TRIO Test & Measurement are pleased to present the new IDEAL Industries LanXPLORER PRO inline gigabit network tester, capable of troubleshooting passive and active LAN connections over both copper and fiber, and featuring a Network Discovery/Verify function to identify all active network devices and compare them against previous device lists.
"Network faults or slow performance can have a direct impact on the profitability of any business, whether a small enterprise or a large corporation," explains Dan Payerle, Business Unit Manager at IDEAL DataComm Test.
"Our new LanXPLORER PRO has been designed to resolve issues quickly to reduce downtime and costs. It is [a] comprehensive network tester with extensive test capabilities, from locating simple cable faults to identifying causes of network slowdowns," he adds.
Aimed at installers, IT administrators, network technicians, system integrators and cable installers, the LanXPLORER PRO inline gigabit network tester cost-effectively meets the testing needs of professionals installing or maintaining IT systems in an enterprise, campus or industrial Ethernet environment.
Additionally, the LanXPLORER PRO inline gigabit network tester can wirelessly connect to LANs via Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g and n), meaning the user does not need to make physical contact with the network.
Devices like printers are often added to networks without the IT administrator's knowledge, and when configured incorrectly these devices can cause problems. The LanXPLORER PRO inline gigabit network tester features a Network Discovery/Verify function that will immediately identify rogue devices and further reduce downtime by comparing a previously stored network device list against the current device list, making any changes easily identifiable.
The inline test capability can also monitor the performance of devices such as PCs, and can identify any devices consuming bandwidth and causing poor network performance. The user can select peak, instant, 30-second or continuous bandwidth monitoring.
Furthermore, the powerful VoIP testing features also help to identify causes of poor call quality or drop-outs by measuring jitter, packet loss, and maximum bandwidth, as well as to identify the network's top ten talkers.
An advanced, best in class wire mapping function also provides cable length and distance to fault information, and can test by pin and pair, displaying wiring faults such as opens, shorts and split pairs.
The LanXPLORER PRO inline gigabit network tester can test Power over Ethernet (PoE) with load simulation to fully examine PoE power supply equipment, or can be used inline to measure power consumption of PoE and PoE+ devices. Network administrators hosting IP network video cameras, which increasingly leverage PoE as a power source, will welcome this functionality.
The LanXPLORER PRO inline gigabit network tester also achieves a high level of test capability, yet is simple to use and easy to understand. Most tests can be completed in just three steps, thanks to a "virtual keypad" for faster data input, a 3.5-inch colour touch screen interface, and an icon-driven menu navigation system. The product is so simple to operate that even a novice can learn in minutes, without any real need to consult the instruction manual.
Results of any test carried out by the LanXPLORER PRO network tester are quickly delivered and easily interpreted via a clear, colour graphical display, significantly saving time when fault finding.
To further assist users there is an internal memory for up to 100 tests and a job manager function for efficient organisation. Additionally, an auto test pre-programmable option makes common tests even easier.
The LanXPLORER PRO network tester can be directly plugged into a wall socket for power, or run off a rechargeable battery pack or standard AA batteries. It is supplied with a convenient carrying case, including a CD instruction manual, quick reference guide, two RJ45 STP patch cables, a smart remote adaptor and six dry cell batteries.
The LanXPLORER PRO PREMIUM version also comes with a NiMH rechargeable battery pack, a power supply with adaptor, and an IDEAL amplifier probe.