Performance Testing Cabling


Data Transmission Testing vs. Qualification Testing

Performance Testing Cabling

Testing cabling performance

Three types of testers are available to installers of LAN cabling who require testing beyond what a verifier (wiremapper) provides: qualifiers, transmission testers and cable certifiers. At the top end cable certification testers like the LanTEK 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 2000’s, certifiers and verifiers where the only options installers had for testing LAN cabling.

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