TestPro Advantages

  • Copper Cable Certification Testing – TestPro CV100 has a sophisticated RF measurement engine, able to support up to 3GHz frequency range. TestPro supports all mode combination parameters (including TCL), and exceeds the level 2G accuracy specifications for copper certification testing.
  • Fiber Optic Certification Testing – TestPro's fiber optic measurements provide Tier-1 certification per industry standards as well as customizable limits for both Multimode and Singlemode Fiber Optic premise cabling. Additionally, these adapters include an integrated VFL to provide a quick indication of a break in the wire, as well as an integrated connection port for measuring electrical voltage for hybrid powered fiber applications in support of smart building initiatives.
  • Fiber Optic End Face Inspection – Dirty connectors are most common cause for fiber optic link underperformance. The fiber inspection feature of TestPro allows you to check the cleanliness of fiber end faces in both installation and troubleshooting environments.
  • Scalable and flexible – The TestPro 100 comes with optional detachable adapters that enable a wide variety of test functions to cater to the needs of today's network infrastructures, as well as to easily scale to cater for future requirements.
  • Autotest feature – Autotest is the easiest way to ensure that cabling links will support the desired network rate. It is also fast at 6 seconds including all optional test parameters such as TCL, ELTCL, DC Resistance Unbalance, and more.
  • PoE testing – The AD-NET-CABLE adapter provides comprehensive testing for verifying PoE deployments. It supports all PoE standards including 802.3 af/at/bt and UPOE for reporting of PSE configurationand snf full load testing with reporting of Current/Wattage/Voltage. In addition, it also allows for sustained loading of the PoE source over longer periods to identify hard to find intermittent power drops, through external loads.
  • Multi-gig Link Speed Qualification – TestPro is capable of validating a link to ensure Ethernet can be supported at 1/2/5/5/10GBASE-T. It can perform SNR measurements while under traffic and PoE load, ensuring confidence that a cabling link will support the desired network rate.
  • Network Connectivity Testing – TestPro can connect to a live Ethernet network through the 10/100/1000 network interface connector, or via WiFi (Edimax EW-7822ULC Wi-Fi USB adapter required). Once connected, TestPro will auto-discover connected devices on the network. You can Ping any other device to verify connectivity with traceroute and measure latency.
  • Wi-Fi Testing – TestPro can auto-discover all 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi SSIDs and their associated RSSI values (received power level). This is helpful in discovering Wi-Fi "dead zones" and checking Wi-Fi connectivity with optional Edimax EW-7822ULC Wi-Fi USB Adapter.
  • Industry's Best Warranty – All TestPro CV100's come with a full 2-year warranty from date of purchase – double what competitors offer and proof of our confidence in the quality and reliability of our instruments.

The changing landscape of enterprise cabling demands more from the test equipment you rely on. TestPro Multifunction Cable Tester is a versatile solution purpose-build, to quickly and easily ensure infrastructure readiness across smart building technologies in a cost effect way. TestPro offers the most expansive feature set of any other test equipment available to provide you with test capability across broad network typology.

Certify twisted pair cable for CAT5e - CAT 8 Level IIG
Industry's fastest CAT6a Autotest at 6 seconds
Certify Singlemode and Multimode fiber optic cable
Integrated voltmeter validates hybrid powered fiber
Integrated visual fault locator (VFL) identifies breaks in the link
Validate actual PoE load in conformance with IEEE 802.3 af/at/bt/UPOE
Qualify Multi-gig link speed with easy pass/fail results through standards based Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) measurements for 1/2.5/5/10Gig
Validate Wired and Wireless network connectivity

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Useful for moves/adds/changes/troubleshooting, TestPro will connect to a live network either through the platform's built-in 10/100/1000 network interface, or through the integrated WiFi interface. Once TestPro is connected, the auto-discovery feature displays connected devices on the network. Ping any other device on the local network or the internet to determine connectivity and latency.

  • Display list of IP addresses for connected devices.
  • Select any IP address to view that device details, MAC address, and more.
  • View Local Area Network details such as Gateway, Subnet Mask, DHCP Server.
  • Use Ping to verify point-to-point connectivity or out to the Internet by selecting pre-defined or custom website URLs and see latency details.

TestPro's auto-discovery will display all detected SSIDs and their associated RSSI (received power level). This is useful in determining if the WiFi network to which a customer is trying to connect has sufficient signal to a specific location.

