Validating Cable Performance
Published on : Wednesday 01-09-2021
The LinkIQ Industrial Ethernet Cable + Network Tester solves the hastag1 cause of industrial Ethernet failures.
The Link IQ can be used to validate cable performance to support Ethernet/IP, PROFINET and EtherCAT, using frequency-based measurements. Identifies mis-wired and split pairs on RJ45, M12X, M12D and M8D terminated cables.
The LinkIQ also performs nearest switch diagnostics to identify key network issues and validate switch configuration, eliminating the need of using another device.
Cable testing you trust
The LinkIQ™ is capable of measuring lengths up to 1000 feet (305 m) and provides distance to faults such as opens, shorts, and unterminated cable.
Using the specially designed Industrial Ethernet cabling remote ID allows for a complete wire map of the cable pairs which helps identify mis-wired and split pairs.
The primary cable testing feature of LinkIQ™ is the cable performance test which qualifies the cabling bandwidth from 10BASE-T to 10GBASE-T (10 Mb/s up to 10 Gb/s). It performs these tests via frequency-based measurements.
Network testing you need
Along with the robust cable testing features, the LinkIQ™ also provides detailed information on the nearest connected switch. The LinkIQ™ negotiates with the switch to identify the advertised data rate (up to 10GBASE-T), half/full duplex identification, the switch name, port number, and VLAN info.
In-depth PoE testing
While Power over Ethernet makes installation of devices such as security cameras and access points simpler, a survey by the Ethernet Alliance of over 800 installers, integrators and end users found that four of five respondents experienced difficulties in integrating PoE systems.
To simplify PoE installation and troubleshooting, the LinkIQ displays the pairs where power is provided, including the different power levels and pairs for dual-signature implementations. Further, the LinkIQ will place a load on the connection to ensure that the advertised power is actually being delivered by the switch across the cabling infrastructure.
• Generates Analog or Digital tones compatible with the IntelliTone™ Probe or Pro3000™ to assist in locating cables in a wall or telecommunications room
• Blink Port light on switch to help identify the connected switch port
• Compatible with MicroScanner™ PoE Remote Identifiers for Ethernet outlet identification
• Touch Sensitive gesture-based display
• Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
• Easy Feature and Network Testing Upgrades via USB-C via LinkWare™ PC
• Charging via standard USB-C port