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Cable Ferret, the multi-award winning New Zealand electronic design and manufacturing company was recently recognised as a leader and innovator to the largest collection of structured cabling professionals in the world by being honoured with the top award, a Platinum award, for their ground breaking inspection and cabling innovation tool – the Ferret WiFi. 

The 2019 Cabling Installation and Maintenance Platinum Innovators Award was presented to Andrew Wigney the President and Innovator of the Ferret and Therese McNaughten the VP of Marketing and Brand Strategy at the BISCI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) 2019 Fall Conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry.

The Ferret WiFi is the world’s first combination compact wireless inspection camera and cable pulling tool. With a built in WiFi hotspot and adjustable bright LEDs the Ferret WiFi has been purpose designed to provide faster close up visual inspections and faster cable pulling in dark confined and out of reach places for electricians, home inspectors, cabling and installation professionals, plumbers, builders, DIY and other trades.

“The team are thrilled as this is the second award we have been honoured with this year,” says McNaughten. “The other was the EC&M (Electrical Contractor and Maintenance) Product of the Year in Speciality tools.”

Cable Ferret have been on an extended US roadshow promotion for five weeks to promote and support the Ferret brand. During this time the Cable Ferret team have exhibited at NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) – the largest tradeshow in the US of electrical contractors and construction which was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas Nevada from the 14-17 September. NECA is a trade association in the United States that represents the $130 billion/year electrical contracting industry. 

This was followed by the Inspection Super Conference hosted by the Inspector Services Group that attracts hundreds of Home Inspectors from all over North America held at the Palms Casino Resort from the 24-28 September. 

“Cable Ferret are extremely honoured to be recognized as leaders in innovation and to receive this sort of recognition from industry professionals globally is a credit to all our global team and our Distribution Partners,” says McNaughten. “We currently distribute the Ferret globally in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada, Japan, South Africa and the UK.  We are continuing to expand the market reach and as a team we are committed to leading the way in developing new innovative products for the industry in the future.”

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Glenn Baker

Glenn is a professional writer/editor with 50-plus years’ experience across radio, television and magazine publishing.


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