• Advanced wiremapping with TDR fault location
  • Gigabit performance test to the IEEE802.3ab Ethernet standard
  • Automatic generation of PDF reports
  • Report upload to USB memory stick without a PC

MSRP $1,605

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If you install or maintain data cabling, SignalTEK CT® allows you to generate PDF test reports that prove installed links run at Gigabit Ethernet transmission rates.

For installers, this means having a cost-effective way to demonstrate that the copper cabling was installed correctly and is capable of supporting Ethernet applications. By proving real world performance, SignalTEK® CT confirms a professional job - reducing the risk of call backs. SignalTEK® CT also gives network owners the assurance that installed cabling will support bandwidth hungry services like VoIP, IP CCTV and video streaming following moves, adds and changes.

SignalTEK CT automatically generates test reports in PDF or CSV format. Use the free IDEAL AnyWARE™ app from IDEAL Networks to view / send data cable and network test reports to colleagues and clients anywhere.

The hassle of connecting to local Wi-Fi is eliminated to provide a superior user experience, because the IDEAL tester serves as Wi-Fi hotspot.

The IDEAL AnyWARE app is supported by SignalTEK CT and SignalTEK NT.

For instructions on how to use the app please refer to your IDEAL tester quick reference guide or manual.

Customers who have previously purchased SignalTEK CT (R156002) can upgrade their tester by purchasing the approved USB Wi-Fi adapter (Edimax EW-7811Un) and downloading the latest software.

If you are purchasing the USB Wi-Fi adapter from IDEAL US please quote part number "WIFI-ADPT".

Click here for the software.

Click here for the free IDEAL AnyWARE App.

Cable Transmission Tester



Wireless connection to Apple and Android smartphones with the free IDEAL AnyWARE™ app. View your reports on your smart phone before sharing them using your preferred data sharing method including email or file sharing app.


Test Reporting

SignalTEK CT automatically generates test reports in PDF or CSV format. The summary page of each report can be customised to include logo, company and operator details. Choose between 3 different reports that can show either passed, failed or all test reports in each report:

  • Summary
  • Brief
  • Full (see example on the right side)

Fast & Flexible

  • Fast Autotest provides proof of network performance in seconds
  • USB port enables rapid transfer of test results to memory stick
  • Support for shielded and unshielded twisted pair cable including Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6A and Cat 7 (TIA 568A and 568B wiring schemes)
  • Stores up to 5000 tests to accommodate even the largest jobs
  • Ability to identify and trace cables with a compatible amplifier probe (62-164)


  • Automatic generation of PDF format test reports makes documentation effortless
  • User-friendly menu structure for trouble-free operation and minimal training
  • Simple cable naming and job creation enhances on-site productivity


Tests against IEEE802.3ab to assure cable performance against a recognised international standardField replaceable RJ45 contacts eliminate downtime from worn or damaged connectorsRugged design provides protection against knocks in the fieldNo requirement for annual calibration reducing cost of ownership


Testing of twisted pair data cables to demonstrate that the copper cabling was installed correctly and is capable of supporting Ethernet applications to the IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet Standard


SignalTEK CT


1 x SignalTEK CT display unit, 1 x SignalTEK CT remote unit, 2 x Power module (rechargeable), 2 x Power supply with EU/UK/US adaptors, 2 x Patch cables - 30cm, Cat 5e STP, 1 x USB Wi-Fi adapter, 1 x Quick reference guide (English), 1 x Carrying case.

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MSRP $1,605




1 x Active remote set No. 2 – 12

MSRP $386



1 x Active remote No. 1

MSRP $39



2 x Patch cables - 30cm, Cat. 5e STP

MSRP $37



RJ-45 replacement kit - Pack of 10 replacement inserts with extraction tool. We recommend that RJ-45 inserts are replaced after 1000 insertions to ensure reliability

MSRP $134



1 x Active remote set No. 2 to No. 6

MSRP $209



Mains adapter and battery charger 110/220V AC to 12V DC 2.5A with UK, Euro and US

MSRP $120



Battery module for NaviTEK NT and SignalTEK NT including 4 x Alkaline non-rechargeable cells

