona-based production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has massive production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screens – scaling in size for use in major movie theater chains down to home theaters and everything in between — available to its clients.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide.

From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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VMP Showcases New Wall Rack Enclosure Family at 2014 InfoComm

STEVENSVILLE, Md., May 13, 2014 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will showcase the new ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E 19-inch wall rack enclosures during InfoComm 2014, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N1752. Now shipping, the ERWEN-12E (12 space) has an MSRP of $379.00, while the ERWEN-15E (15 space) has an MSRP of $419.00.

“The ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E are workhorses of a wall mounted rack enclosures,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and on the wall is a must when floor standing equipment racks just won’t do. VMP designed the new ERWEN Series wall mounted racks for both form and functionality, especially with the security and AV installer in mind. With adjustable front and rear rails, removable hinged wall plate and a reversible glass front door, the ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E are the answer to the most demanding rack mount requirements.”

Additional features of the ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E wall rack enclosures include:
• works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories
• 12 rack spaces (ERWEN-12E)
• 15 rack spaces (ERWEN-15E)
• rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading
• adjustable front and rear rails
• vented top and bottom
• top and bottom cable routing knockouts
• reversible hinged tempered glass front door
• removable hinged back panel
• lockable, removable side panels (locks optional)
• welded steel construction
• ships assembled
• load capacity – 120 lbs
• black powder coat finish
• product dimensions (ERWEN-12E): (W x D x H): 24.3in x 21.9in x 25.3in
• product dimensions (ERWEN-15E): (W x D x H): 24.3in x 21.9in x 30.5in
• product weight: 61.6 lbs (ERWEN-12E)
• product weight: 71.3 lbs (ERWEN-15E)

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address 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 our business.

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