  • Determine WiFi "dead zones" by checking the RSSI in various locations.
  • Connect to any SSID using the appropriate credentials for that network.
  • Use Ping to verify point-to-point connectivity or out to the Internet by selecting pre-defined or custom website URLs and see latency details.

TestPro's certifier Autotest is a one-button operation that performs all tests required for TIA/ISO standards compliance, in addition to other parameters such as TCL (Transverse Conversion Loss). TestPro also provides comprehensive DC measurements including both pair-to-pair and wire-to-wire resistance unbalance tests. The Autotest also reports distance-to-fault plots based on NEXT and Return Loss time-domain measurements. And all of the tests are performed in 6 seconds for CAT6A channel or permanent link.

Autotest results are saved to memory and can be transferred to the included TestDataPro results management software for collaboration, documentation and reporting.

TestPro's fiber optic measurements provides Tier-1 certification according to industry standards, as well as customizable limits for both Multimode and Singlemode Fiber Optic premise cabling. Additionally, these adapters include an integrated VFL to provide a quick indication of a break in the wire, as well as an integrated connection port for measuring electrical voltage for hybrid powered fiber applications in support of smart building initiatives.

For deployments where powered fiber is being used, TestPro's fiber adapter provides not only certification of the fiber optic cable but also provides you with the ability to validate electrical voltage on the adjacent copper wire in this hybrid cable type. This allows you to measure the electrical input voltage going into a PoE extender that is supplying PoE to end devices, and is a convenience for the technician to have everything needed for testing at their fingertips. Combine that with TestPro's ability to measure actual PoE load (requires AD-NET-CABLE adapter) and you have a powerful solution with a unique set of capabilities that will allow you to verify or troubleshoot across various points in the network typology.

Dirty connectors are one the major problems in fiber optics, causing high connector losses and reflectance. The Fiber Inspection feature of TestPro allows users to check the fiber connectors for contaminants before testing and installation. TestPro has built-in USB Video Class (UVC) drivers than can support any USB Fiber Inspection Scope or Fiber Microscope that uses the UVC driver. Below are examples of clean and dirty end faces taken with this function.

Studies have shown that a large percentage of all cabling faults are related to miswiring. Both main and remote units of TestPro graphically report the end-to-end wiremap instantaneously when a connection is detected. After getting instant view of the wiring fault, the technician can find the location of the fault simply by clicking the wiremap picture. And after resolving the issue, TestPro's Live Wiremap reporting helps to verify the fix instantly. In addition to 6-seconds CAT6A Autotest, this is another important productivity improvement feature of TestPro.

When a cable is used for PoE, it is important to ensure that DC resistance of all wires is closely matched. Differences of resistance between pairs, or between wires within a pair can cause degradation in RF performance, or excessive heating. TestPro's 6-second autotest includes full characterization of DC resistance parameters, including all combinations of loop resistance, pair-to-pair resistance unbalance, and wire-to-wire resistance unbalance.

While the RF field test parameters mandated by TIA and ISO adequately confirm the cable's standalone performance, more testing is needed to confirm the immunity of the cable in presence of external electromagnetic interference (EMI). EMI is caused by alien crosstalk from adjacent cables, noise from wireless communications systems, or even vehicles driving nearby. TCL (transverse conversion loss) which is a measure of how well the wires constituting a cabling pair are matched and is an important parameter to confirm the EMI immunity of the cable. TestPro measures and reportes TCL from both ends in every Autotest without requiring additional measurement time. That means, a 6-second CAT6A Autotest includes TCL measurement. By default, TCL is reported as an information-only measurement and not included in pass/fail result.

The use of Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) is growing fast for connecting IoT sensors and other devices. TestPro is the first and the only cable certifier enabling testing of Single-pair Ethernet systems. TestPro also allows specifying limits for SPE based on current IEEE specifications.

Industrial networks and some cross campus links use longer cable lengths than the 100m specifications from TIA or ISO. IEEE has started a new project to specify parameters for long cables including long single-pair cables. TestPro is the only cable certifier that has the capability to test cables as long as 1,000 m (1 km). For long cables, the RF performance at lower frequencies is very important. TestPro measures RF parameters down to 100 kHz or 0.1 MHz (as against 1 MHz for other cable certifiers).

TestDataPro is a PC based test reports management software that comes standard with all models of TestPro Multifunction Cable Tester. TestDataPro works in tandem with TestPro, which allows you to define projects and categorize test results into logical groupings once uploaded into the database. The database provides you with the ability to collaborate by viewing in-depth test details on-line as well as provide .pdf based printed reports. If you want to combine multiple Autotests into a single report, such as Cat6A, Multi-Gig and PoE.

