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IDEAL Networks offers guidance for Tier-1 and Tier-2 fiber optic testing

IDEAL Networks offers guidance for Tier-1 and Tier-2 fiber optic testing

11/30/2016

To help cable installers and maintenance technicians select the correct fiber optic testing equipment, IDEAL Networks has published a new, free White Paper which offers guidance on the different tiers for certifying fiber optic cabling.

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

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

11/22/2016

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.

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New Testers Help Granite Telecommunications Prove Performance Three Days Quicker

New Testers Help Granite Telecommunications Prove Performance Three Days Quicker

11/17/2016

Communications services provider, Granite Telecommunications has sped up testing time and reduced unnecessary costs by using the SignalTEK™ NT network transmission tester from IDEAL Networks.

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Why the SignalTEK NT Network Tester is Gaining Popularity

Why the SignalTEK NT Network Tester is Gaining Popularity

11/08/2016

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.

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Verify with VDV II for improved troubleshooting and productivity

Verify with VDV II for improved troubleshooting and productivity

11/02/2016

The VDV II cable verifier series from IDEAL Networks is
helping network installers to keep productivity high and operational costs low
when it comes to troubleshooting in voice, data and video cable installation.

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New OC I fiber optic certifier from IDEAL Networks improves efficiency and user experience

New OC I fiber optic certifier from IDEAL Networks improves efficiency and user experience

10/13/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched the new Optical Certifier I (OC I) Tier-1 certifier for multi-mode and single mode fiber cabling.  The OC I delivers the fastest automated loss, length and polarity certification of fiber links against international industry standards, maximizing efficiency and reducing the cost of ownership.

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Free Gifts of Up to $2,250 With the Purchase of a Cable Certifier or Networks Troubleshooter from IDEAL Networks

Free Gifts of Up to $2,250 With the Purchase of a Cable Certifier or Networks Troubleshooter from IDEAL Networks

10/03/2016

We are pleased to announce that it's officially time for our end of year promotion! Over the next few months, our customers will be in the running to receive free testing equipment worth up to $2,250, smart phones with thermal imaging and Apple watches.

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A Week in the Life of a Network IT Consultant

A Week in the Life of a Network IT Consultant

09/28/2016

How does a network IT consultant overcome the various network troubleshooting challenges of an average working week? Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager from IDEAL Networks explains.

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Six Ways to Troubleshoot in Local Area Networks

Six Ways to Troubleshoot in Local Area Networks

09/13/2016

As the LAN (Local Area Network) environment gets increasingly complex, IDEAL Networks has issued guidance to help technicians identify the source of errors more simply and get the most from their network troubleshooting tester.

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IDEAL Networks urges installers to stay ahead of updated fiber optic testing standards

IDEAL Networks urges installers to stay ahead of updated fiber optic testing standards

08/31/2016

The international standards to which fiber optic cabling and encircled flux compliant light sources are field-tested are changing. Tim Widdershoven from IDEAL Networks says that new ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA standards will have a notable impact on the test equipment required by installers.

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IDEAL Networks Sponsors BICSI Annual Technology Conference in India

IDEAL Networks Sponsors BICSI Annual Technology Conference in India

08/26/2016

IDEAL Networks are pleased to be a silver sponsor of the BICSI Annual Technology Conference held in Bangalore, India on the 23rd of September, 2016. Alongside showcasing our top products and offering event sponsorship, we will also be providing a keynote speech.

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Quicker, Simpler Network Troubleshooting with Updated NaviTEK NT

Quicker, Simpler Network Troubleshooting with Updated NaviTEK NT

08/10/2016

The NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network testers from IDEAL Networks have received a number of time- saving updates to help technicians carry out network troubleshooting and maintenance on both copper and fibre cable even more efficiently.

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Using Encircled Flux Compliant Light Sources for Testing Fiber Optic

Using Encircled Flux Compliant Light Sources for Testing Fiber Optic

08/02/2016

International standards development organizations including ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA are updating several key standards documents that affect field-testing of fiber optic cabling. In particular the standards now describe the use of Encircled Flux compliant light sources.

