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Platinum Tools® Appoints Bob Howard Regional Sales Manager

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announced today that Robert M. Howard, with senior level experience in sales, marketing and business management, has joined the company to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.

Howard comes to Platinum Tools with a wealth of experience within the industry, having spent the last seven years at ICM/Belden where he was instrumental in supporting numerous large corporate accounts in A/V, broadcast, connectivity, and the security segments. By joining Platinum Tools, he will add to and continue to support its growing list of distributors.

“I am excited to start a new challenge within Platinum Tools and look forward to working with their great team to further develop their already large distribution network,” commented Howard. “I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on both top quality products and service.”

Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager, added, “Bob’s experience, integrity, and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to our sales and support team. We view his appointment an indicator of our commitment to being a leading company in the security, datacom, telecom, and electrical wiring markets. The addition of many new products and the increasing demands from our customers led us to look for an addition to our team who would fit in with our mission of exceptional service. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Bob’s extensive experience to fill this need. I’m confident Bob will play a key role in our continued growth.”

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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Platinum Tools® Announces EZ-DataLock™ Strain Relief

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 – 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 EZ-DataLock™ Strain Relief. Designed to secure network cables from tampering, the EZ-DataLock is now shipping.

“Safe and secure networks, large or small, in today’s world is top priority,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Our new EZ-DataLock Strain Relief has been designed to protect and secure a data network 24/7 by locking cables in place that are not to be disconnected. When locked, the cable will remain so until the ‘Key-Holder’ unlocks it. It also doubles as a snag-proof strain relief.”

Added Sachs, “The Platinum Tools EZ-DataLock Strain Relief’s patented design prevents cable disconnects, malicious disconnects, unauthorized access, downtime, and tampering in numerous applications, such as in data, commercial and professional, military, medical centers, monitoring devices, financial, transit, government, and manufacturing centers and institutions.”

EZ-DataLock Strain Reliefs are available in two sizes and work with Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45® Cat5e connectors, and all standard RJ45 (all brands including Platinum Tools) and Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 Cat6 connectors. Specifications for the EZ-DataLock Strain Relief include patented ‘OD-Flex’ technology allows for wide range of cable OD sizes (maximum cable OD: 6.8mm /0.268 inch; minimum cable OD: 5.0mm /0.197 inch); made with polycarbonate materials; and are UL, RoHS, CSA and CE compliant.

For 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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Video Mount Products ER-148-4PKIT Rack Mount Expansion Kit Now Shipping

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Feb 13, 2013 — 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 its new ER-148-4PKIT 2-post expansion kit for its popular ER-148 equipment rack is now shipping.

“Space is at a premium in many commercial, residential, pro, and security applications,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Thermal and cable management issues also continue to lead the list of complaints for professionals installing rack-mountable electronics in small or enclosed spaces, and VMP offers numerous solutions to help answer these concerns. By providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional, and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories, VMP meets the challenges faced by such tight and component-laden commercial, home theater, and other low voltage installations. The ER-148 is an example of just such a valuable tool.”

The ER-148-4PKIT is an easily installed expansion kit for the ER-148 rack that converts VMP’s popular two-post rack to a four-post rack and adds even more versatility.

Features of the ER-148 19-inch Headend Equipment Rack include:
• Rail Height – 48 inches
• 400 lb. load capacity
• EIA Compliant
• 27 Rack spaces
• Standard 10-32 threading
• Includes 32 rack screws
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat finish
• MSRP: $169.95

Features of the ER-148-4PKIT Expansion Kit include:
• Standard 10-32 threading in expansion posts
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat
• MSRP: $111.95

“Now shipping, the ER-148 and ER-148-4PKIT are durable and practical solutions installers have come to expect from Video Mount Products,” Fulmer concluded.

For more information on the ER-148 and ER-148-4PKIT, 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 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(R) Features New Test Kit for VDV MapMaster(tm) 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester at 2013 ISC West

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 – 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 new complete test kit for the recently updated VDV MapMaster(tm) 2.0 voice, data, and video tester is now shipping. With an MSRP of an affordable $199.95, the T129K1 Test Kit includes the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 as well as all the accessories required for voice, data, and video testing and mapping in a rugged double-walled, blow molded case. Platinum Tools will feature the T129K1 Test Kit at 2013 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth 4042.

“The CEPro Best of 2012 award-winning VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 has become popular with technicians in a very short period of time, and now we’re able to provide them with additional accessories and a durable carrying case, protecting the equipment when out on a call,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the kit includes everything needed in a custom cut out, high density EVA foam to help protect the equipment for years to come.”

