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ISG Technology saves time and money on network troubleshooting

ISG Technology saves time and money on network troubleshooting

09/04/2019

ISG Technology, a network service business, has experienced benefits beyond cost effectiveness and time saving, when installing cables and network troubleshooting, with the IDEAL Networks handheld NaviTEK NT Pro.

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Industrial Ethernet network and cable testing made easy with the new NaviTEK IE

Industrial Ethernet network and cable testing made easy with the new NaviTEK IE

05/04/2019

Our new NaviTEK IE copper and fibre troubleshooter is a purpose built handheld network and cable tester especially for PROFINET Industrial Ethernet networks and standard Ethernet IP networks. 

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Frequently asked questions about our change in ownership

Frequently asked questions about our change in ownership

27/03/2019

IDEAL Networks began the new year by announcing the exciting news that the business is now under new ownership. This positive change is set to help IDEAL Networks thrive and accelerate growth, and with several new product launches set for 2019, the timing couldn’t be better.

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IDEAL Networks launches world’s first handheld Industrial Ethernet network and cable tester

IDEAL Networks launches world’s first handheld Industrial Ethernet network and cable tester

13/03/2019

IDEAL Networks has launched NaviTEK IE, the first purpose built handheld network tester, designed for commissioning, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of PROFINET Industrial Ethernet networks, plus standard Ethernet IP networks.

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LanTEK III Certifier Approved by Belden for  4K UHD Media Cable Testing

LanTEK III Certifier Approved by Belden for 4K UHD Media Cable Testing

07/02/2019

The latest IDEAL Networks LanTEK® III cable certifier has received a new, free software update which has been approved by Belden for testing 4K UHD media cabling.

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LanTEK III Certifier Approved by Belden

LanTEK III Certifier Approved by Belden

31/01/2019

The IDEAL Networks LanTEK III cable certifier has received a new, free software update, to help users certify copper and fibre cable easily. Notably, our latest software release, version 3.215, has been approved by Belden for testing its 2183 4K UHD Media Cabling.

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New ownership for IDEAL Networks to  “accelerate innovation and growth”

New ownership for IDEAL Networks to “accelerate innovation and growth”

07/01/2019

CBPE Capital (“CBPE”) has acquired a majority ownership position in IDEAL Networks, a market leading provider of portable handsets for data cable and network testing, validation and certification.  

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3 Benefits of the New LanTEK III Partner Finder Feature

3 Benefits of the New LanTEK III Partner Finder Feature

27/12/2018

IDEAL Networks has added a helpful Partner Finder feature for all new LanTEK® III data cable certifiers to support busy installers and simplify the cable installation and troubleshooting process. 

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Partner Finder Upgrade Simplifies Certification

Partner Finder Upgrade Simplifies Certification

11/12/2018

All new LanTEK® III data cable certifiers from IDEAL Networks will now feature a helpful Partner Finder feature to save time, reduce guesswork and simplify cable installation and troubleshooting.

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JPR Engineering maximises time and cost effectiveness of CCTV installation

JPR Engineering maximises time and cost effectiveness of CCTV installation

27/11/2018

JPR Engineering Services Ltd is saving time and improving cost effectiveness on CCTV installation jobs, thanks to the SecuriTEST IP® multi-function CCTV tester from IDEAL Networks.

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Act now to claim your free IDEAL Networks cable or network tester

Act now to claim your free IDEAL Networks cable or network tester

21/11/2018

There is still time to qualify for a free cable tester or network tester with the Networks Reward promotion from IDEAL Networks, running until January 2019 only.

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Quick Setup Mode for LanTEK III® is Easy as 1,2,3

Quick Setup Mode for LanTEK III® is Easy as 1,2,3

08/11/2018

A new Quick Setup mode has been introduced to the LanTEK III Cable Certifier from IDEAL Networks, to help make your job as a cable installer easier and more efficient.  

