VDC Trading has announced early success for its recently introduced YouSpec facility, which is a web-based configurator that enables customers to design their own bespoke Van Damme cabling solutions.
YouSpec allows web visitors to design, specify, price up and order completely bespoke cable solutions at any time – from simple audio leads to complex stagebox to tails and multi-core loom configurations.
This functionality is accessible from both desktop computers and tablets. Niall Holden, VDC’s CEO said: “Customers can specify the Van Damme cable, the colour, the exact length, the connectors, the boots, the labelling and so on required and VDC will manufacture their design and ship it directly to them.
“Or, the customer can save the design for review later as they spec out their next job”.
While the customer has a high degree of flexibility across a range of parameters YouSpec will not allow dangerous designs to be developed. However, if customers get stuck for an idea, the Head Space section of the website will offers details of VDC’s technical expertise and capabilities and also the outline of some of the great solutions that have been built for other customers. At present designs can be built around audio solutions with video and data options available imminently. The application will be extended to cater for fibre, mains and hi-fi solutions in early 2014, further broadening its appeal.
VDC’s existing trade customers can also log in and access their own account details and terms, purchase order history in addition to reviewing saved technical designs and solutions.
Overall, the new VDC website offers industry professionals direct access to over 8,000 product lines. Each is supported by product photographs – not diagrams – to help customers choose exactly what they need, buy them quickly and securely, and click into the levels of service from VDC that they have always been used to.