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.’ This comes as no surprise considering that this cable verifier has an advanced wiremap engine that accurately displays complex wiring faults instantaneously. But don’t take our word for it… here are a few of our favourite VDV II reviews from the technicians who know best on Amazon:
‘Makes Cable Testing More Fun (and Accurate)’ – By SEVSS
Been wanting this tool for a long time! Ideal was demoing [SIC] all their "Cool Tools" at the ISC West Convention. A bit on the expensive side, but will be worth it for all the time & hassle it should save. This tester does EVERYTHING except install the cable & put the connectors on for you! I have only had this for a short time, but I have already saved some time and aggravation. I bought it for the networking capabilities but it also works great for Coax & Phone systems. Plus the ring generator is LOADED with tone options. Plugged it in to a network & got the scoop on the LAN - Almost gives you more than you wanted to know.... Almost. Ha!
I find myself feeling like a kid with a new toy every time I whip it out! Makes testing cable more FUN (AND ACCURATE) than it used to be! "Just Way Cool Of A Tool".
‘Wish I had Bought Mine Years Ago’ – By Albert S
Great tester - does what it claims and does it very well for a reasonable price. Make sure you understand your needs and the features offered before you buy. This one tests cables real time [SIC] with constant updates, no need to press a button (after you turn it on). This means you can wiggle a cable and see if it holds up. Also with the distance readings you can tell which end of the cable termination is likely bad (as far as open/shorts go) - this can be a huge time saver.
Note that Ideal [SIC] makes three different models (basic, plus and pro) with different abilities of the VDV II - this is the most advanced of the three. Look at Ideal's [SIC] website for details as the descriptions by the vendors on this site can be confusing - some seem to mix up the features of the three models.
‘'Punch and pray' is no way to go through life: get a real cable tester’ – By Matthew L Steinhoff
"If you haven't tested, you're not done." I must say that a billion times a day. "But testing takes so much time", they whine. [SIC]
The Ideal R158003 splits the difference between 'punch and pray' and 'professionally, rigorously tested, ISO/TSA certified'. [SIC]
This tester is at the low end of the testing scale: it doesn't qualify bandwidth, it doesn't do any protocol testing, doesn't pull a DHCP address from the connected network. But, for all but the rare edge case, if this tester says the cable is good, it's good. And, unlike a a [SIC] real Network Cable Tester, doesn't cost $1,200 or more.
Throw a 12-pack of the tester targets in your cart; testing and documentation goes even faster.
Get it right the first time, save yourself a repeat visit or two, and this device has paid for itself.
‘Worked Great for Testing cat5 Racks and Patch Cables’ – By Kindle Customer
Worked great for testing cat5 racks and patch cables. Seeing distance till fault is a great feature and a good price.
‘Great Tester’ – By Roger Starland
Great product. I've used this tester quite a bit. The function of flashing the interface on a switch is great.
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