JackRapid Termination Tool Supports PANDUIT® NETKEY® Jacks, Adding New Versatility to the World’s Fastest Punchdown Tool
June 15, 2009
JackRapid expands support for most popular jack styles, helps installers complete punchdowns 8 times faster and at lower cost
EVERETT, Washington — Fluke Networks today announced new interchangeable blade heads for the JackRapid™ termination tool that support PANDUIT® NETKEY® Category 5e and Category 6 Punchdown Jack Modules (NKP5E88M and NK688M). JackRapid now supports the vast majority of jack styles commonly used by cable installers.
The JackRapid™ termination tool lets technicians install jacks up to 8 times faster than with traditional punchdown tools. Users can terminate and trim all eight wires in a jack at once with one easy squeeze, reducing the time spent on the job and saving labor costs. The JackRapid handle includes a built-in wire jacket stripper, plus an ergonomic design that requires less effort when performing the punchdown process, reducing hand fatigue and allowing more jacks to be punched down faster. With JackRapid's jacket stripper and the ability to precisely trim all 8 wires without separate snips, installers need fewer tools at the job site. JackRapid also improves the overall quality level of the job while reducing time to completion.
In an installation of 1000 jacks, a standard single-wire punchdown tool may require 29 labor hours at an average project cost of approximately $1,445 USD. The same installation job utilizing JackRapid requires 10 hours at an average project cost of approximately $500 USD. Compared to the traditional single-wire punchdown tools, JackRapid can cut installation time and cost by 2/3.
JackRapid’s patented design features an interchangeable termination head that holds the jack in place. Different style heads accommodate jack styles from most popular manufacturers. The termination head uses a wall-friendly design to that makes close-to-wall installations far easier than with other types of tools.
JackRapid increases accuracy and reliability. Fewer reworks are needed, which increases client confidence and further time savings for the installer. JackRapid is also safer, reducing the risk that technicians will punch into the palms of their hands or through drywall when terminating jacks.
Product Availability The JackRapid™ Termination Tool with punchdown capability for the PANDUIT® NETKEY® NKP5E88M and NK688M is available for immediate delivery through Fluke Networks’ sales channels worldwide. Interchangeable blade heads and replacement ergonomic handles are also available separately. For a full list of blade heads and jack compatibility visit http://www.flukenetworks.com/JackRapid.
About Fluke Networks Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for the testing, monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks and the installation and certification of the fiber and copper forming the foundation for those networks. The company's comprehensive line of solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks’ Web site at www.flukenetworks.com or by calling (800) 283-5853.
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