  • CAT6A Channel Test Printed report

  • CAT 6A Permanent Link Test Printed report

  • Multi-gig and PoE Test Printed report

An ideal network cable pair has 100 ohm impedance along the entire length. In reality, the impedance varies from 100 ohm in different amounts along the cabling link, the deviation being more significant at the positions of connectors. RL locator plot provides a view of the cable along its length. The locations of peaks in the RL Locator are representative of spots with poor impedance control. When a cable fails autotest, the RL locator helps determine the location along the cabling link that is most likely to have caused failure. This is a great aid for trouble-shooting. With accurate location information of the problem spot, a technician can focus on fixing the issue on that part of the cable.

NEXT failures can be difficult to diagnose. They can be due to faulty cable, faulty connectors, or poor installation practices. The NEXT locator plot provides a view of NEXT in the cable along its length. When a cable fails autotest, the NEXT locator helps determine the location along the cabling link that is most likely to have caused failure. Typically you will the highest NEXT at a connection point, but sometimes if you see NEXT is high all along the cable, that is the culprit. With NEXT Locator, NEXT failures soon turn into NEXT passes!

In the traditional enterprise network installation, the primary objective was to provide cabling channel from the computers in the work-area to the telecom room. This is almost always achieved with: •permanent link consisting of wall-mount jacks at both ends of the cabling •Patch-cords to connect networking end-points to wall-mount jacks at both ends, wherein the entire cabling including the patch-cords (but not the plugs at the end-point connections) is referred to as channel.Increasingly, the networking end-points are devices other than computers, and connecting them calls for adaptation in cabling topology. Devices such as IP security cameras have built-in jack for network connection. In order to cater to installation of these devices, a new topology is now accepted by the standardization bodies. This new topology, Modular Plug Terminated Link ("MPTL") is a variation of permanent link where one of the ends is terminated into a plug. In order to test MTPL links using TestPro, attach a CAT6A permanent link adapter to the main TestPro unit and a Cat6/CAT6A patch-cord adapter to the remote TestPro unit (you can also interchange these adapters between the main and remote units). Now perform a standard permanent link test or using a vendor-suggested customised limit. Note: Optional adapters neededAD-6A-PCORD and AD-6-PCORD adapter pairs.

TestPro provides the most comprehensive test functionality for verifying PoE deployments. All PoE standards to include 802.3at/af/bt are supported up to 90W. The PoE source is tested with actual load connection. TestPro offers the unique ability to test internal and external load test over a sustained time period to validate the maximum power a PoE device can support. TestPro will also check that the cable installation meets the required power to turn on a PoE devices. If users want to test end to end connection wit a midspan, enable AC Wiremap function.

In addition to operational tests on PoE, the tester enables characterization of cabling links for resistance unbalance parameters in accordance with the latest TIA 1152A standard for certification testing.

When performing a PoE test, a remote tester is not needed as you are testing directly into the switch. In this case, you mayconvert your Remote tester into a Main under Setting/Device Type and deploy each tester individually to perform these tests.

  • PSE detection
  • Voltage: Voltage drawn by the PD
  • PSE Type: 1-2, 2, 3-4, and 4 –different types have different allocated power
  • PD Class: 0-8 –different classes have different allocated power
  • PoE Cable airs: Cable pairs used to transmit electrical power
  • Allocated Power: Power allocated for the PD
  • Real Power: Power when internal load is used

  • Internal and External Load Tests:
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Real Power: The power consumed when TestPro uses internal component to test the actual power coming out of the PoE device.

TestPro validates a cabling link for high performance Ethernet standards including 1 / 2.5 / 5 / 10GBASE-T. End-to-end Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) measurement provides a quick and objective assessment of link performance under network load condition. The Autotest feature of the TestPro is the easiest way to ensure that a cabling link will the desired network rate.

Wireless access points (APs) are one of today's most broadly deployed IoT devices and 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless APs require 2.5 and 5 GigE backbone speeds to run at maximum performance. Additionally, these devices can be PoE powered and by the nature of the link speed, require all four pair to be terminated. TestPro can certify the cabling infrastructure in accordance with TIAstandards, verify link speed in accordance with IEEE 8023.bz specific to 1 / 2.5 / 5 / 10GigE, and verify loaded PoE++ in accordance with IEEE 802.3bt to 90W including DC resistance measurements.

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