Fluke Networks Announces Support for GameChanger Cable Testing

The Paige Datacom cabling solution, designed to exceed the reach of traditional category cable, can now be certified by the Fluke DSX CableAnalyzer.

EVERETT, Wash. — Fluke Networks and Paige DataCom announce that the Fluke Networks DSX CableAnalyzer Series, a leading cabling certification platform, now supports performance testing of Paige’s GameChanger cable.

GameChanger is said to be designed to significantly exceed the reach of traditional category cable and was recently verified by UL to deliver 1 Gbps performance and PoE+ more than 200 meters.

“We’re excited that Fluke Networks is bringing this world-class testing and certification capability to GameChanger cable,” says David Coleman, vice president of business development for Paige Electric Co. “Installers can quickly and accurately acquire a certified test result, along with assurance that the GameChanger cable is performing as expected. 

Reports from the DSX CableAnalyzer can be used to certify performance of the installed cabling and to qualify for Paige’s 25-year warranty, according to the announcement.

“It is not possible to test extended length channels filled with repeaters and transceivers. We believe this will finally provide a means to certify extended length channels for documentation and compliance purposes,” Coleman adds.

The test, which takes under 11 seconds, is available on all Fluke Networks DSX models as part of version 6.0 or higher of the DSX CableAnalyzer Series software. Customers with older DSX Series products can obtain the latest version at no charge.

Support is also currently available in Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live certification management service, which reduces errors through remote programming of the testers and cuts reporting time with uploading of results over WiFi and one-click certification reporting, the company says.

The GameChanger cable from Paige is designed to be an easy, fast and inexpensive way to take networking infrastructure well beyond the 100-meter limit, according to the company.

It can eliminate intermediate IDF requirements and the need to install repeaters or transceivers, which are costly and introduce additional points of failure.

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