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New Quick Setup Cable Certifier from IDEAL Networks

New Quick Setup Cable Certifier from IDEAL Networks

23/10/2018

Designed to support busy cable installers, the new Quick Setup mode on the latest version of the IDEAL Networks LanTEK III enables almost all configuration and testing to be performed on just one straightforward screen.

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Save more than $3,400 on Cable Testing Equipment with IDEAL Networks Rewards

Save more than $3,400 on Cable Testing Equipment with IDEAL Networks Rewards

11/10/2018

Our Networks Reward end-of-year promotion is back, with some fantastic offers that could save you up to $3,418. 

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New touchscreen testers save time network testing and troubleshooting

New touchscreen testers save time network testing and troubleshooting

03/10/2018

IDEAL Networks has added touchscreens to several of its network and data cable testers to make troubleshooting and transmission testing quicker and easier than ever before.

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4 IDEAL Networks Touchscreen Testers to Save You Time

4 IDEAL Networks Touchscreen Testers to Save You Time

01/10/2018

We know that time is crucial for technicians testing and troubleshooting cable and network installations, so for faster and easier network troubleshooting, cable installation and transmission testing, we have introduced touchscreens to some of our popular IDEAL Networks testers.

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IDEAL Networks to showcase latest tester developments at GITEX 2018

IDEAL Networks to showcase latest tester developments at GITEX 2018

25/09/2018

IDEAL Networks will exhibit at GITEX from 14th – 18th October 2018 in Dubai to present recent enhancements to its wide range of network, data cable and IP CCTV testers.

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Need Help Testing Modular Plug Terminated Links?

Need Help Testing Modular Plug Terminated Links?

18/09/2018

IDEAL Networks explains answers common questions about the challenges of the testing and certification of Modular Plug Terminated Links.

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Why certify LAN cabling installation?

Why certify LAN cabling installation?

04/09/2018

LAN cable certifiers are the go-to method of testing twisted pair cabling. But why do installers need to certify cabling? And what is the difference between a certifier and other types of LAN testers? Dan Barrera, Global Product Manager from IDEAL Networks explains.

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New software update for testing MPTL with the LanTEK III Cable Certifier

New software update for testing MPTL with the LanTEK III Cable Certifier

09/08/2018

IDEAL Networks is helping installers certify Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL) thanks to a new software update for its LanTEK III cable certifier.

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4 reasons to certify cable with LanTEK™ III

4 reasons to certify cable with LanTEK™ III

25/07/2018

LAN cable certifiers are the most commonly used method for testing twisted pair cabling, here’s how the LanTEK III cable certifier from IDEAL Networks support cable installers

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IDEAL Networks issues new guidance on MPTL testing

IDEAL Networks issues new guidance on MPTL testing

25/07/2018

Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL) are increasingly used in networks, but as testing is still relatively new it can present a challenge. IDEAL Networks has published a new, free White Paper to educate installers on the testing and certification of MPTLs.

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6 reasons to test Wi-Fi and networks with the updated LanXPLORER™ Pro

6 reasons to test Wi-Fi and networks with the updated LanXPLORER™ Pro

23/07/2018

IDEAL Networks in-line network troubleshooter LanXPLORER Pro has recently been updated. Here’s 6 reasons why you should test Wi-Fi and troubleshoot networks with the upgraded LanXPLORER Pro.

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Free LanTEK III Cable Certifier Software Update Offers Helpful New Functions

Free LanTEK III Cable Certifier Software Update Offers Helpful New Functions

10/07/2018

The popular IDEAL Networks LanTEK III cable certifier has received a new, free software update to help installers test and certify copper and fibre optic cabling more easily than ever before.

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3 things you should know about testing MPTL

3 things you should know about testing MPTL

05/07/2018

Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL) are becoming more widespread in networks but are often new to installers and integrators, making it tricky to avoid common MPTL testing pitfalls.

