The invention provides a system of components, methods for assembly, and a hand tool, for adding a HDMI (i.e. All HDMI Types: A, B, C, D, and E), DiiVA, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, DVI, and USB (i.e. all USB Types, A, B, mini-A, mini-B, micro-A, and micro-B) connector to standard and modified ribbon cables for field termination or factory installation. Features of the connector system including the locking top shell, bottom shell, single shell, wire holders and the connector core all make possible and efficient the addition of a solderless male connector. The invention also provides a locking plug which can mate with female connectors with great retaining force. Features of the modified ribbon type cable facilitate threading of the wire holders significantly improving the time it takes to assemble a male connector on the cable. The hand tool disclosed is designed to accomplish all steps of assembly for field termination.