CABLE TRANSMISSION TESTER - SignalTEK CT

  • Advanced wiremapping with TDR fault location
  • Gigabit performance test to the IEEE802.3ab Ethernet standard
  • Automatic generation of PDF reports
  • Report upload to USB memory stick without a PC

RRP ex VAT £1,250

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Overview

If you install or maintain data cabling, SignalTEK CT allows you to generate PDF test reports that prove installed links run at Gigabit Ethernet transmission rates.

For installers, this means having a cost-effective way to demonstrate that the copper cabling was installed correctly and is capable of supporting Ethernet applications. By proving real world performance, SignalTEK CT confirms a professional job - reducing the risk of call backs. SignalTEK CT also gives network owners the assurance that installed cabling will support bandwidth hungry services like VoIP, IP CCTV and video streaming following moves, adds and changes.

Overview

Features

signalTEK CT features

Fast & Flexible

  • Fast Autotest provides proof of network performance in seconds
  • USB port enables rapid transfer of test results to memory stick
  • Support for shielded and unshielded twisted pair cable including Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6A and Cat 7 (TIA 568A and 568B wiring schemes)
  • Stores up to 5000 tests to accommodate even the largest jobs
  • Ability to identify and trace cables with a compatible amplifier probe (62-164)
Features

Intuitive

  • Automatic generation of PDF format test reports makes documentation effortless
  • User-friendly menu structure for trouble-free operation and minimal training
  • Simple cable naming and job creation enhances on-site productivity
Features

Dependable

Tests against IEEE802.3ab to assure cable performance against a recognised international standardField replaceable RJ45 contacts eliminate downtime from worn or damaged connectorsRugged design provides protection against knocks in the fieldNo requirement for annual calibration reducing cost of ownership

Features

Test Reporting

SignalTEK CT automatically generates test reports in PDF format. Reports can be uploaded to a removable USB memory stick for later PC import.

The summary page of each report can be customised to include logo, company and operator details.

The summary provides an overview for each link tested including date and time of test, the overall result of the wiremap and data tests, the Ethernet rates that the cable can support, and the individual and total cable lengths.

Detailed information relating to each tested link is reported on subsequent pages. This includes a graphical image of the wiremap, pass/fail information, length per pair, frame errors and data rate.

Features

Applications

Testing of twisted pair data cables to demonstrate that the copper cabling was installed correctly and is capable of supporting Ethernet applications to the IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet Standard

Models

SignalTEK CT

SignalTEK CT

Kit-Components

1 x SignalTEK CT display unit, 1 x SignalTEK CT remote unit, 2 x Power module (rechargeable), 2 x Power supply with EU/UK/US adaptors, 2 x Patch cables - 30cm, Cat 5e STP 1 x Quick reference guide (English), 1 x User manual on CD, 1 x Carrying case.

Product Number

R156002

RRP ex VAT £1,250

Accessories

150050

1 x Active remote set No. 2 – 12

RRP ex VAT £235

150054

1 x Active remote No. 1

RRP ex VAT £25

150055

2 x Patchkabel - 30cm, Kat. 5e, STP

RRP ex VAT £5.50

150058

RJ-45 replacement kit - Pack of 10 replacement inserts with extraction tool. We recommend that RJ-45 inserts are replaced after 1000 insertions to ensure reliability

RRP ex VAT £63.00

150059

1 x Active remote set No. 2 to No. 6

RRP ex VAT £117

151051

1 x Power supply with EU/UK/US adaptor

RRP ex VAT £14.75

151052

1 x alkaline battery module

RRP ex VAT £35.00

151053

1 x NiMH battery

RRP ex VAT £49

156050

Carry case for SignalTEK CT

RRP ex VAT £24.96

62-164

Description

1 x IDEAL amplifier probe

RRP ex VAT £48.00

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FAQ

Q: If the SignalTEK CT is now a transmission tester, does that mean that the SignalTEK II is a qualifier?

A: The SignalTEK II and SignalTEK II FO are also transmission testers - both with active capabilities. We have been referring to them as qualifiers in the past, but a review of functionalities of our products and those of our competitors have shown that our SignalTEK II is superior to the testers that our competitors call qualifiers.

Q: What is the difference between a "qualifier" and a "transmission tester"

A: "Qualifier" or "qualification testers" try to determine if Ethernet might work on cabling by running an un-calibrated measurement of physical parameters like signal-to-noise-ratio and delay. The problem with those tests is that they a) have no traceable accuracy to international standards and therefore have only a very limited reliability and b) are often only done single sided. The testers give a more or less reliable indication that Ethernet might work, but are not able to prove that. Additionally these testers are only able to perform this limited test on the structured cabling itself, but not through an Ethernet network.

Q: What is a transmission tester

A: "Transmission testers" transmit Ethernet packages according to IEEE 802.3 on a link. By running 100Mbit/s or 1000Mbit/s Ethernet at 100% load on that link from both sides of the link, these testers give users a clear reading if the link really can support the desired Ethernet speed. IEEE802.3 specifies a maximum bit error rate for every Ethernet speed. By running Ethernet packets bidirectional over a link, transmission testers are able to clearly determine if the link performs to the maximum bit error rate by simply counting the transmitted and lost bits or packets. Depending on the transmission tester, these tests can be done on the structured cabling, but also on a live Ethernet network.

Q: Which tester should I use if I require transmission tests on a live LAN ie including active Ethernet devices?

A: SignalTEK II for copper and SignalTEK FO for fibre optic.

Q: Which tester should I use if I require transmission tests on structured copper cable only ie no active Ethernet devices.

A: SignalTEK CT.

Q: Which tester should I use if I require transmission test through a WAN?

A: UniPRO MGig1/SEL1.

Q: What software does SignalTEK CT require to generate PDF’s?

A: No software required. PDF’s are generated directly on the tester.

Q: Is there any technical support available?

A: Yes, we include comprehensive manuals with every SignalTEK CT and if you need further assistance we have the following technical hot lines: France: +33(0)1 69 35 54 71 Germany: +49(0)89 99 686 200 UK: +44(0)1925 44 44 46

Q: Can VDV II PRO detect Gigabit speeds?

A: Yes, 1 Gb/s.

Q: Is there any technical support available?

A: Yes, we include comprehensive manuals with every VDV II and if you need further assistance we have the following technical hot lines: France: +33(0)169355471, Germany: +49(0)8999686200, UK: +44(0)1925444446

Q: Amplifier Probe

A: Product code 62-164