Fluke Australia announces a new family of certification tools designed to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately and profitably achieve system acceptance for copper and fibre jobs.
Fluke Networks’ Versiv is a powerful platform offering interchangeable modules for copper, fibre and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) testing. Versiv cable certification testers also offer new software innovations that speed test time and accuracy, and simplify testing setup, planning and reporting.
Results of a global study of cabling professionals indicate that mistakes, complexity and rework are adding more than a week of labour to a typical 1,000 cabling drop installation, resulting in average losses of more than $2,500 USD.
Versiv cable certification testers have been built from the ground up to combat these growing challenges and go beyond testing and troubleshooting to address the entire certification lifecycle. Its new capabilities help contractors manage the complexities of today’s certification landscape and reduce errors that can threaten profitability.
The new ProjX management system in the Versiv not only lets team leaders set up test parameters to work across multiple jobs and media but also accelerates planning and setup of projects by letting technicians capture consistent test parameters across an entire job, or switch from job to job by simply clicking between projects stored in the tester.
The system also enables up-to-the-minute project analysis and oversight to help speed certification and reporting. If problems are encountered during the testing process, technicians can create a ‘Fix Later’ troubleshooting to-do list for later evaluation by more experienced installers.
An intuitive and instructive touch screen interface elevates the capabilities of less experienced installers and increases the speed of testing and global ISO Level V testing compliance. Features such as wizards that speed setup to the advanced Taptive user interface for navigation and new workflow enhancements combine to make Versiv one of the fastest cable certification testers on the market, while ensuring jobs get done right the first time.
According to Jason Wilbur, vice president and general manager of the datacom cabling installation business unit at Fluke Networks, the company in 2004 introduced its industry leading DTX tester, which was focused on certification testing speed. The DTX model will continue to be offered for customers requiring primarily testing and troubleshooting.
However, customers needing to improve their agility and reduce errors when working across multiple mediums, codes and projects can choose a tester from the Versiv family, which is focused on helping them profitably manage the complexities of certification.