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Platinum Tools® Launches New Test Kit for VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 with Length

Now Shipping, the New T129K1 Test Kit for the Recently Updated VDV MapMaster 2.0 Includes the Tester as well as all the accessories required for Voice, Data, and Video Testing & Mapping in a Rugged Double-Walled, Blow Molded Case

Vdv Mapmaster 2.0 Kit

VDV Mapmaster 2.0 Kit p/n T129K1

CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 – Platinum ToolsÒ (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™ 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 2012 Best Award winner, 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 & Insert Foam
  • 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

Best of 2012 winner

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.

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Platinum Tools announces Hi-Performance Cat5e/6 Modular Plugs

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announced their new Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Standard Modular Plugs are now shipping.

“The Hi-Performance Cat5e plug, with its unique Hi-Lo stagger design, isolates each conductor at the point of termination.” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager “This allows air, the world’s best insulator, to surround each conductor and thus eliminates NEXT, FEXT and AXT. The end result is performance beyond certification requirements. Plus the internal conductor channels makes for easy prep without the need for liners.” The round-solid three-prong plug is UL rated (RoHS), FCC compliant, utilizes gold-plated contacts (50u), and is also available in round-stranded.

Platinum Tools’ Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Modular Plugs combine traditional/standard style modular plugs for terminating cables in telephone and data applications. Manufactured to comply with FCC 68 guidelines and UL listed. Multiple position, contact configuration styles and round cable versions, are available. Gold-plated contacts provide reliable performance and long life.

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.

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Platinum Tools® Launches EZ-RJ45® Cat5e/6 Shielded Connectors with Internal or External Ground

Part of the EZ-RJ45 “System”, the New Connectors Combine the EZ-RJ45  Patented Ease-of-Use with the Advantages of Shielding for an Unparalleled Solution.

EZ-RJ45 shielded connectors

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 17, 2012 – Platinum ToolsÒ (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces the launch of the updated EZ-RJ45Òshielded Cat5e/6 connectors with internal or external ground. The EZ-RJ45 shielded connectors are now shipping.

 “Made in the USA and designed to work on both Cat5e and Cat6 cables, solid or stranded, our upgraded EZ-RJ45 connectors combine the performance exclusive to its predecessor’s design, but now with the advantages inherent to shielded products for an unparalleled solution,” saidLee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “By shielding the EZ-RJ45, additional electrical isolation means the cables are even less susceptible to electrical interference caused by nearby equipment or wires and, in response, are less likely to cause interference themselves. Additionally, in applications where NEXT, FEXT, and AXT are an issue, using shielded products can be the solution.”

By utilizing the new EZ-RJ45, simplify twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front, to easily verify the proper wiring order. Pulling the connector down over the cable jacket and seating it tightly in the rear of the connector optimizes electrical performance of the termination. Reducing the distance between the wire twists and contacts also improves performance. Terminate with the patented Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 Crimp Tools…crimp and trim in one cycle.  Additional features of the EZ-RJ45 shielded Cat5e/6 connectors include:

  • Made in the USA
  • through holes allow wire pairs to be inserted through front of connector for faster terminations
  • EZ to verify wire sequence, reduces scrap
  • more reliable and higher performance
  • works with solid or stranded wire; separate connectors not required, reducing inventory and confusion
  • simple one-piece design; bars or liners not required
  • use in Category 3, 5, 5E or 6 compliant data networks
  • UL rated, FCC & RoHS compliant
  • 50 micro inch gold plated
  • Internal Ground: maximum cable OD: 0.260in.; maximum conductor OD: 0.041in.
  • External Ground: maximum cable OD: 0.280+in.; maximum conductor OD: 0.041in.

    EZ-RJ45PRO HD p/n 100054C

    The EZ-RJPROä HD modular crimp tool has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45Ò (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs. It provides a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations. This heavy duty tool is the perfect solution when working with 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 connectivity obstacles be overcome, but the installer can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.

    The patented, rugged PRO HD tool, which will reliably crimp and trim wires at the same time, has an all steel frame, PVC handles, and a rust resistant, black oxide finish to stand up to the rigors of field installations. It will also terminate plugs made for either solid or stranded cable and even includes a 568A and 568B color code etched into the side of the handle for EZ reference.

    This heavy duty ratchet style tool includes integral cable cutter/jacket strippers for round (Cat 3-6) and flat (silver satin) cable, providing optimal pressure to all contacts for a precise crimp while the vertical action assures all contacts are terminated to the proper depth.

    “We will continue to innovate and improve our unique EZ-RJ45 connectors and 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.”

    Please contact Platinum Tools for pricing.

    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.

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Platinum Tools® Launches Recon… the first 21st century “butt” set.

Recon Test Set - T62

The Recon Test Set has features not found in any other ‘butt’ set.

• Advanced data detection & identification

• Largest backlit display

• Glow in the dark keypad

• 100% Data Safe

• Rugged weatherproof case

The T62 Offers a Complete Menu for Measuring Data, Actively Monitoring and Detection of High Line Voltages

“The T62 Recon Test Set is tough as well as talented,” said Todd Cota, VP of Sales.

“It is the first 21st Century telephone test set, and sets a new standard for telephone line analysis.”

The T62 is scheduled to ship in July, MSRP $269.95.

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line,

visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

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New VDV MapMaster 2.0 with length measurement

p/n T129

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 25, 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. (p/n T129)

“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.

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