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Platinum Tools debuts VDV MapMaster at ISC West

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 31, 2011 – Platinum Tools, 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 during the 2011 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 6-8 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth 4044. Shipping as of Feb. 1, 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 identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time."

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 9.0 ounces, additional features of the VDV MapMaster include:

- Tests voice (six wire), data (eight wire), and video
- 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
- 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
- MSRP: $99.97

"Numerous accessories for the VDV MapMaster are also available," added Sachs. "Whether your jobs are commercial or residential, the versatility of the VDV MapMaster makes it an installer’s best friend."

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