MSRP $76



Rechargeable NiMH Power Module for NaviTEK NT, SignalTEK NT and SignalTEK CT

MSRP $97



Carry case for SignalTEK CT

MSRP $71



Ratchet Telemaster™


Crimps industry standard Cat 5e/6 RJ-45 (8P8C) and RJ-11/12 (6P6C/6P4C) modular plugs

MSRP $71



OmniSeal™ PRO XL Compression Tool


Patented dual spring clips and fixed top ledge enable this tool to compress more connectors than any other tool on the market

MSRP $84



Technician’s Service Kit


Includes our Professional tools to install twisted pair cables on blocks and data jacks

MSRP $126



PRO Network/Telco Installer Kit


Professional grade tools to cut, strip and terminate twisted pair data cables. Use for Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a data and voice installments.

MSRP $197



Electrician’s Scissors w/ Stripping Notches


Two stripping notches on the blades strip 19 and 23 AWG wires for telecommunications applications

MSRP $18



Punchmaster™ II Punchdown Tool w/full 110 & 66 blades


A professional grade tool used for terminating voice and data conductors to related networking and telecommunications equipment

MSRP $67



Data T®-Cutter


A small and compact yet efficient hand actuated cable cutter with dual curved blades and a shearing cutting action which are recommended for cutting coax and other copper based low voltage cables

MSRP $20



PrepPRO™ Coax/UTP Cable Stripper


Strips a wide range of coaxial cable types with no adjustments or settings required to the tool

MSRP $18



1 x IDEAL amplifier probe

MSRP $69



1 x Edimax EW-7811Un USB Wi-Fi adapter

MSRP $60



Q: If the SignalTEK CT is now a transmission tester, does that mean that the SignalTEK series is a qualifier?

A: All SignalTEK testers are transmission testers. We have been referring to them as qualifiers in the past, but a review of functionalities of our products and those of our competitors have shown that our SignalTEK series is superior to the testers that our competitors call qualifiers.

Q: What is the difference between a "qualifier" and a "transmission tester"

A: "Qualifier" or "qualification testers" try to determine if Ethernet might work on cabling by running an un-calibrated measurement of physical parameters like signal-to-noise-ratio and delay. The problem with those tests is that they a) have no traceable accuracy to international standards and therefore have only a very limited reliability and b) are often only done single sided. The testers give a more or less reliable indication that Ethernet might work, but are not able to prove that. Additionally these testers are only able to perform this limited test on the structured cabling itself, but not through an Ethernet network.

Q: What is a transmission tester

A: "Transmission testers" transmit Ethernet packages according to IEEE 802.3 on a link. By running 100Mbit/s or 1000Mbit/s Ethernet at 100% load on that link from both sides of the link, these testers give users a clear reading if the link really can support the desired Ethernet speed. IEEE802.3 specifies a maximum bit error rate for every Ethernet speed. By running Ethernet packets bidirectional over a link, transmission testers are able to clearly determine if the link performs to the maximum bit error rate by simply counting the transmitted and lost bits or packets. Depending on the transmission tester, these tests can be done on the structured cabling, but also on a live Ethernet network.

Q: Which tester should I use if I require transmission tests on a live LAN ie including active Ethernet devices?

A: SignalTEK NT.

Q: Which tester should I use if I require transmission tests on structured copper cable only ie no active Ethernet devices.

A: SignalTEK CT.

Q: Which tester should I use if I require transmission test through a WAN?

A: UniPRO MGig1/SEL1.

Q: What software does SignalTEK CT require to generate PDF’s?

A: No software required. PDF’s are generated directly on the tester.

Q: Can SignalTEK CT (R156002) be upgraded to include PDF report generation and the wireless transfer capability?

A: Yes. By downloading the software upgrade from

Q: Which USB Wi-Fi adapters are compatible?

A: The “Edimax EW-7811Un” USB Wi-Fi adapter is the only approved and compatible adapter for the IDEAL AnyWARE app. This adapter is included with the SignalTEK NT (R156003) and the SignalTEK CT kits (R156004).

If you purchase the USB Wi-Fi adapter from IDEAL US please quote part number "WIFI-ADPT".