Platinum Tools Brings ezEX-RJ45 Termination System to CEDIA 2017 Platinum Tools will feature its next generation termination system during CEDIA Expo 2017, held in San Diego from September 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center (Booth 4452).By RS Staff Published: July 26, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Platinum Tools will feature its next generation termination system during CEDIA Expo 2017, held in San Diego from September 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center (Booth 4452). The winner of Residential Systems “Best of Show” CEDIA 2016 award, the 2017 BICSI Winter Conference Winner for Connectors and Connectorization, and the Sound & Video Contractor “2017 Best of Show” at NAB 2017, the ezEX-RJ45 Termination System with the new EXO CrimpFrame is now shipping. The EXO Crimp Frame is a RJ45 crimp tool that can terminate multiple sizes of cables and conductors. The crimp frame highlights two interchangeable dies that work with EZ-RJ45 and ezEX-RJ45 connectors. The tool design allows for future upgrades by purchasing a new die. The new ezEX-RJ45 feed-through connectors with staggered channels matched with the new EXO Crimp Frame and EXO-EX Die are specifically designed to crimp and flush-trim the protruding conductors in a single operation. This patented termination system couples two concurrently developed and matched solutions for terminating larger cables. “In today’s networks, twisted pair cables are demanding more speed and bandwidth,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools product manager. “To help meet these requirements, Cat5e/6/6A cables have increased in size. Both the outer diameter of the cable and the insulation diameter of the conductors are larger and vary by manufacturer, making cable and connector compatibility a challenge. Platinum Tools new patented ezEX-RJ45 Termination System is the solution…providing greater cable to connector compatibility to meet higher performance demands. “The EZ-RJ45 Die gives you the ability to terminate EZ-RJ45 connectors, and the EXO-EX Die terminates the new and improved ezEX-RJ45 connectors. The ezEX-RJ45 connectors are designed for larger cables and conductors with a Hi-Lo stagger of conductors, one piece/pass through, and no bars or liners resulting in high performance termination.” The included EXO Crimp Frame features tool-less replacement of dies to minimize down times due to damaged or worn dies. Interchangeable and ambidextrous dies are included for left and right-handed operation. The connector tab locks into the die port for one-handed operation and ensures that the connector is locked in place for proper crimping. Push button gun-style lock allows for storage, and the precisely aligned contact drivers provide reliable and repeatable crimping. “Current modular connectors for larger diameter cables require multiple pieces that can get lost, are difficult to prep, and are very difficult to verify wiring sequence which leads to improper terminations and scrap,” Phillips added. “The ezEX-RJ45 connector and EXO Crimp Frame and EXO-EX Die system minimize the cost of operation for the installer by eliminating mistakes in crimping and downtime.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.