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5 ways SecuriTEST IP improves CCTV troubleshooting and installation

5 ways SecuriTEST IP improves CCTV troubleshooting and installation

05/07/2018

When faced with installing and maintaining CCTV security systems, you may find yourself having to switch between a whole range of different network testing equipment. With the new SecuriTEST IP CCTV camera tester for IP digital/HD coax and analogue systems from IDEAL Networks, this doesn’t have to be the case. Here are just a few of the ways that the SecuriTEST IP can help you improve productivity and overcome challenges using a single tester.

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LAN tester upgrade meets 5GHz Wi-Fi testing demand

LAN tester upgrade meets 5GHz Wi-Fi testing demand

04/07/2018

IDEAL Networks has upgraded its LanXPLORER Pro in-line network troubleshooter with updated software and a new Wi-Fi testing accessory to support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.

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3 ‘Must-Read’ Network and Cable Testing White Papers from IDEAL Networks

3 ‘Must-Read’ Network and Cable Testing White Papers from IDEAL Networks

28/06/2018

All our IDEAL Networks products are designed to help busy cable installers and network technicians become more efficient and productive. However, to further support our users, we also provide a range of free downloadable network testing white papers giving extra insight into how our test and measurement tools work and how they can help you.

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Solutions for installing and troubleshooting CCTV systems

Solutions for installing and troubleshooting CCTV systems

15/06/2018

There are numerous types of CCTV camera with many different configurations and connection methods that can make installation and troubleshooting seem complicated. IDEAL Networks offers you a complete package for troubleshooting and testing at every stage of the process.  

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What data cable industry standards are you testing to?

What data cable industry standards are you testing to?

08/06/2018

As installation and integration of data cable becomes increasingly common in residential premises, it’s important to select a performance tester that measures against the right industry standards.

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IDEAL Networks helps installers overcome MPTL testing challenges

IDEAL Networks helps installers overcome MPTL testing challenges

05/06/2018

As convergence to digital IP systems continues, IDEAL Networks is helping installers certify cabling that has Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL) thanks to a new software update for its LanTEK III cable certifier.

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Updated SignalTEK CT Cable Transmission Tester for Speed and Accuracy

Updated SignalTEK CT Cable Transmission Tester for Speed and Accuracy

26/04/2018

SignalTEK CT is an affordable and innovative solution for user-friendly cable transmission testing. With features such as Gigabit performance testing to the required Ethernet standards and advanced wiremapping with TDR fault location, SignalTEK CT offers fast and flexible testing. 

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New Software Updates for the SignalTEK NT Network Transmission Tester

New Software Updates for the SignalTEK NT Network Transmission Tester

19/04/2018

IDEAL Networks is always looking for new ways to simplify network transmission testing. Our new software update for the popular SignalTEK NT network transmission tester is designed to give you more flexibility and efficiency than ever before.

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NaviTEK NT Improves Network Troubleshooting Even More

NaviTEK NT Improves Network Troubleshooting Even More

12/04/2018

The IDEAL Networks NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network troubleshooters are set to make troubleshooting copper and fibre networks easier than ever before following a free software update. 

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VoIP troubleshooting – LanXPLORER PRO reviewed

VoIP troubleshooting – LanXPLORER PRO reviewed

05/04/2018

When issues arise on VoIP systems it can disrupt conversations and impact voice quality.  Luckily, our test equipment can be used to measure key factors that impact network performance and VoIP quality, ensuring effective troubleshooting.

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How performance testing applies to security, alarm, and control systems, as well as voice and data systems

How performance testing applies to security, alarm, and control systems, as well as voice and data systems

03/04/2018

When it comes to performance testing, voice/data and security alarm or access control systems are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish from each other. Data performance testers can now be used to test the data handling capabilities or cabling, no matter what the application. This is due to the current process of moving these systems over to Ethernet/IP.

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Choosing the Best LanTEK III Cable Certifier Accessories

Choosing the Best LanTEK III Cable Certifier Accessories

27/03/2018

The LanTEK III cable certifier is one of our most popular data cable testers as it meets international ISO/TIA certification standards and offers a wide range of troubleshooting features that enable technicians and installers to quickly detect cabling faults and minimise downtime. 