The T129K1 Test Kit includes:
• VDV MapMaster 2.0
• Case & Foam Insert
• RJ45 #’s 1-12 Remote Set
• Coax F #’s 1-8 Remote Set
• RJ45 Port Saver
• RJ45 to Alligator Clips Cable
• NO-Fault Cable
• F Female to F Female Adapters (set of three)
• BNC Female to F Female Adapter
• BNC Female to F Male Adapter
• 9V Battery
• Instruction Manual

The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit. 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

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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Platinum Tools(R) Coax Copper/Steel Cable Cutter Now Shipping

CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 – 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 CCS-6 Cable Cutter (part # 10514) is now shipping. Designed for today’s VDV (Voice, Data, Video) and security installers, the CCS-6 has an MSRP of $19.95.

“The Platinum Tools CCS-6 is designed to cut copper cable with steel content without nicking, degrading, or deforming the cutting blades,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Fully tested to 10,000 cuts on RG6 CCS, copper clad steel center conductor with no degradation to the cutting blades, this compact cable cutter also easily cuts through copper and aluminum cable.”

The Platinum Tools CCS-6 provides outstanding cutting performance on all types of solid copper wire, twisted pair, and coax cables. Its optimal blade geometry ensures that the cable stays round during the cutting process so connectors are easy to affix to the cable.”

Additional specs of the Platinum Tools CCS-6 Cable Cutter include:
• Comfortable PVC handle grips
• Forged from SCM 440 steel
• Rust resistant black oxide finish
• Lightweight: 7.22 oz (204.8 g)
• Length: 6.3in (162 mm)
• Technical Data: Coax CCS; Battery; Coax; Messenger; CAT5E UTP/STP; Antenna; CAT6 UTP/STP; DBS; CAT6A UTP/STP; Drop; Shipboard; Ground

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 Announces Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Product Line

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communications, and security industries, is proud to announce that they have teamed with Autodesk to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) content for many of its most popular products.

“BIM technology and acceptance has grown significantly over the past several years,” says Keith Fulmer, President of Video Mount Products. “The addition of BIM content to the AutoDesk Seek repository is not just another tool in the toolbox, but a viable solution supporting the architectural, engineering, and contracting communities.”

In addition to being hosted on AutoDesk Seek, the content will also be available through InfoComm iQ as well as available for download at the videomount.com website. 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.

Traditional building design has been largely reliant upon two-dimensional 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.

“BIM allows all the necessary elements to be integrated into a project during its initial planning stages throughout and flow through to proposed future development, before a hammer or nail are first ever used for in the project,” Fulmer continued. “By utilizing VMP’s BIM via models, videomount.com, all the knowledge necessary in real-time ‘5D’ to make for a successful end-result via the sharing of electronic data between all parties is at the users’ fingertips. This results in more efficient and cost-effective planning and preemptive problem solving in real-time ‘5D’.”

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 (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(R) Launches EZ-VIKING(TM) Crimp Tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces the launch of the new EZ-VIKING(TM) crimp tool (p/n 100544). 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(R) 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(R) 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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Platinum Tools(R) Launches New Test Kit for VDV MapMaster(TM) 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 – 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 new complete test kit for the recently updated VDV MapMaster(TM) 2.0 voice, data, and video tester is now shipping. With an MSRP of an affordable $199.95, the T129K1 Test Kit includes the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 as well as all the accessories required for voice, data, and video testing and mapping in a rugged double-walled, blow molded case.

“The CEPro Best of 2012 award-winning VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 has become popular with technicians in a very short period of time, and now we’re able to provide them with additional accessories and a durable carrying case, protecting the equipment when out on a call,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the kit includes everything needed in a custom cut out, high density EVA foam to help protect the equipment for years to come.”

The T129K1 Test Kit includes:
• VDV MapMaster 2.0
• Case & Foam Insert
• RJ45 #’s 1-12 Remote Set
• Coax F #’s 1-8 Remote Set
• RJ45 Port Saver
• RJ45 to Alligator Clips Cable
• NO-Fault Cable
• F Female to F Female Adapters (set of three)
• BNC Female to F Female Adapter
• BNC Female to F Male Adapter
• 9V Battery
• Instruction Manual

The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit. 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

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 Debuts New ER-1-4PKIT Rack Expansion Kit

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Nov. 14, 2012 — 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 its will debut the new ER-1-4PKIT Expansion Kit for the ER-1 Equipment Rack during ISC East 2012, held in New York from Nov. 28-29 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, booth 1622. The ER-1-4PKIT is now shipping with an MSRP of $124.95.