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IDEAL Networks AND Electrical Welcome New Operations Manager

IDEAL Networks AND Electrical Welcome New Operations Manager

08/01/2016

IDEAL Networks and IDEAL Electrical are delighted to welcome our new Operations Manager, Russell Stratton to the team.

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Unbeatable Upgrade Offer from IDEAL Networks on the New LanTEK III Cable Certifier

Unbeatable Upgrade Offer from IDEAL Networks on the New LanTEK III Cable Certifier

07/14/2016

Celebrate the recent release of the LanTEK III cable certifier from IDEAL Networks with our fantastic upgrade offer.

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IDEAL Networks launches user-friendly fiber optic cable tester OTDR II

IDEAL Networks launches user-friendly fiber optic cable tester OTDR II

07/13/2016

IDEAL Networks, global manufacturer of cable and network testers, has launched the OTDR II, a Tier 2 fiber optic cable tester that addresses the need for user-friendly and accurate fiber troubleshooting for network installation technicians.

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How to Cut the Cost of Cable Certifier Upgrades

How to Cut the Cost of Cable Certifier Upgrades

06/29/2016

As many network installers look to upgrade their fleet of certifiers, IDEAL Networks claims that they can reduce costs by up to 60% by using a clever combination of certifiers and Gigabit performance testers.

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Win an iPad 4 Mini and a Brand New SignalTEK NT with IDEAL Networks

Win an iPad 4 Mini and a Brand New SignalTEK NT with IDEAL Networks

06/24/2016

To help celebrate 100 years of IDEAL Industries this year, we're giving you the chance to win a SignalTEK NT and an Apple iPad Mini 4!

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Highlights from Light + Building

Highlights from Light + Building

06/20/2016

After an exciting start to the year, the Light + Building exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany has once again proved its position as the world's leading exhibition for lighting and building services technology. The world's largest exhibition for electrical systems and building automation has exceeded our expectations with record visitors and was the perfect place for our 100 year company celebration.

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Faster Network Diagnosis to Help Technicians Reduce Downtime

Faster Network Diagnosis to Help Technicians Reduce Downtime

06/16/2016

IDEAL Networks upgrades the LanXPLORER Pro network troubleshooter with professional PDF reports and compatibility with the IDEAL AnyWARETM mobile app.

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New Heavy-Duty Permanent Link Adapter Reduces Cost of Ownership

New Heavy-Duty Permanent Link Adapter Reduces Cost of Ownership

06/02/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched a new extremely durable Permanent Link Adapter to accompany the LanTEK III cable certifier. The RJ45 Permanent Link Adapter is smaller and designed to give superior resilience while still ensuring high performance and low cost of ownership

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Reduce Costs and Improve Cash Flow with SignalTEK NT for Copper and Fiber Cable Testing

Reduce Costs and Improve Cash Flow with SignalTEK NT for Copper and Fiber Cable Testing

05/19/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched SignalTEKTM NT, a network transmission tester which costs up to 30% less than comparable equipment while still offering high quality reporting that proves the speed and reliability of a data cable and network installation.  Uniquely, SignalTEK NT can be used with both copper and fiber cabling, reducing costs by removing the need to invest in more than one tester.

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IDEAL Networks Welcomes New Group HR Manager

IDEAL Networks Welcomes New Group HR Manager

05/17/2016

IDEAL Networks is pleased to announce the appointment a new HR Manager for IDEAL INDUSTRIES. Erin Melia, a Human Resources professional from Northampton, UK, has joined the IDEAL INDUSTRIES team as Group HR Manager for EMEA, India and North America, working across the IDEAL Networks, IDEAL Electrical and Cassella Solutions businesses.

