IDEAL Networks Upgrades SignalTEK Network Transmission Tester by Adding Wireless Connectivity

SignalTEK NT is completely mobile, and its new functionality allows it to automatically generate reports in PDF or CSV format.

SYCAMORE, Ill. — IDEAL Networks has unveiled the next generation of its SignalTEK copper and fiber network transmission tester: the new SignalTEK NT.

Key features include: gigabit performance testing on passive cabling and active networks; generation of PDF test reports to IEEE 802.3ab standard; simulation of VoIP/CCTV/Web/IP video network traffic; testing of connection speed, port ID, ping, traceroute, IPv4/IPv6; and support of IDEAL AnyWARE App.

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SignalTEK NT is completely mobile. New functionality incorporated allows it to automatically generate reports in PDF or CSV format that can be fully customized with company and operator details. Once the report is complete, the field technician can activate SignalTEK NT’s built-in wireless hotspot to transfer reports to their mobile devices with the IDEAL AnyWARE app.

Unlike conventional testers the SignalTEK NT sends real Ethernet data frames through the cabling and to network devices to compare the error rate against the IEEE802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard, ensuring a clear standards-based Pass/Fail of the link being tested. By providing greater agility in support of unique network scenarios — simulating actual VoIP, CCTV, web traffic or IP video services — it lets technicians comprehensively test and document that networks will provide flawless data transmission of that application. This testing capability is especially useful prior to adding new IP devices as it ensures that the network has enough capacity without degrading existing performance or requiring expensive upgrading, according to the company.

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