Platinum Tools® Launches Smart Remote Kit for VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 Tester at 2013 CEDIA Expo

Now Shipping and Combined with the VDV MapMaster 2.0, the New T139 Maximizes and Saves Installers' and Technicians' Time by Eliminating the Need to Walk Back and Forth to Test Sites by Both Testing & Map/ID'ing up to Eight Drops/Locations Simultaneously

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 - Platinum Tools(R) (, the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new Smart Remote Kit for the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 voice, data, and video tester. Platinum Tools will feature the T139 during the 2013 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 529. With a MSRP of $151.62, the T139 Smart Remote Kit is now shipping.

"Platinum Tools designed the T139 Smart Remote Kit in order to help maximize and save installers' and technicians' time by eliminating the need to walk back and forth to test sites," explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. "Combine this kit with a T129 VDV MapMaster 2.0 to both 'Test' & 'Map/ID' up to eight drops/locations simultaneously. Smart Remotes are a 'smarter' way to go."

T139 Smart Remote Kit specifications and applications include:
• Test & Map/ID voice/data simultaneously
• Cat6, Cat5e, Cat5, Cat4 and Cat3 cables
• Shielded and unshielded cables
• Remotes 2-8 work on UTP/STP cables (Remote #1 Included with VDV MapMaster 2.0)
• Snap-lock clear case protects and alerts you if a remote is missing

The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit. Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time. Whether the job is commercial or residential, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 2.0 makes it an installer's best friend.

"The CEPro Best of 2012 award-winning VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 has become popular with technicians in a very short period of time, and now we're able to provide them with additional accessories when out on a call," added Phillips. "The T139 Smart Remote Kit is just another example of how Platinum Tools designs our products with our customers' time and efficiency in mind."

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About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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