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Network testing simplified with new IDEAL software updates

Network testing simplified with new IDEAL software updates

13/03/2018

To simplify network testing, IDEAL Networks has released free software updates for the SignalTEK NT network transmission tester, SignalTEK CT cable transmission tester and the NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network troubleshooters.  For significant enhancements, such as improved wiremap and port discovery information, users can download the free updates from the IDEAL Networks website.  

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Cable Certification VS Transmission Testing

Cable Certification VS Transmission Testing

27/02/2018

Distinguishing between when to use a cable certifier or a transmission tester can make selecting the right tool challenging, particularly when there is conflicting information in the industry.

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Is a cable certifier always required on new cable installations?

Is a cable certifier always required on new cable installations?

26/02/2018

We at IDEAL Networks Australia have been taking the time to research what installers are doing with certifiers and we have discovered that most installers overestimate cable certifier usage.

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IDEAL Networks Troubleshooting Tester Shortlisted for Industry Award

IDEAL Networks Troubleshooting Tester Shortlisted for Industry Award

06/02/2018

LanXPLORER PRO, the network troubleshooter from IDEAL Networks, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Network Computing Awards 2018.

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3 Network Tests for Troubleshooting VoIP Systems

3 Network Tests for Troubleshooting VoIP Systems

16/01/2018

Despite the rise in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems, many technicians and installers are not aware of how to troubleshoot network performance issues to ensure VoIP quality, says IDEAL Networks.

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 “How to Guide” for Installers New to IP CCTV Testing

“How to Guide” for Installers New to IP CCTV Testing

16/01/2018

As documenting IP CCTV performance becomes more commonplace, IDEAL Networks has released a new White Paper to help installers and systems integrators understand how to apply network testing practices to CCTV installations.

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Installers overestimate cable certifier usage

Installers overestimate cable certifier usage

05/12/2017

Data cable installers are overestimating their usage requirements for cable certifiers, says IDEAL Networks, suggesting that this may be generating extra costs for contractors and installation companies.

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The Advantage of Tier-2 Testing for Fibre Optic Cabling

The Advantage of Tier-2 Testing for Fibre Optic Cabling

04/12/2017

When installing or maintaining a network, an OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) is used to perform Tier-2 certification for fibre optic cabling.

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New Software Update for IDEAL AnyWARE™ App

New Software Update for IDEAL AnyWARE™ App

01/12/2017

We are pleased to announce that the IDEAL AnyWARE™ app has been updated for Android users and is now available to download on Google Play.

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How Can a Cable Fail a Certification Test Yet Still Pass Data?

How Can a Cable Fail a Certification Test Yet Still Pass Data?

29/11/2017

A common question that comes up with certification is “how can a cable fail a certification test yet still pass data”? To answer this question, it is necessary to understand the differences between the performance requirements for various data speeds and cabling performance categories.

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What’s New in the Latest NaviTEK NT Software Updates

What’s New in the Latest NaviTEK NT Software Updates

12/10/2017

The NaviTEK NT series of network troubleshooting testers has grown in popularity every year and the most recent software updates support this demand by offering extra functionality.

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IDEAL Networks to webcast technology innovations in structured cabling systems

IDEAL Networks to webcast technology innovations in structured cabling systems

09/10/2017

Dan Barrera, Global Product Manager for IDEAL Networks and Brian Hanchey, Product Line Manager from CommScope will be delivering a webcast seminar (produced by Cabling Installation and Maintenance) on Thursday the 19th of October, exploring some of the latest innovations that enable structured cabling systems to support evolving requirements

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Save up to $3,255 with the Networks Reward

Save up to $3,255 with the Networks Reward

02/10/2017

At IDEAL Networks, we are pleased to welcome back our popular end-of-year promotion, The Networks Reward. Over the next few months, you can recieve a free reward for buying an IDEAL Networks LanTEK III, LanXPLORER Pro, SignalTEK NT or VDV II Pro.

