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New Test-Tone-Trace Kit for Use in LAN, Data/Network, Coaxial, A/V, Security Applications

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 21, 2012 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for the Electrical and Data Communications markets, announced that its President and CEO Jim James will assume the additional duties of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.IDEAL Industries Networks US, the network testing division of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. (www.idealindustries.com), is giving installers and system technicians all the tools they need to accurately identify wiring errors within virtually any type of VDV application with its new Test-Tone-Trace Kit. Neatly packaged in a custom carrying case, this all-in-one tool kit performs the essential cable testing functions required in the Security, Data/Network, and A/V markets at a fraction of the price of buying testers and tools separately.

At the center of the kit is the IDEAL VDV Multimedia Tester. This versatile, handheld tester features an LCD screen to display Pass/Fail results and notification of wiring errors, which require repair. Its built-in Tone Generator has four distinct tones that can be used to trace coax, RJ-45 and RJ-11 cables, plus any de-energized copper cable including speaker wires, alarm cables, and electrical wires. An included Amplifier Probe detects tone signals generated from the VDV Multimedia Tester for cable identification and location. Other accessories are a built in F-Port (Coax), RJ-11 Port (Phone), RJ-45 Port (Data), and additional coax adapters to test BNC (Security) and RCA (A/V) coax cables.

Using the new kit a technician can:

  • Verify if new VDV installations are wired correctly
  • Troubleshoot existing VDV wiring installations
  • Locate hard to find cables
  • Test & Identify all common errors in modular plug/jack terminations that lead to slow/no connections: Shorts, Opens, Miswires, Split Pairs, and Reversals
  • Verify patch cables for proper wiring and continuity (RJ-45, RJ-11, F, BNC, RCA)
  • Identify shielded and 568A to 568B uplink cables
  • Identify a single cable within a bunch of cables
  • Tone & Trace entire cables, select pairs, or individual wires within a cable

The Test-Tone-Trace Kit (IDEAL part #33-866) and other testing devices will be on display at the ISC West Conference in IDEAL booth 24131. For additional information, visit www.idealindustries.com.


Headquartered in San Diego, CA, IDEAL INDUSTRIES NETWORKS is an innovative manufacturer of Hand Held Network Testers deployed in LAN Installation, LAN Management and WAN Access. Its mission is to deliver testing solutions that meet the key needs of the IT professional including accelerating the testing process, improving accuracy of overall results, and ultimately to save businesses time, money and manpower over other methods of testing. For more information about IDEAL Industries Networks products, visit www.idealindustries.com/products/datacomm

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries. Visit www.idealindustries.com for more information.

Editorial Contacts:

Lynn Roberts
IDEAL Networks, US

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.

©2012 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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