HIOKI, represented by Power Parameters , has developed the 3660 LAN Cable HiTester, a handheld cable tester for UTP cables in local area networks. It can easily be used for wire map checks to uncover wiring errors during installation, perform cable length checks to confirm the location of a break in a cable, and make direction checks to confirm connections among multiple cables.
These capabilities mean the 3660 is affordable compared with existing devices, as one unit can perform all three types on inspections.
The cable length check can be used to accurately determine whether there is a break or short circuit in a cable, while the wire map check can be used to check for breaks in the wiring in connectors.
The direction check is useful for identifying multiple cables during expansion work. Combined in one unit, these capabilities make the 3660 an indispensable testing tool for electronic networks, useful not only for the initial installation of LAN cables, but also for future network growth and maintenance.
The 3660 is Hioki's first product targeted at the communications industry. A simple and economical product aimed at technicians responsible for electrical installation work who are already familiar with the Hioki brand.
Hioki intends to gain widespread acceptance of the 3660 among users, and then develop further products in accordance with future market trends.