Cable certifiers for installation and maintenance

IDEAL’s LanTEK II Cable Certifiers allow technicians to certify LAN cabling to TIA, ISO and IEC standards.

Sycamore, Ill., February 16, 2011—IDEAL LanTEK II cable certifiers offer an all-inclusive solution for installation, maintenance and certification of LAN cabling, with three models designed to meet copper certification requirements from 350 to 1000 MHz, and full fiber optic certification of multi-mode and single mode fiber optic cabling.

IDEAL LanTEK II certifiers deliver unprecedented speed. Complete Category 6/ISO Class E tests are performed in only 14 seconds, including the saving of full graphical data. Test results are displayed on an ultra-bright, high-resolution LCD that faciliates faster analysis and easier navigation of the graphical user interface.

Three LanTEK II models are available to allow users to certify all LAN cabling performance categories:
LanTEK II-350 certifies applications up to 350 MHz, which includes Category 5E and 6 (ISO Class D and E);
LanTEK II-500 with a frequency range of 500 MHz supports Category 6A and ISO Class EA; and
LanTEK II-1000 sweeps to a full 1 GHz for ISO Class FA and other mixed media applications such as CATV over twisted pair.

The hardware of the LanTEK II achieves many improvements over its predecessor, the original LanTEK I, such as the larger 4.3-inch WQVGA display with bright, energy-efficient white LED backlighting. In addition, a new lithium ion battery reduces weight and increases work time to 18 hours between charges.

To meet the expanding storage needs of technicians, the LanTEK II features a large internal memory with capacity for up to 1,700 Category 6 measurements with graphs. In addition, the certifier's standard USB interface supports USB keychain memory drives for quick offloading of saved tests. Push-to-talk (PTT) functionality with the included talk sets eliminates noise.

LanTEK II certifiers feature IDEAL's patented measurement system, which unlike any other certifier, allows both channel and permanent link measurements with a single universal test adapter. Users can simply replace the high quality patch cords with a new set of off-the-shelf cords rather than replace costly proprietary modules or hard-wired link adapters.

LanTEK II also offer the patented DualMODE measurement system that allows a copper link to be tested against two different performance standards with a single Autotest. This makes it easy to test a link to current standards as well as measure the performance margin against future standards with higher performance requirements—all while adding only 1 second to the Autotest time.

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