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6 Reasons to Buy Network & Cable Testing Equipment from IDEAL Networks

6 Reasons to Buy Network & Cable Testing Equipment from IDEAL Networks

05/16/2016

With our great heritage and expertise in LAN installation and maintenance, IDEAL Networks continues to offer the best level of product, choice and versatility coupled with unparalleled support to customers from our sales and technical offices in Warrington, UK; Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Sycamore, USA; Haryana, India; Ontario, Canada; Jalisco, Mexico and Beijing, China.

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Large-scale Wireless Access Point Installation Time Reduced by 60 Hours With IDEAL Networks Tester

Large-scale Wireless Access Point Installation Time Reduced by 60 Hours With IDEAL Networks Tester

04/29/2016

Hospitality sector installer Select Property Care has increased productivity during the installation of high speed internet access using the SignalTEK NT tester from IDEAL Networks. The company has transformed their installation process, completing the job in one third of the time while minimising network downtime.

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Determining Acceptable Loss in Fiber Optic Cabling Systems

Determining Acceptable Loss in Fiber Optic Cabling Systems

04/25/2016

As a test equipment manufacturer, perhaps the most frequently asked question regarding testing of fiber optic cabling is “How much loss am I allowed to have”? Unfortunately, the answer is “it depends”. So what does it depend on?

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IDEAL Networks Celebrates 100 Years of IDEAL INDUSTRIES

IDEAL Networks Celebrates 100 Years of IDEAL INDUSTRIES

04/12/2016

In 2016 IDEAL Networks celebrates the 100th birthday of parent company IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC., which has been designing tools and solutions that make a true difference for millions of professional tradesmen.

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Transforming large-scale wireless access point installation with SignalTEK NT - A Case Study

Transforming large-scale wireless access point installation with SignalTEK NT - A Case Study

03/23/2016

Select Property Care were tasked with installing 760 wireless access points and 50 HP switches at a 1400 room four-star chain hotel in Philadelphia, with only a two-man team to deliver the job.

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NaviTEK NT Boosts Troubleshooting Efficiency and Overcomes Software Limitations

NaviTEK NT Boosts Troubleshooting Efficiency and Overcomes Software Limitations

03/15/2016

The new series of NaviTEK® NT hand held testers from IDEAL Networks is helping technicians to work more effectively, with a comprehensive suite of test and troubleshooting functionality only found on dedicated hand-held testers.

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How to Share Cable Test Data with Anyone without Leaving the Jobsite

How to Share Cable Test Data with Anyone without Leaving the Jobsite

03/11/2016

The LanTEK® III copper and fibre cable certifier from IDEAL Networks is the ultimate tool for productivity. The instant report generator and other innovative features have significantly simplified the cable installation processes involved on-site. By eliminating the need to leave site to collect other equipment or to collaborate with colleagues, the LanTEK III cable certifier saves vital time and money for technicians, companies and clients.

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What's the Difference Between a Permanent Link and Channel Test?

What's the Difference Between a Permanent Link and Channel Test?

02/29/2016

When using a cable certifier, choosing the correct test method between Permanent Link test and Channel test is imperative in order to comply with ISO and TIA test standards. We’ve outlined the main differences between a Permanent Link test and a Channel test so you can choose the right test procedure for your network topology.

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Differences Between Transmission Testing and Qualification Testing

Differences Between Transmission Testing and Qualification Testing

02/24/2016

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

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New IDEAL App Launched for Cable And Network Test Reports

New IDEAL App Launched for Cable And Network Test Reports

02/24/2016

IDEAL Networks, manufacturer of cable and network testers, has introduced a free app that allows field technicians to share test data with colleagues and mobile devices. Used with the new LanTEK® III cable certifier, which can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot, this helps increase productivity and reduce downtime.

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Streamline the Data Cable Testing Process with Instant Test Reports

Streamline the Data Cable Testing Process with Instant Test Reports

02/15/2016

For technicians who install and maintain data cabling, proving performance with test reports is an essential, yet lengthy, and often, complex process. Thanks to the all new SignalTEK® CT from IDEAL Networks however, what was once the time-consuming task of creating a test report, can now be generated digitally, in an instant.

