Test equipment: New Cable Prowler PRO Test Kit featured at 2014 CEDIA Expo
Test products: Platinum Tools’ Cable Prowler tests and reports in full color, combining the functionality of a high-end cable and length measurement tester with the capability to identify link status, link capability, and PoE detection with internal memory to save results.
Utility testing: Platinum Tools, a provider of solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, will launch the Cable Prowler™ Pro Test Kit during CEDIA Expo 2014, held in Denver from Sept. 11-13 at the Colorado Convention Center. Made in the USA, the Cable Prowler Pro Test Kit, (p/n TCB360K1) is now shipping.
“We analyzed what a field technician would need to carry for the variety of jobs that he has to do and came up with a kit that include accessories to augment and optimize the value of the highly acclaimed Cable Prowler™ Color Display Tester,” explained George Jang, Platinum Tools product manager. “Kitted together with different adapters in a hard-shell carrying case, the Cable Prowler™ Pro Test Kit offers the professional installer a complete and versatile solution at a significantly reduced price than if each component was purchased separately.”
The Cable Prowler Pro Test Kit (TCB360K1) includes:
• Cable Prowler™ Tester with color LCD display
• #1-8 Network/Tel Test and ID Remotes
• #1-8 Push on Coax Remotes
• #1-12 RJ45 Data Smart Remote set
• Micro USB cable
• No-Fault cable - Qty 2
• RJ45 Port Saver
• RJ45 to Alligator 12 inch
• F Female to F Female adapters, F81 (2)
• BNC Female to F Female adapter
• BNC Female to F Male adapter
• Durable plastic case
• Quick Start Guide
“Ideal for the custom install and integrator market, the Cable Prowler provides full cable testing, displaying wire map, numbered ID remotes, and determining any faults, including shorts, opens, miswires, split pairs, and reverses,” explained Jang. “It also enables quick identification of a network drops link capability and current link status. All in full color and with internal memory to save results, as well as the ability to export to a computer via micro USB cable for record keeping and printing. All test results can be exported in a spreadsheet or a graphic format.”
The full-featured Cable Prowler measures cable length (using TDR technology) and generates tone levels for signal tracing and cable identification on all pairs, a selected pair, or a selected pin. “All of this displayed in a bright color graphical display for easy viewing in any environment,” added Jang. “Cable Prowler also has the ability to name each cable.”
For security and powered networking applications, the Cable Prowler detects the presence of PoE on the network drop and what class of PoE per IEEE 802.3 af/at with load test for voltage drop. As with the other tests, these results can also be saved and exported for record keeping.
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based on 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.