“The ER-1-4PKIT is an easily installed expansion kit for the ER-1 rack to convert our most popular two-post rack to a four-post rack,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “VMP offers numerous solutions to help answer thermal and cable management concerns by providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional, and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories. Designed to meet the challenges faced in such tight and component-laden A/V and other low voltage installations, the ER-1 with expandable ER-1-4PKIT is an example of just such a valuable tool.”

Features of the ER-1-4PKIT Expansion Kit include:
• Standard 10-32 threading in expansion posts
• Includes side stabilizing bars
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

The ER-1 is an EIA compliant, 40-rack space, 19-inch headend equipment rack with a 400 lb. load capacity.

For more information on the ER-1-4PKIT, 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 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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BASSMAXX Launches the XSP218 “MAXX-ill” 6,800W Powered Subwoofer

AUSTIN, Texas, November 14, 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 December 1, 2012, the 6,800 Watt XSP218 “MAXX-ill” delivers an unprecedented combination of depth, fidelity, impact, and value.

“The XSP218 will play louder, lower and longer than anything comparable in size, price and weight,” explained David Lee, president and designer of BASSMAXX. “Many other loudspeakers claim to be able to do the same, but in reality they can get loud OR they can get deep, but not at the same time, and not for extended periods. The BASSMAXX XSP218 plays extremely loud and extraordinarily deep, and it can do both, for hours on end. In addition, each comes with a two-year warranty on ALL components, including voice coils.”

The demand for high output at lower and lower frequencies is increasing with practically every new song release, and demanding that performance from under-powered and inadequate loudspeakers will inevitably result in excessive distortion or failure. For customers who can’t tolerate either, the XSP218 is the ideal option. Designed for touring professionals who want to reduce the size and weight of their rigs while delivering huge volume, power and bass, the MAXX-ill is the perfect solution.

With 6800W of amplification on board, the MAXX-ill has the dynamic power headroom necessary to reproduce live kick-drums to spectacular effect. The massive power amplification is matched with massive power-handling drivers and the cabinet is optimized to take full advantage of the capabilities of the drivers and amplifiers. The result is very high SPL bass without concerns about overdriven or blown loudspeakers regardless of the musical genre. That also translates into smaller systems doing bigger shows, with significantly lower transport and labor costs down the road.

“The MAXX-ill delivers an unprecedented combination of depth, fidelity, impact, and value,” Lee continued. “With this kind of incredibly clean, undistorted output at full power, you can confidently push the MAXX-ills to levels that competitors would require many more cabinets, more weight, and/or more investment to achieve.”

The XSP218 is a loudspeaker that sustains its output long-term and is practically impossible to blow thanks to extremely rugged, very high power-handling, long- excursion drivers, carefully optimized cabinet and port design, and an effective but transparent protection system that essentially prevents thermal overload of the voice coils and minimizes long-term thermal compression.

The MAXX-ill XSP218 includes dual bridged 3400W amplifier modules, for a total of 6800W of power, with on-board fixed-latency digital signal processing. The processor is used to provide crossover and limiter functions and the standard settings are compatible with all BASSMAXX products. Four presets are stored in the DSP and can be selected from the amplifier panel on the rear of the speaker. A level control is also provided, allowing gain adjustment from off to +12dB. The amplifier module has an auto-sensing universal power supply and power factor correction, allowing it to run on electrical supplies from 85V to 270V. Power input is via Neutrik Powercon and signal input is via XLR. Pass-through connectors for both power and signal are provided.

“The woofer cones are waterproof, so they’re impervious to liquids, whether in the form of rain at an outdoor festival, spilled beverages in a busy nightclub, or being wiped down after a beach gig,” Lee elaborated. “The XSP218 is engineered to work hard and continue to work where others fail. To assure customers of that capability, our warranty covers all electronics, including burned woofers, for two years from the date of purchase.”

Available with your choice of white, black or BASSMAXX logo grills. Touring options include locking wheel dollies and heavy-duty padded nylon covers. For additional specifications, photographs, cut sheet and options, please visit: http://www.bassmaxx.com/pages/product_sub_XSP218.php

“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 they are completely satisfied, and if they’re not, for any reason, they may exchange their purchase within 30 days for another model or the purchase price will be refunded. No hassles. Plain and simple.”

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 512-368-3268, 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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