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

22/11/2016

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

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.

Ethernet Speed Tests

SignalTEK CT accurately measures real world performance of the data cabling by transmitting one Gigabit of Ethernet data bi-directionally across the cabling. If one frame is missing, the test will fail. Because these speed tests are carried out using the IEEE802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard (which is internationally recognised and currently the highest standard available) you can guarantee the data cable installations are reliable and efficient.

Generate Instant Cable Test Reports Anywhere

Using the free IDEAL AnyWARE mobile app, technicians can generate PDF or CSV test reports for every job they do, proving to clients that the installed links they’ve tested run at recommended Gigabit Ethernet performance rates.

They can then share the report with colleagues or clients via email or their preferred file sharing method. Your technicians will never be left waiting to upload test reports, and clients receive their reports in record time.

Improve Customer Service & Brand Identity

Not only are the test reports instantly downloadable in a choice of formats, but the summary page of each individual report can be customised to feature your company logo and full details. This helps to build trust in your brand and gives your company a professional image. Each report can be filtered to show pass or failed tests, and saved in 3 formats, summary, brief and full. The simple but sophisticated layout will help any less tech-savvy clients to easily understand the contents of the report.

Eliminate Network Downtime

The SignalTEK CT’s fast Autotest function provides proof of network performance in just seconds, making it much faster than the equivalent market devices. In addition, the SignalTEK CT features a rugged design which can stand moderate damage and knocks while being used in the field, and has field replaceable RJ45 contacts which can help to eliminate downtime even further.

Reduce the Cost of Cable Testing

Most technicians require a comprehensive kit of equipment including testing devices and a laptop, but the SignalTEK CT can perform fast and efficient data cable testing by itself, cutting initial equipment costs significantly. There’s no need for technicians to bring a laptop, as the reports can be uploaded to a USB or shared via Wi-Fi with the IDEAL AnyWARE mobile app.

The system is based on two handsets, a main handset and second remote unit. This way tests can be initiated from either handset and carried out by one person to save time.

In addition, the SignalTEK CT doesn’t require any annual calibration testing, cutting maintenance costs even more.

Tests comply with the IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard and can be completed on both shielded and unshielded twisted pair cable, including Cat 5e through to Cat 8.

If you would like to find out more about the features of the SignalTEK CT Data Cable Tester, visit our website, or call +44 (0)1925 444 446 to speak to one of our experts.

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