Platinum Tools is now shipping its next-generation VDV MapMaster 3.0 cable tester.
“Based on the tremendous success of the award-winning VDV MapMaster 2.0, our 3.0 brings continuity testing, mapping, tone generator, and length measurement to the next level in one easy-to-use unit,” said Jason Chesla, marketing manager, Platinum Tools. “Whether your jobs are commercial or residential, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 3.0 makes it a best value cable verifier for the professional installer.”
Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster 3.0 tests Cat-7, Cat-6A, Cat-6, Cat-5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, and Cat-3 shielded and unshielded cables, voice and coax. The MapMaster 3.0 is capable of identifying and mapping 20 locations at one time. The large backlit display, glow-in-the-dark keypad, a built-in flashlight, and audible beep verification also help professionals to work in the dark.
“The VDV MapMaster 3.0 raises the bar for value-featured testers in this price range,” Chesla said. “Installers are asking for more than just a cable test and measurement tool. We’ve also added port blinking to allow port identification on switches that cables are connected to. Single-ended testing for shorts drastically reduces troubleshooting with the MapMaster 3.0. It is the ideal instrument for installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance on telco, network, or coax cable in any situation.”