The ‘Trifecta’ Tester
|The tester can handle all types of wiring. Photo Courtesy of Platinum Tools|
Platinum Tools of Camarillo, Calif., has what it calls a VDV MapMaster voice, data and video tester. “The VDV MapMaster combines continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,” explains Lee Sachs, president and general manager. “It is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time.”
The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables. Video and data cables can be connected to their respective remotes at the same time to improve testing efficiency. Patch cables may be tested without removing the master remote from storage. “Numerous accessories for the VDV MapMaster are also available,” adds Sachs.