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Platinum Tools® Releases Latest Addition to Famed SealSmart™ Product Line

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 8, 2011 – 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 PROCON compression tool, the latest addition to its famed SealSmart ™ product line.

“Now shipping, PROCON is a convenient, easy-to-use, all-in-one compression tool designed for professional contractors installing CATV and CCTV networks,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “PROCON provides quick, reliable results every time. Engineered for long life, this rugged tool features a patented rotating connector positioner-head and multihead adapter. Switch coax cable sizes and connector types on the fly!?

Additional features of the PROCON compression tool include:
• patented head rotates to switch from RG6Q/6 to RG11/7
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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

PCS Signs Agreement to License UPB Technology for Worldwide Use

Northridge, Cal. — August 2, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB™) technology, has announced that it has approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited (PLLC), of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.

Introduced in 1999 by Powerline Control Systems, and subsequently deployed commercially in 2002, UPB is an award winning, highly reliable, cost effective, two-way communications technology which enables control products to utilize existing powerlines for both residential and commercial applications. Other potential applications include appliance control, HVAC control, and Internet-to-Application device communication. PCS has been awarded several patents for this technology.

Through the agreement, Powerline Lighting Control Pty. Limited, will utilize UPB technology to provide standalone and integrated lighting control solutions, such more

Platinum Tools® Makes Stripping Coax Cable Faster & Cleaner with Latest Tool

Platinum Tools double ended coax stripper - part number 15020C

Platinum Tools double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C)

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 29, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce its new double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C) is now shipping.

“Designed for the professional contractor, our new, lightweight, compact, double-ended coaxial cable stripper is the fastest and cleanest way to strip your coax cables,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Designed for fast, accurate stripping right out of the box, the blades in this new ‘must have’ tool are pre-set for industry standard ¼-inch cable preparation, eliminating the need for time consuming blade depth adjustments.?

Additional features of Platinum Tools’ double ended more

ELAN® g! Control System Earns Its Sea Legs In New Custom Yacht Installation

The ELAN g! Control System is earning its sea legs, powering a massive multi-room entertainment system including Sunfire subwoofers aboard a custom-built 107’x20’ Sharpe luxury houseboat. more

Pandora® Internet Radio Integration Makes Niles® IntelliControl® ICS System The Ulitmate Whole-House Music Distribution Platform

Niles® IM-NET firmware update now enables consumers to access content from Pandora® Internet Radio, Rhapsody®, and SIRIUS|XM®. more

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Powerline Control Systems Signs Strategic Alliance with Global Caché

Northridge, Cal. — July 26, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Global Caché, the leading independent manufacturer of IP and Wi-Fi connectivity products for the control and automation market.

The partnership provides a platform for the two companies to share marketing opportunities and ensures seamless compatibility between products. PCS’ new flagship product, Mi LightStyle, a lighting control solution that offers end users more convenient control over their home through the use of any Internet connected device (e.g. tablet, smartphone and computer), will be among the first PCS products made compatible with Global Caché products.

“Powerline Control Systems has grown quickly in the last few years,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. more

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

Platinum Tools® Debuts VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester at 2011 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 21, 2011 – 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 it will debut its new VDV MapMaster™ voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737. Now shipping, Platinum Tools will be demoing the VDV MapMaster, as well as its new 4Mapper coax tester, during the show.

“The VDV MapMaster combines 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 more

Platinum Tools® PROAMP Crimp Tool Now Shipping

Platinum Tools PROAMP Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools PROAMP Crimp Tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 19, 2011 – 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 its new PROAMP crimp tool is now shipping.

“The PROAMP crimp tool is the professional’s choice for terminating AMP-style modular plugs,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Never again will you be without the right cutter, stripper and crimp tool when you need it. This crimper’s design assures consistent, repeatable terminations every time for high performance installations demanding quality and integrity.?

Additional features of the PROAMP crimp tool include:
• crimp/terminate AMP-style RJ45, RJ11 and RJ12 modular plugs with a single tool
• cuts and strips Cat5e, Cat5 and Cat6 cables
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