Network testing: Cable certifier streamlines troubleshooting

Network testing: IDEAL Networks, a global innovator in network testing, installation and management products, announced the next evolution of its LanTEK cable certifier that makes it easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever to build cabling networks that meet existing TIA and ISO/IEC performance requirements up to Cat7A.

Endorsed by cabling vendors around the world, the IDEAL LanTEK III cable certifier features unmatched troubleshooting capabilities and holds the key to reducing time spent pinpointing problems such as hidden connections, splices and faults. Incorporating Time Domain Return Loss (TDRL) and Time Domain Near End Crosstalk (TDX), the LanTEK III allows field technicians to locate issues in seconds rather than hours, accelerating the entire certification process. TDRL and TDX convert confusing frequency graphs into easy-to-read plots that clearly show the exact distance to the fault, allowing for quick repair of the link.

"Cabling installers looking to gain a competitive advantage will find it in the LanTEK III certifier," said Dan Payerle, Business Unit Manager, IDEAL Networks. "The adoption of new TDRL and TDX technology enables it to deliver a higher level of reliability and operational simplicity. It does the heavy lifting of extensive cabling testing so that the installer can move onto the next job faster."

The LanTEK III's advanced troubleshooting is complimented by IDEAL DataCENTER result management software that helps ensure every job is performed correctly. DataCENTER tracks progress with fast downloading, managing, analysis, editing and printing of professional reports in PDF format. Once completed, test results can be sent via a mobile device using the free IDEAL AnyWARE app, enabling field technicians to share test data with co-workers without leaving the jobsite or transporting testers. The end-result is greater collaboration, more on-time job completions and reduced costs.

IDEAL means innovation. Case in point: the LanTEK III is available with optional Cat6A Permanent Link (PL) adapters to reduce downtime and lower maintenance costs with field replaceable RJ45 contacts. The new adapters also use durable, ultra-flexible cable so the plug will fit into smaller enclosures without risking damage or shortening service life.

Existing customers can trade in CAT5 (or higher) cable certifiers for the new LanTEK III-500 or LanTEK III-1000 models. To mark the launch, IDEAL Networks is giving away a free iPad Mini 4 or Samsung Galaxy Tablet S8.4 with every purchase of LanTEK III until March 31, 2016. IDEAL Networks also offers a wide range of accessories to support its products.

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