Cable certifier ushers in faster test times
A copper and fibre cable certifier that delivers faster test times has been unveiled by IDEAL Networks. The LanTEK IV technology enables engineers and technicians to conduct and save a Cat6A test within seven seconds, assisted by the intuitive user interface and easy to use high resolution touchscreen.
In addition, the tester’s enhanced functionality certifies links up to Cat8, including TCL and Resistance Unbalance and will sweep to 3000MHz providing room for future ratified ISO and TIA test standards.
LanTEK IV also provides the patent-pending VisiLINQ permanent link adapter, a new way to test that allows users to initiate testing and view the results without even needing to hold the certifier. This allows technicians to work smarter, saving time and increasing productivity.
The RJ45 tip on the VisiLINQ Permanent Link Modules are also field replaceable to reduce the cost of ownership.
“For years, some technicians have believed there is only one choice in this category, but LanTEK IV offers a better way, making the job faster, easier and more profitable,” says Tim Widdershoven, Marketing Director for IDEAL Networks. “This is not just a ‘re-badging’ exercise but an entirely new, future-proof approach to cable certification.”
For example, the cable certifier can connect to Wi-Fi and to the new IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud test management system to enable real time collaboration between Project Managers and Field Technicians.
This functionality enables project information and test setup to be pre-configured, saving time and eliminating potentially costly setup errors. IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud also makes it quicker and easier than ever to prepare and share reports for customers and warranties.
“With enhanced connectivity, LanTEK IV also makes ‘live support’ possible,” explains Widdershoven. “Colleagues, cable manufacturers and our Technical Support team can all connect to LanTEK IV remotely, helping to increase collaboration, minimise troubleshooting time and reduce call-backs.”
For companies that require three or more certifiers, IDEAL Networks offers a Test4Less option which enables them to acquire LanTEK IV via a ‘Pay As You Test’ scheme, helping to reduce upfront equipment costs and enhance cashflow.
To further minimise the cost of ownership, companies can also opt for the support of the Sapphire Care Plan which helps to reduce downtime, maintain accuracy and protect against unforeseen repair bills.
To maximise affordability, IDEAL Networks will also be offering the opportunity to trade-in an existing certifier to the new LanTEK IV, with a special trade-in offer that could save up to £3,000 per unit.
“We have been developing high quality cable certifiers for 26 years and have brought many firsts to the industry,” says Widdershoven. “We are proud to launch yet another unique innovation which sets new standards and will change the way we certify, now and in the future.”
LanTEK IV is available to purchase directly from IDEAL Networks online, or via a worldwide network of distributors.