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Top Cabling Tips for Cable Installers in 2016

Top Cabling Tips for Cable Installers in 2016

01/27/2016

With the age of mobile devices fully upon us and every office, home and public establishment now offering Internet access, stable connectivity with high performance is vital in order to keep up with demand in 2016.

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IDEAL Networks Launches New Website for Canada

IDEAL Networks Launches New Website for Canada

01/26/2016

A new website from IDEAL Networks will make it easier for data cable installers and IT professionals in Canada to search products, view product animations, build quotes and find prices in their local currency.

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Efficient Network Testing with New NaviTEK NT from IDEAL Networks

Efficient Network Testing with New NaviTEK NT from IDEAL Networks

01/18/2016

IDEAL Networks has launched a new series of NaviTEK® NT network testers, designed to help networking professionals quickly pinpoint and solve issues for both copper and fiber optic cabling.

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IDEAL Networks joins NBASE-T Alliance

IDEAL Networks joins NBASE-T Alliance

01/12/2016

IDEAL Networks, manufacturer of cable and network testers, has joined the NBASE-T Alliance, an industry-wide consortium that works to promote the development of 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) over twisted pair copper cabling (2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T), through promotion of the IEEE 802.3bz standard, amongst other activities.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM IDEAL NETWORKS: A ROUND UP OF 2015!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM IDEAL NETWORKS: A ROUND UP OF 2015!

12/17/2015

It’s been a productive and inventive 2015 for IDEAL Networks. From launching innovative new data cable and network testers to attending influential events and giving our website a fresh face-lift, it's been all hands on deck...

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IDEAL Networks Presents ‘Pick and Mix’ Cable Certifier Solution

IDEAL Networks Presents ‘Pick and Mix’ Cable Certifier Solution

12/10/2015

The all new online Quote Builder from IDEAL Networks enables network cable installers to easily select a LanTEK® III cable certifier package that meets their specific job requirements, helping to drive down purchase costs.

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IDEAL Networks Launches Innovative New Cable Certifier LanTEK III

IDEAL Networks Launches Innovative New Cable Certifier LanTEK III

11/20/2015

IDEAL Networks, global manufacturer of innovative data cable and network testers have introduced LanTEK III - a new cable certifier that helps reduce cost and increase productivity when installing cabling.

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IDEAL AnyWARE App Streamlines Cable and Network Testing

IDEAL AnyWARE App Streamlines Cable and Network Testing

09/16/2015

Article published in Electrical News, September 16th.

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AnyWARE™ App to Streamline Cable and Network Testing

AnyWARE™ App to Streamline Cable and Network Testing

09/14/2015

We have launched a new mobile app, IDEAL AnyWARE™ that will allow users to send their test reports to colleagues and clients anywhere.

Click here to go to the AnyWARE page.

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Troubleshooting networks in an increasingly complex LAN environment

Troubleshooting networks in an increasingly complex LAN environment

08/01/2015

Varying transmission speeds, media and services can make troubleshooting more difficult and time consuming. The right tools for the job are key. 

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Certifier reports as simple as 1-2-3 with IDC (IDEAL Data Center)

Certifier reports as simple as 1-2-3 with IDC (IDEAL Data Center)

05/14/2015

We have released an update to our IDEAL DataCENTER (IDC) software which allows users of LanTEK® II and FiberTEK® FDX cable certifiers to easily manage test data and generate certification reports in 3 simple steps.

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An introduction to transmission testing in the LAN environment

An introduction to transmission testing in the LAN environment

09/29/2014

New test equipment puts the capabilities once used exclusively used by WAN engineers into the hands of LAN cabling installers and systems integrators.

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Events Calendar

CEDIA Expo 2015

CEDIA Expo 2015

10/14/2015 - 10/17/2015
IDEAL Networks at Light & Building 2016

IDEAL Networks at Light & Building 2016

03/13/2016 - 03/18/2016

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