Platinum Tools Ships VDV MapMaster 3.0 Cable Tester Platinum Tools is now shipping its next-generation VDV MapMaster 3.0 cable tester.By RS Staff Published: May 24, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 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.” 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.