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Platinum Tools Joins the SDVoE Alliance

The SDVoE Alliance Welcomes Platinum Tool as as an Adopting Member 

 

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., August 3, 2023 – Platinum Tools®, a leading brand of preparation, installation, hand termination, and testing solutions from NSI Building Technologies, is proud to announce it has joined the SDVoE Alliance. The SDVoE (Software Defined Video over Ethernet) Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments.

“We are pleased to welcome Platinum Tools to our growing network of members,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “Platinum Tools has built a reputation for developing and delivering high-quality solutions that simplify the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable. We look forward to collaborating with Platinum Tools as they continue to simplify the installation of 10 gigabit Ethernet infrastructure.”

Since 1997, Platinum Tools has developed, manufactured and sourced the highest-quality tools to prepare, install, terminate and test wire and cable. Platinum Tools simplifies connections with a broad offering of connectors, low-voltage tools, testers, wiring and cable management. Platinum Tools provides a wide range of solutions, including connectors, crimpers, testers, structured wiring, cable management, fiber optic and many other products to enhance connections.

“We’re excited to be part of the SDVoE community,” said Cameron Smith, vice president of NSI’s Platinum Tools brand. “Platinum Tools has innovated twisted pair connections for over 20 years and forward-thinking partnerships are part of our DNA. Every Platinum product, whether connector, tool, or tester, needs to address today’s and tomorrow’s technology needs.”

In recent years, industry demands for remote data collection and real-time content management have dramatically increased AV-over-IP applications. AV-over-IP technology supports high- quality audio/video transmission over long distances without latency, making it ideal for content streaming applications. All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology, which provides an end-to-end hardware and software platform for AV extension, switching, processing, and control through advanced chipset technology, common control APIs, and interoperability. SDVoE network architectures are based on off-the-shelf Ethernet switches, thus offering substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and scalability over traditional approaches, such as point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.

For additional information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

For more information on the SDVoE Alliance, please visit www.sdvoe.org . Keep up with the latest news from the SDVoE Alliance on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

About the SDVoE Alliance

SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance operates the free SDVoE Academy training platform, participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies, and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers, consultants, and end users. SDVoE Alliance founding members bring different perspectives to the SDVoE initiative spanning the entire ecosystem with expertise in chipsets (Semtech, Aquantia), switches and storage (NETGEAR), and AV end points (Christie Digital, Sony and ZeeVee). For more information, visit sdvoe.org. Connect with SDVoE on Twitter @SDVoE, LinkedIn, and the SDVoE blog.

About NSI Building Technology

NSI’s Building Technology Division is headquartered in North Wales, PA and is an industry leading supplier of time-saving and innovative products serving broadband, data communications, and AV/security professionals. Focused on the electrical, building technology, and HVAC markets, NSI connects distributors to products, services, and technologies by providing a fresh perspective and caring approach that drives smart solutions. The driving force behind a stable of market-leading brands and a large breadth of products, the company’s primary job for more than 45 years has been to fulfill the needs of distributors and their customers. By staying grounded in the principles of service and value, NSI continues to deliver high-quality, industry-advancing, and comprehensive product solutions that enable growth.

NSI has many well-respected brands, including Bridgeport® Conduit Fittings; Remke® Cable Connectors, Polaris® Power Connectors, TORK® Timers and Controls, Metallics™ Fasteners, WarriorWrap® Professional Tape, Lynn™ Cable Assemblies and Solutions, Platinum Tools® Connectors and Testers; Duro Dyne® Air Distribution and Duct Fabrication; SUPCO® HVAC and Appliance Repair; and TradeFox™ Tools and Solutions. For additional information about NSI Industries and our family of brands, visit www.nsiindustries.com.

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