4 reasons to certify cable with LanTEK™ III

07/25/2018

4 reasons to certify cable with LanTEK™ III

LAN cable certifiers are the most commonly used method for testing twisted pair cabling, but how can the LanTEK III cable certifier from IDEAL Networks support cable installers like you day in day out.

Here are just a few of the benefits of this IDEAL Networks cable certifier.

Test data cables in the field with LanTEK III

A LAN cable certifier is used to test the installation of the cable and the connectors in a LAN cabling system. Of course, in a laboratory setting, high-quality connectors and cables will perform effectively. The big test is when the cabling system is installed in the real world, where the cable may be subjected to kinks, stretching, installation in hot areas, exposure to water, and termination with poor workmanship. Field testing is for establishing whether the networking equipment will operate properly and provide the advertised bandwidth. Using LanTEK III enables you to properly test performance out in the field and ensure that the individual quality components form a completed, quality cabling system.

Meeting component and cable standards

For LAN cabling specifications there are two main standardisation bodies that define performance requirements for components, cable, and cabling: the ISO/IEC with the 11801 series standards, and ANSI/TIA with the 568 series of standards. When manufacturers design and test products, they should adhere to component and cable standards. Field engineers can use LanTEK III to test installed cabling to ensure it meets the cabling standard that defines the required performance of completed links and channels.

LantTEK III cable certifier gives you reliability

For field testing, you should always use a cable certifier rather than a LAN cable qualifier. The test and accuracy requirements for cable certifiers are developed with the performance requirements and standards for cabling in mind. Conversely, cable qualification has no defined standards, tests, performance or accuracy specifications - the manufacturer of the LAN qualifier decides what to test, how accurate the instrument is and how to report the results. This differs from brand to brand, so no major cable or connector manufacturer will accept test results from a qualifier for their cable certification or warranty programmes. You can rest assured that the LanTEK III from IDEAL Networks meets the relevant certification standards to provide reliable testing and results.

Save money with “Pay As You Test”

At IDEAL Networks we offer “Pay As You Test” certifier options with the LanTEK III, allowing businesses to transform their certifier fleets from a capital investment into an operational expense. Our “Pay As You Test” plan enables you to buy test credits in batches and top up when needed, depending on your requirements.

For more information on cable certification and managing the cost of cable certifiers with a “Pay As You Test” plan, visit www.idealnetworks.net or www.test4less.net/ca.

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