LINCOLNSHIRE, USA: Klein Tools Inc. recently announced an extension to their Voice-Data-Video (VDV) product line with the introduction of several new testers and tools dedicated to the VDV professional. Designed to Klein's highest quality professional standards, these new VDV Testers and Tools were developed for use in preparing, connecting, and testing twisted-pair and coaxial cables.
This event marks the continuing wave of specialty products being introduced under Klein's new "Prep/Connect/Test" VDV theme, in support of electricians' expanding jobsite needs that often call for CATV, home theatre, satellite, network, phone, and security system applications and installations.
The recent launch adds a variety of testers, a Coax Radial Stripper (Cat. No. VDV110-061), a Lateral Multi-Connector Compression Crimper (Cat. No. VDV211-063) and three different Installer Starter Kits to the growing product line. The three kits include the tools needed to prepare and connect F-Connectors (Cat. No. VDV012-811); to prepare, connect and test modular cables (Cat. No. VDV026-812); or to prepare and connect 66-type and 110-type punchdown terminal blocks (Cat. No. VDV027-813). All three kits include a FREE customized multi-pocket pouch to hold the particular mix of products.
"As an increasing number of electricians are installing home theater, security and data systems, Klein Tools recognized the need for quality tools to get jobs done quickly and efficiently," said product manager Chris Niklas.
Two new testers added to the VDV line are the TONEcube-Tone Generator (VDV500-051) and the PROBEplus-Tone Tracing Probe (Cat. No. VDV500-060) — both for tracing wire paths and identifying cables in common wiring systems. There is also a kit with a nylon pouch to hold both of these products (Cat. No. VDV500-808).
Klein also released a compact, pocket-sized Coax Explorer Tester (Cat. No. VDV512-057) that tests and verifies coaxial cable continuity, as well as the new TraceAll Tone & Probe (VDV526-054) to trace wire paths and identify cables in common wiring systems. The TraceAll, with self-storing remote and alligator clip adapter, includes an RJ11 adapter to convert Tone Generator to an alligator-clip configuration.