Platinum Tools Debuts Next-Gen Termination System at CEDIA 2016 Platinum Tools will debut its next generation termination system during CEDIA 2016. By RS Staff Published: September 7, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Platinum Tools will debut its next generation termination system during CEDIA 2016, held in Dallas from Sept. 15-17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, booth # 2123. The EZEX-RJ45 Termination System with the new EXO professional heavy duty frame and die crimper is shipping this fall with an MSRP of $90.00. “The EZEX-RJ45 Termination System is the next generation of EZ-RJ45 feed- through connectors designed for larger twisted-pair cables,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “It features new EZEX-RJ45 feed-through connectors with staggered channels matched with the new EXO professional heavy duty frame and die crimper specifically designed to crimp and flush-trim the protruding conductors in a single operation. This patented new termination system couples two concurrently developed and matched solutions for terminating larger cables.” The EZEX-RJ45 system provides a modular solution to make the termination of larger diameter twisted-pair cables easy and error-free. The connectors have staggered feed through channels that allow for larger diameter conductors (up to 0.048 in.) that are not compatible with standard modular plugs. “The EZEX-RJ45 Termination System is the evolution of the industry standard EZ-RJ45 connector system,” Phillips continued. “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. The EZEX-RJ45 connector and EXO frame and EX die set system minimizes the cost of operation for the installer by eliminating mistakes in crimping and downtime.” The included EXO Crimp Frame and EXOEX Die Set features tool-less replacement of dies to minimize down times due to damaged or worn dies. Interchangeable and ambidextrous die sets for left and right-handed operation clean and precise flush-cut connectors. The connector tab locks into the die port for one-handed operation and ensures that the connector is locked in place for proper crimping.