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Late and lost test data delays payment for cable installers

Late and lost test data delays payment for cable installers

19/09/2017

Poor test data sharing processes are resulting in lost test results, delayed job completions and cash flow problems, says IDEAL Networks in a new White Paper exploring issues within the data cable installation and testing industry.

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IDEAL Networks honoured by Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Programme

IDEAL Networks honoured by Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Programme

19/09/2017

IDEAL Networks announced today that its Test4Less suite of solutions has been recognised by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards programme. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators, and managers, with vast professional experience.

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Late and lost test data delays payment for cable installers

Late and lost test data delays payment for cable installers

19/09/2017

Poor test data sharing processes are resulting in lost test results, delayed job completions and cash flow problems, says IDEAL Networks in a new White Paper exploring issues within the data cable installation and testing industry.

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Overcome unexpected cable certifier costs

Overcome unexpected cable certifier costs

19/09/2017

Unexpected costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of cable certifiers and other data cable testing equipment are proving difficult for many businesses, says IDEAL Networks.

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Cable certifiers cripple cash flow for installers

Cable certifiers cripple cash flow for installers

06/09/2017

A new White Paper published by IDEAL Networks has revealed that the cost of cable certifiers is posing serious cash flow challenges for businesses installing and testing data cable.

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What a Cable Certifier Measures to Ensure Cabling Performance

What a Cable Certifier Measures to Ensure Cabling Performance

01/09/2017

Cabling systems are the bridges that transport information between various points in a network – from source to receiver. Ensuring that this network is functioning at its optimum levels means confirming that the cables are performing well.

To do that, a solid understanding of what to look for when measuring cabling performance is essential.

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Determining the True Performance of an Installed Cabling System

Determining the True Performance of an Installed Cabling System

17/08/2017

Beyond finding faults in components or installation workmanship, the other important element is to determine the true performance of an installed data cabling system. Because performance of LAN cabling is not a function of safety, most governmental jurisdictions do not require 3rd party testing to ensure that products provide the level of performance shown on the packaging or marketing literature.

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Forense-Industrial saves time for industrial Ethernet customers with new troubleshooting tools

Forense-Industrial saves time for industrial Ethernet customers with new troubleshooting tools

08/08/2017

Industrial Ethernet specialist Forense-Industrial has transformed its troubleshooting and network testing processes, saving several hours on every job and reducing equipment costs.

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LAN Cable Certification Standards Explained

LAN Cable Certification Standards Explained

28/07/2017

Though it is an integral aspect of a well-functioning network set-up, cable certification is still one of the least understood aspects of the qualification process. 

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Cabling Networks

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Cabling Networks

14/07/2017

Even the most experienced experts are guilty of the occasional slipup when installing data cable networks.

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Leave a Comment to Win a NaviTEK NT Pro

Leave a Comment to Win a NaviTEK NT Pro

14/07/2017

From now until the 11th of August, if you leave us a comment on our Facebook post describing which IDEAL Networks tester / certifier you use and why you love it, you will be entered in our prize sweepstake

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IDEAL Networks expands into Australia

IDEAL Networks expands into Australia

05/06/2017

IDEAL Networks, manufacturer of data cable and network testers, has expanded into Australia, opening new premises in Melbourne to support its distributors, as well as data cable installers and network technicians.

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Overcome network troubleshooting challenges in hospitals

Overcome network troubleshooting challenges in hospitals

11/05/2017

As mobile device use increases, hospitals rely ever more on IT networks, making it mission critical that network downtime is minimised and issues are rectified quickly. 

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Simpler circuit tracing for network installers with SureTrace®

Simpler circuit tracing for network installers with SureTrace®

21/03/2017

For many network and data cable installers, tracing UTP cables often relies upon trial and error and can be disruptive, as well as costly in terms of labour and customer downtime. 

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VDV II Cable Verifier Gets Rave Reviews on Amazon

VDV II Cable Verifier Gets Rave Reviews on Amazon

08/03/2017

Network Technicians and data cable installers all seem to agree, the VDV II Cable Verifier from IDEAL Networks is the tool that’s been wanted ‘for a long time.’

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