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Softing Inc. WX4500-FA
WireXpert Copper Certifier Kit
RENT OR BUY
Fluke Networks DTX-COAX
DTX Coax Module
QUAD Fiber Loss Test Set (OLTS)
Viavi Solutions Inc. (formerly JDSU) NGC-4500-MPOMMF-KIT
MPO/MTP Add-on Kit
Softing Inc. WX-AD-EF-MM2
Encircled Flux Compliant Multimode Fiber
TREND NETWORKS FIBERTEK IV-MM
Softing Inc. WX-ADSM2
Singlemode Fiber Adapter Kit
Viavi Solutions Inc. (formerly JDSU) TBDC-100GE-AOCDAC
100GE AOC and DAC Cables Test Set
Viavi Solutions Inc. (formerly JDSU) OTS-55P
OTS-55 Smart Optical Talkset - 2 Units
Fluke Networks MFTK-SM1310
MultiFiber Pro 1310 nm Singlemode Kit
Fluke Networks MFTK-SM1550
MultiFiber Pro 1550 nm Singlemode Kit
Viavi Solutions Inc. (formerly JDSU) TB4000-SMMPO-OTDR
T-BERD 4000 platform SM MPO OTDR
Fluke Networks DTX-NSM
DTX Network Modules
Fluke Networks MFTK1200
MultiFiber Pro MPO Fiber Tester
Fluke Networks DSX-5000-ADD
Cat 5e, 6, 6A or Class F Copper Add on
Fluke Networks 1T-3000
OneTouch AT Network Assistant
Keysight (Formerly Agilent) N2597A-030
Multimode Fiber Adaptor for Wirescope 350
RENT OR LEASE
Keysight (Formerly Agilent) WIRESCOPE 350
Color Category 6 Cable Scanner
Keysight (Formerly Agilent) N2640A WireScope Pro
LAN Cable Tester
Keysight (Formerly Agilent) Wirescope Pro MM
Multimode Fiber Modules
High-speed Ethernet networks are the backbone of countless industries. Failure on one wire or only a few dropped packets can affect system-wide efficiencies. For this reason, Cat 5 and Cat 6 cabling that may be exposed to moisture, vibration, temperature variations, and flexing needs reliable certification.
Choose from certifier kits and cable analyzers that deliver rapid certification with autotest and high accuracy.
Cat 6 cables are the mainstream solution for Gigabit Ethernet (1,000BASE-T) that transmits frequencies of up to 250MHz. Cat 6 cables use a thicker wire with higher shielding. For comparison, 100-meter CAT 6 cables can transmit data at 1,000Mbps, whereas cables with less than 50 meters transmit up to 10Gbps. Cat 6 offers significantly higher network quality and speed over Cat 5 and Cat 5e.
Why Certify Cat 5/Cat 6 Cable Networks?
Cat 5/Cat 6 certification lets installers know the cables meet TIA/ISO standards and perform at maximum efficiency. Recertifying every few years ensures that the cabling still meets industry standards and can be future-proofed against network failure. Cat 6 cable testers can typically perform both channel and permanent link testing.
What Are the Benefits of a Cat 5 and Cat 6 Cable Tester?
Cat 5/Cat 6 testers check performance at high frequencies. You can verify multiple factors and find fault distance in cables with the right LAN network cable tester kit, as well as test network integrity by checking correct installation, data loss, and strength of connections. Some common tests include:
● Wiremap check: Helps to map a detailed report of the wire and determines if the fault is at the near or far end of the wire and the distance itself from the testing device to the fault.
● Channel test: Checks the integrity of the cord from the workstation to the hub/switch, including patch cords.
● Continuity check: Helps find out opens, shorts, and crossed connections. This is a simple test for which a certification tester is generally not required; a continuity tester is sufficient.
● Permanent link check: This helps verify the installation by measuring cord length, NEXT, FEXT, and return loss.