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IDEAL Networks offers guidance for Tier-1 and Tier-2 fibre optic testing

IDEAL Networks offers guidance for Tier-1 and Tier-2 fibre optic testing

11/30/2016

To help cable installers and maintenance technicians select the correct fibre optic testing equipment, IDEAL Networks has published a new, free White Paper which offers guidance on the different tiers for certifying fibre optic cabling.

 

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5 Useful Things You Can Do with the SignalTEK CT Data Cable Tester

5 Useful Things You Can Do with the SignalTEK CT Data Cable Tester

11/22/2016

The SignalTEK CT Data Cable Tester from IDEAL Networks is not only affordable, but it comes with plenty of useful features that streamline cable testing. Here are just some of the ways that you can use the SignalTEK CT to enhance the performance and efficiency of your cable testing.

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New Testers Help Granite Telecommunications Prove Performance Three Days Quicker

New Testers Help Granite Telecommunications Prove Performance Three Days Quicker

11/17/2016

Communications services provider, Granite Telecommunications has sped up testing time and reduced unnecessary costs by using the SignalTEK™ NT network transmission tester from IDEAL Networks.

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Why the SignalTEK NT Network Tester is Gaining Popularity

Why the SignalTEK NT Network Tester is Gaining Popularity

11/08/2016

More and more network technicians are finding that the SignalTEK NT suits their network testing needs more than other devices on the market. In case you missed the news surrounding the release of this network transmission tester from IDEAL Networks, we’ve outlined the top reasons why the SignalTEK NT is gaining popularity and proving itself to be one of the best network testers out there.

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Verify with VDV II for improved troubleshooting and productivity

Verify with VDV II for improved troubleshooting and productivity

11/02/2016

The VDV II cable verifier series from IDEAL Networks is
helping network installers to keep productivity high and operational costs low
when it comes to troubleshooting in voice, data and video cable
installation. 

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New OC I fibre optic certifier from IDEAL Networks improves efficiency and user experience

New OC I fibre optic certifier from IDEAL Networks improves efficiency and user experience

10/13/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched the new Optical Certifier I (OC I) Tier-1 certifier for multi-mode and single mode fibre cabling.  The OC I delivers the fastest automated loss, length and polarity certification of fibre links against international industry standards, maximising efficiency and reducing the cost of ownership.

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A Week in the Life of a Network IT Consultant

A Week in the Life of a Network IT Consultant

09/28/2016

How does a network IT consultant overcome the various network troubleshooting challenges of an average working week? Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager from IDEAL Networks explains.

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 Six Ways to Troubleshoot in Local Area Networks

Six Ways to Troubleshoot in Local Area Networks

09/13/2016

As the LAN (Local Area Network) environment gets increasingly complex, IDEAL Networks has issued guidance to help technicians identify the source of errors more simply and get the most from their network troubleshooting tester.

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IDEAL Networks urges installers to stay ahead of updated fibre optic testing standards

IDEAL Networks urges installers to stay ahead of updated fibre optic testing standards

08/31/2016

The international standards to which fibre optic cabling and encircled flux compliant light sources are field-tested are changing.  Tim Widdershoven from IDEAL Networks says that new ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA standards will have a notable impact on the test equipment required by installers.

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IDEAL Networks Sponsors BICSI Annual Technology Conference in India

IDEAL Networks Sponsors BICSI Annual Technology Conference in India

08/26/2016

IDEAL Networks are pleased to be a silver sponsor of the BICSI Annual Technology Conference held in Bangalore, India on the 23rd of September, 2016. Alongside showcasing our top products and offering event sponsorship, we will also be providing a keynote speech.

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Quicker, Simpler Network Troubleshooting with Updated NaviTEK NT

Quicker, Simpler Network Troubleshooting with Updated NaviTEK NT

08/11/2016

The NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network testers from IDEAL Networks have received a number of time- saving updates to help technicians carry out network troubleshooting and maintenance on both copper and fibre cable even more efficiently.

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Using Encircled Flux Compliant Light Sources for Testing Fiber Optic

Using Encircled Flux Compliant Light Sources for Testing Fiber Optic

08/02/2016

International standards development organizations including ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA are updating several key standards documents that affect field-testing of fiber optic cabling. In particular the standards now describe the use of Encircled Flux compliant light sources.

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IDEAL Networks AND Electrical Welcome New Operations Manager

IDEAL Networks AND Electrical Welcome New Operations Manager

08/01/2016

IDEAL Networks and IDEAL Electrical are delighted to welcome our new Operations Manager, Russell Stratton to the team. In his new role, Russell will be managing all aspects of the supply chain, customer services, warehouse and the repair and calibration centres in both EMEA and the USA.

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IDEAL Networks launches user-friendly fibre optic cable tester OTDR II

IDEAL Networks launches user-friendly fibre optic cable tester OTDR II

07/13/2016

IDEAL Networks, global manufacturer of cable and network testers, has launched the OTDR II, a Tier 2 fibre optic cable tester that addresses the need for user-friendly and accurate fibre troubleshooting for network installation technicians.

 

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How to Cut the Cost of Cable Certifier Upgrades

How to Cut the Cost of Cable Certifier Upgrades

06/29/2016

As many network installers look to upgrade their fleet of certifiers, IDEAL Networks claims that they can reduce costs by up to 60% by using a clever combination of certifiers and Gigabit performance testers.

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Win an iPad 4 Mini and a Brand New SignalTEK NT with IDEAL Networks

Win an iPad 4 Mini and a Brand New SignalTEK NT with IDEAL Networks

06/24/2016

To help celebrate 100 years of IDEAL Industries this year, we're giving you the chance to win a SignalTEK NT and an Apple iPad Mini 4!

