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December 11, 2012 - Helping to ensure compliance, VDV Distance Meter measures voice, data, video, doorbell, siamese, lamp-wire, and NM cables up to 1,500 ft. Unit has 6 pre-programmed nominal cable length constants for RG59, RG6, and RG11 coaxial as well as Cat3, Cat5e, and Cat6 twisted pair. User can adjust capacitance/ft constant based on cable being tested. In addition, tester identifies cable runs outside specification and determines if cable run is broken or damaged.

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Klein Tools, Inc.
450 Bond St.
Lincolnshire, IL, 60069

Klein Tools® Expands Its Cable Measurement Line With The VDV Distance Meter(TM)

A professional cable length meter at an entry-level price

(Lincolnshire, IL) -- Klein Tools ( for professionals since 1857, introduces the VDV Distance Meter for pair-conductor cables. This tool measures cable length, locates faults, in addition to simplifying inventory, estimates and billing jobs. With an entry-level price point, The VDV Distance Meter lets tradespeople test and measure cable with confidence and ease.

Klein Tools’ VDV Distance Meter (Cat. No. VDV501-089) measures voice, data, video, doorbell, siamese, lamp-wire and NM cables up to 1,500 feet. It has six pre-programmed nominal cable length constants for RG59, RG6 and RG11 coaxial as well as Cat3, Cat5e and Cat6 twisted pair. In addition, the VDV Distance Meter lets the user adjust the capacitance/foot constant based on the cable being tested. This tester also ensures compliance and identifies cable runs outside specification. The fault finder feature determines if a cable run is broken or damaged. Furthermore, the VDV Distance Meter saves time and increases efficiencies by measuring cable remaining in a box or on a reel as well as facilitating estimates and billing jobs correctly.

“Our customers want a dependable measuring tool at a cost-effective price,” states product manager, Chris Niklas. “The VDV Distance Meter is the only product that can measure cable length and determine faults at this price point while maintaining quality and reliability. It is a great addition to the Klein VDV Scout™ Pro which tests for cable continuity.”

For more information visit our website at or contact your local distributor.

VDV Distance Meter is a trademark and Klein Tools is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. Klein Tools are manufactured in nine plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit .
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