Platinum Tools Adds New Testers to Assist Integration Professionals
Platinum Tools launched its
new VDV MapMaster 2.0
voice, data, and video tester to
the CEDIA market during the
2012 CEDIA EXPO, held last month in Indianapolis.
Now shipping with an MSRP of $129.95, the new
version of the company’s tester features cable length
measurement to assist integrators on even the most
extensive jobs. Doug Hopkins, Platinum Tools inside
sales/technical support manager took a moment
recently to explain the benefits of having a digital
voice, data, and video tester in your tool kit and how
else his company can assist integrators.
|Doug Hopkins, Platinum Tools inside sales/technical support manager
For integrators that believe testers are
unnecessary, how does Platinum Tools explain
its ROI on buying such a device?
In today’s digital age, we understand that utilizing cable testers is a vital
part of the job. It’s why we felt strongly about including them in our family
of products. An integrator without a tester is ignoring a technology that will
aid them in many more ways than just one. We designed our testers with
the integrator in mind and priced them likewise, so they don’t have to break
the bank just to have the right tools for the job. The return on investment
will be apparent on even the first job while giving them peace of mind that
they’ve wired everything properly. Eliminating callbacks because they did
the job right the first time, as well as eliminating redundant tools in their
belt and in their trucks, will save time and money on every call.
Explain the concept behind
your remote sets and why
they can be beneficial to an
Our ID remote sets allow an
integrator to map multiple
locations without all of the back
and forth. Just plug the remotes in
to the locations you want to map,
up to 19 at a time. Then, head back to equipment room and plug in a
patch cable from your VDV to the switch and press “ID.” Now you’ve
begun the process. Just continue down the row and label as you go. Data
ID remote sets (T121) and Coax ID remote sets (T120) are available.
How long does it typically take for an experienced integrator to
get up to speed with your products?
|Platinum Tools’ VDV MapMaster 2.0 cable tester
The training required to use our testers is quite minimal. We include
instruction manuals with each as well as including intuitive product videos
on our website (www.platinumtools.com). As always, we are available to
assist customers who have questions or need assistance using any of our
products. Give us a call or visit us on the web.
Obviously Platinum Tools offers more than just
testers. What are the latest developments in
your company’s crimper and connector lines?
We strive to offer our customers the latest and greatest
tech and tools. From our flagship EZ-RJ45 connector
system offering a thru-hole design, and enhanced
standard Cat-5e and Cat-6 connectors, to great hand
tools and testers and beyond, Platinum Tools has you
Can you give us a sneak peek at what’s to
come, product wise, in 2013?
We are developing a number of great products for
industry professionals. Our 10-gig connector for Cat-
6a cable is one that we’re really excited about. With
the increase in data transfer rates around the globe, we want to supply our
customer with the right products to keep up with today’s technologies.
Another product is our Smart Remotes for our VDV MapMaster 2.0
cable tester. These small remotes combine the ability to test and map
cables up to eight locations at once.