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IDEAL SignalTEK CT Data Cable Transmission Tester is Cost-Effective Alternative to Expensive LAN Cable Certifiers

Tester confirms that installed links run at Gigabit Ethernet transmission rates

SYCAMORE, IL, May 29, 2014 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for electricians and data communications contractors, today launched the SignalTEK CT, a data cable transmission tester designed for installers and network owners who need to prove that copper cabling has been installed correctly and is capable of supporting Gigabit Ethernet applications to the international standard IEEE802.3ab.

"In today's networking market, data cable installers are looking for proof of performance. After thorough research IDEAL has developed an easy to use tester, that is rugged, durable and delivers proof confirming that the installed links run at Gigabit Ethernet transmission rates," says Dan Payerle, Business Unit Manager, IDEAL.

NEXT GENERATION TESTER

SignalTEK CT is a new generation of tester that is a cost-effective alternative to LAN cable certification. It carries out two primary tests via its Autotest function: a wiremap test and a data transmission test. The wiremap test identifies and locates crossed pairs, opens, shorts and split pairs using its TDR, while the data transmission test performs at 100Mbit/s or 1000Mbit/s, providing 100% load on that link from both sides. This offers users a clear reading if the link really can support the desired Ethernet speed. These tests perform to the IEEE802.3ab standard by measuring if all the frames arrive at the other end of the cable, and is achieved by having two handsets which also allows for one person testing.

The Pass/Fail results are displayed on the screen and can be saved to a USB memory stick for import into PC for later report generation. It is a cost-effective way for installers and network owners to generate pdf test reports that prove a professional job has been carried out thereby reducing the risk of call backs.

CERTIFIER NOT REQUIRED

Historically, contractors installing data cabling or carrying out moves, adds or changes to an existing network have used a cable certifier to guarantee compliance to international cabling standards such as ISO/IEC 11801.However, it has long been known that this level of testing is not always required. Installing networks for smaller business premises or residential properties often simply requires proof that the copper cabling has been installed correctly and can support the Gigabit Ethernet applications that are intended to be run over the network.

The data cable transmission tester has been developed to essentially bridge the gap between verifiers and full-blown certifiers, enabling a more affordable method of testing installations, while ensuring the work is defect-free and documented to meet end-customer's expectations of quality and reliability.

SignalTEK CT comes in a kit with display and remote unit as well as rechargeable batteries, patch cables, power supply, multi-lingual manual and carry case.

For more information, please call 800-435-0705 or visit our website www.SignaltekCT.com.

ABOUT IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Founded by J. Walter Becker in 1916, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries. Over 6,000 items make up the IDEAL family of products including some whose names have become synonymous with their function. Wire-Nut® Wire Connectors, Yellow 77® Wire Pulling Lubricant and T®-Stripper Wire Strippers have found their way into the tool bags of professionals and solidified the IDEAL reputation as an engineer of innovative and trustworthy products.

In addition to serving the needs of electrical and data communications professionals, IDEAL also meets the high power interconnect market needs through Anderson Power Products, the environmental monitoring and measurement market through Casella Measurement, and the telecommunication industry through Trend Communications.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.
708-482-0212
dan@oconnellpr.com

Dorothy Heckle
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-435-0705
Dorothy.Heckle@idealindustries.com

©2014 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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