Why the SignalTEK NT Network Tester is Gaining Popularity

11/08/2016

Why the SignalTEK NT Network Tester is Gaining Popularity

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.

Cost-Effectiveness of the SignalTEK NT

By using a combination of LanTEK III cable certifiers and SignalTEK NT Gigabit performance testers, companies can save up to 68% on tester costs. If building specifications require a cable certifier or if cable manufacturer warranties are specified, use a LanTEK III cable certifier. For the rest of the installations, a SignalTEK NT will prove the performance of the copper and fiber cabling.

Technology deployment company, Staley Technologies, found that the SignalTEK NT cut costs by a huge 68% and also upped their performance levels considerably. Increasingly, technicians are finding that one device such as the SignalTEK NT can speed up the process of network cable testing, also saving them money in the long run.

Reduce Network Downtime

SignalTEK NT also uses Time Domain Reflectometry or TDR to locate common wiring faults such as open and short circuits therefore the technician can quickly resolve cabling issues and reduce downtime.

Simulates Real Network Traffic

Uniquely, the SignalTEK NT transmits real Ethernet frames in order to simulate actual network traffic. The results are compared against the IEEE802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard to provide a clear pass or fail on the link. Many other network testers do not have this high performance functionality and are therefore unable to prove the cabling will work in a real world scenario. 

Ease of Use

The SignalTEK NT is very simple to use, requiring zero calibration to set up. The device only requires one person to use it properly, meaning the rest of your team can get on with other jobs. The handsets of the SignalTEK NT are designed to automatically pair, making them ready for testing anywhere, whether you’re working with installed data cables or an active network. After they are paired, tests can be run from either handset, meaning only one technician is needed.

Share Network Test Reports with Anyone, Anywhere Instantly

The free IDEAL AnyWARE app for SignalTEK NT allows PDFs test reports to be sent to anyone, anywhere. This allows clients and colleagues to share test reports with ease, reducing the time it takes to complete the job and receive payment.

If you would like to find out more about the SignalTEK NT, visit our website at https://www.idealnetworks.net/us/en/products/network-testing/network-transmission-tester-signaltek-nt.aspx or give us a call on +44 (0)1925 444 446.

And don't forget, if you buy the LanTEK III cable certifier before January 2017, we will give you a SignalTEK NT, free of charge.  For terms and conditions or to claim your free SignalTEK NT please visit promo.idealnwd.com/us .

Recent articles

  • Upcoming Webinar for Data Cable Installers 07/12/2018

    Join Scott Todd from IDEAL Networks to learn the core basics of IDEAL DataCENTER, as well as must-have tips and tricks to increase productivity.

    Read more
  • Free LanTEK III Cable Certifier Software Update Offers Helpful New Functions 07/10/2018

    The popular IDEAL Networks LanTEK III cable certifier has received a new, free software update to help installers test and certify copper and fiber optic cabling more easily than ever before.

    Read more
  • 3 things you should know about testing MPTL 07/05/2018

    Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL) are becoming more widespread in networks but are often new to installers and integrators, making it tricky to avoid common MPTL testing pitfalls.

    Read more
  • LAN tester upgrade meets 5GHz Wi-Fi testing demand 07/04/2018

    IDEAL Networks has upgraded its LanXPLORER Pro in-line network troubleshooter with updated software and a new Wi-Fi testing accessory to support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.

    Read more
  • 3 ‘Must-Read’ Network and Cable Testing White Papers from IDEAL Networks 06/28/2018

    All our IDEAL Networks products are designed to help busy cable installers and network technicians become more efficient and productive. However, to further support our users, we also provide a range of free downloadable network testing white papers giving extra insight into how our test and measurement tools work and how they can help you.

    Read more

×

Not sure which tester is for you?

Book a free 20 minute online demo now with one of our technicians...

Exitpopup