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Highlights from Light + Building

Highlights from Light + Building

06/20/2016

After an exciting start to the year, the Light + Building exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany has once again proved its position as the world's leading exhibition for lighting and building services technology. The world's largest exhibition for electrical systems and building automation has exceeded our expectations with record visitors and was the perfect place for our 100 year company celebration.

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Faster Network Diagnosis to Help Technicians Reduce Downtime

Faster Network Diagnosis to Help Technicians Reduce Downtime

06/16/2016

IDEAL Networks upgrades the LanXPLORER Pro network troubleshooter with professional PDF reports and compatibility with the IDEAL AnyWARETM mobile app.

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New Heavy-Duty Permanent Link Adapter Reduces Cost of Ownership

New Heavy-Duty Permanent Link Adapter Reduces Cost of Ownership

06/02/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched a new extremely durable Permanent Link Adapter to accompany the LanTEK III cable certifier. The RJ45 Permanent Link Adapter is smaller and designed to give superior resilience while still ensuring high performance and low cost of ownership.

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Determining acceptable loss in fiber optic cabling systems

Determining acceptable loss in fiber optic cabling systems

05/19/2016

As a test equipment manufacturer, perhaps the most frequently asked question regarding testing of fiber optic cabling is “How much loss am I allowed to have”? Unfortunately, the answer is “it depends”. So what does it depend on?

 

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Reduce Costs and Improve Cash Flow with SignalTEK NT for Copper and Fibre Cable Testing

Reduce Costs and Improve Cash Flow with SignalTEK NT for Copper and Fibre Cable Testing

05/19/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched SignalTEKTM NT, a network transmission tester which costs up to 30% less than comparable equipment while still offering high quality reporting that proves the speed and reliability of a data cable and network installation.  Uniquely, SignalTEK NT can be used with both copper and fibre cabling, reducing costs by removing the need to invest in more than one tester.

 

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IDEAL Welcomes New Group HR Manager

IDEAL Welcomes New Group HR Manager

05/17/2016

IDEAL Networks is pleased to announce the appointment a new HR Manager for IDEAL INDUSTRIES. Erin Melia, a Human Resources professional from Northampton, UK, has joined the IDEAL INDUSTRIES team as Group HR Manager for EMEA, India and North America, working across the IDEAL Networks, IDEAL Electrical and Cassella Solutions businesses.

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6 Reasons to Buy Network & Cable Testing Equipment from IDEAL Networks

6 Reasons to Buy Network & Cable Testing Equipment from IDEAL Networks

05/16/2016

With our great heritage and expertise in LAN installation and maintenance, IDEAL Networks continues to offer the best level of product, choice and versatility coupled with unparalleled support to customers from our sales and technical offices in Warrington, UK; Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Sycamore, USA; Haryana, India; Ontario, Canada; Jalisco, Mexico and Beijing, China.

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How to Share Cable Test Data with Anyone without Leaving the Jobsite

How to Share Cable Test Data with Anyone without Leaving the Jobsite

03/11/2016

The LanTEK III copper and fibre cable certifier from IDEAL Networks is the ultimate tool for productivity. The instant report generator and other innovative features have significantly simplified the cable installation processes involved on-site.  By eliminating the need to leave site to collect other equipment or to collaborate with colleagues, the LanTEK III cable certifier saves vital time and money for technicians, companies and clients.

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Differences Between Transmission Testing and Qualification Testing

Differences Between Transmission Testing and Qualification Testing

02/24/2016

Three types of testers are available to installers of local area network (LAN) cabling who require testing beyond what a verifier (wiremapper) provides: qualifiers, transmission testers, and cable certifiers. At the top end, cable certification testers perform comprehensive, high-frequency measurements of the electrical characteristics of a cabling system to ensure it meets the requirements of the TIA-568 and ISO 11801 standards. Up until the mid-2000s, certifiers and verifiers were the only options installers had for testing LAN cabling.

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Streamline the Data Cable Testing Process with Instant Test Reports

Streamline the Data Cable Testing Process with Instant Test Reports

02/15/2016

For technicians who install and maintain data cabling, proving performance with test reports is an essential, yet lengthy, and often, complex process. Thanks to the all new SignalTEK® CT from IDEAL Networks however, what was once the time-consuming task of creating a test report, can now be generated digitally, in an instant.

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IDEAL AnyWARE App streamlines cable and network testing

IDEAL AnyWARE App streamlines cable and network testing

09/16/2015

Article published in Electrical News, September 16th.

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Click here to go to the AnyWARE™ page.

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AnyWARE™ App to Streamline Cable and Network Testing

AnyWARE™ App to Streamline Cable and Network Testing

09/14/2015

We have launched a new mobile app, IDEAL AnyWARE™ that will allow users to send their test reports to colleagues and clients anywhere.

Click here to go to the AnyWARE page.

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Troubleshooting networks in an increasingly complex LAN environment

Troubleshooting networks in an increasingly complex LAN environment

08/01/2015

Varying transmission speeds, media and services can make troubleshooting more difficult and time consuming. The right tools for the job are key. 

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Certifier reports as simple as 1 2 3 with IDC

Certifier reports as simple as 1 2 3 with IDC

05/14/2015

We have released an update to our IDEAL DataCENTER (IDC) software which allows users of LanTEK® II and FiberTEK® FDX cable certifiers to easily manage test data and generate certification reports in 3 simple steps.

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SignalTEK CT Transmission Tester

SignalTEK CT Transmission Tester

04/23/2015

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An introduction to transmission testing in the LAN environment

An introduction to transmission testing in the LAN environment

09/29/2014

New test equipment puts the capabilities once used exclusively used by WAN engineers into the hands of LAN cabling installers and systems integrators.

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CEDIA Expo 2015

10/14/2015 - 10/17/2015
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03/13/2016 - 03/18/2016

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