What’s New in the Latest NaviTEK NT Software Updates


What’s New in the Latest NaviTEK NT Software Updates

The NaviTEK NT series of network troubleshooting testers has grown in popularity every year and the most recent software updates support this demand by offering extra functionality.

NaviTEK NT users can now expect a wider range of old and new switches, including those from Brocade, Huawei and CISCO to be supported.  With additional LLDP port decoding, this gives system integrators the ability to instantly see port information on the tester’s screen, including port number, VLAN, MAC address, description, IP address and more. Time is saved by intercepting LLDP/CDP/EDP frames during switch negotiation. The update also provides improved CDP/LLDP port discovery information decoding on VLAN or VoIP VLAN in Cisco, HP and Huawei switches.

In addition, customers using twisted pair cabling with non-standard connector terminations can now select which wires should be tested within the cable and NaviTEK NT will provide an accurate pass/fail wiremap result. This may be achieved through the extended list of wiremap templates for common cable types including non-standard cable, such as USOC, COAX, Profinet, ISDN and Deutsche Bahn. Users can also now create customised templates for wiremap testing. This can be beneficial when working with cable that has fewer than 8 wires, or where only some of the wires are used. Previously NaviTEK NT would have returned a fail result as its standard configuration would always attempt to test 8 wires. Now NaviTEK NT can test any customised/proprietary cabling system.

Following the software update release, it is also now possible for NaviTEK NT users to manually select the test mode they wish to use: cabling, network or switch. This can enable technicians to reduce test time by up to 1/3 as it is not necessary to wait for the device to auto-detect the test type. However, auto-detect is still available to provide users with the widest range of options.

Overall the NaviTEK NT updates offer enhanced accuracy of fault detection on complex wiremap issues, alongside bug fixes. 

Click here to download the free software updates for NaviTEK NT Plus or Pro.  Or, for more information on the range of data cable certifiers and network testers, visit our website.

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