Allen Tel Makes E-Z Work of Terminating Voice and Data Jacks

Allen Tel E-Z Tool and E-Z Jacks

E-Z Tool Ease

Terminating dozens of voice and data jacks requires skill and time – and troubleshooting after the job is done can add to the cost, as well as put potential MAC (move-add-change) work at risk.

But now Allen Tel has created a notable new tool that increases the speed and efficiency of voice and data jack installation – E-Z Tool. Perfect for any size project, E-Z Tool is the only tool an installer needs for Cat 3, Cat 5e, Cat 6 and Cat 6A jacks, flush or angled. Just one simple squeeze of the E-Z Tool handle simultaneously seats, terminates and cuts all pairs. As a result, installers can save up 66% of installation time and labor. In addition, E-Z Tool’s special compact handle lock makes it convenient to store in a tool belt or tool box. And its replaceable terminating module design provides longer tool life (a spare module is included). Best of all, E-Z Tool costs significantly less than comparable tools from other manufacturers.

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E-Z Jack Facts

For maximum efficiency, E-Z Tool has been designed to work exclusively with economical E-Z Jacks. Cat 3, Cat 5e, Cat 6 and Cat 6A jacks all fit quickly and easily into the same E-Z Tool terminating module. The time and money savings will add up fast as installers use one terminating module to install a combination of jack types – without sacrificing network reliability and performance – compared to using a standard single punch-down tool.

Available in a full range of 10 colors, E-Z Jacks also are compatible with standard 110 termination single-punch tools and ATP’s Palm Tool, as well as Allen Tel’s modular patch panels, faceplates and surface-mount boxes. Contractors can rest assured that E-Z Jacks are manufactured and tested to be interoperable with all the industry-leading network cable manufacturers that Graybar supports.

Of course, over the years, many Allen Tel customers have standardized on Allen Tel’s popular legacy jacks, and those installations require consistency for MAC work. Allen Tel and Graybar continue to support all of those legacy solutions. E-Z Jacks offer customers an additional sales solution – with the same exceptional quality and value.

For more information, contact your Graybar representative or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

More E-Z Acclaim

LeMay of Telecom Design Services isn’t the only Allen Tel customer singing the praises of the E-Z family of products. Aaron Woldman, president of Vision Net Ltd. in Cleveland, Ohio, a 12-year-old internet service provider and networking consulting company, also is sold on Allen Tel’s E-Z Tool and E-Z Jacks.

The company, which has been installing Allen Tel products for 10 years, recently completed a cabling project for a 60-room assisted living facility, using E-Z Tools, 200 E-Z Jacks and 14,000 feet of BerkTek cable. Woldman said thanks to E-Z Tool and E-Z Jacks, termination time was cut by one- to two-thirds.

“My guys couldn’t tone the lines fast enough to keep up with me at the patch panels!” Woldman said. “I’m very happy with the Allen Tel product.”


E-Z Tool Features

  • Exceeds TIA/EIA 568-B.2-1 standards
  • 110 termination, compatible with standard single-punch tools and ATP’s Palm Tool
  • Compatible with Allen Tel modular patch panels, faceplates and surface mount boxes
  • Color coded for T568A and T568B wiring schemes
  • RoHS compliant
  • Also available as angled jacks for Cat 3, Cat 5e and Cat 6