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Fiber Inspection and Cleaning

Dust - just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. A 1-micrometer dust particle on a single-mode core can block up to 1% of the light (a 0.05dB loss). The only way to know it’s clean is to inspect it before you connect it. And if it’s dirty, it needs to be cleaned with the right tools or you might just make it worse. Know it’s clean with our cleaning and inspection tools.

 
 

Punch Down and Termination Tools

The best installations start with the best tools. And you can get the best tools from one trusted provider – Fluke Networks. Our network installation line encompasses all the essential tools needed for a job done right! From our innovative JackRapid™ punchdown tool to our forged steel constructed D-Snips cable scissors, look to Fluke Networks.

 
 

Fiber Optic Power Meters and Fault Locators

Fiber optic communication systems require the right tools to commission new links and to troubleshoot existing links. Fluke Networks has a wide range of Fiber Optic testing products to help certify that power losses are within standards and to troubleshoot broken and high loss links on single mode and multimode fiber. Fluke Network fiber optic tools are designed to be rugged and reliable, and to get the job done.

 
 

Copper Cable Testers and Tone Generators

Companies expect their twisted pair cabling to work flawlessly, but corners cut during design, installation and testing result in network downtime which translates to wasted resources and lost revenue. This can be avoided by cable installers that are capable of installing copper cabling systems and locating faults quickly. From 100BASE-T to tomorrow’s advanced twisted pair technology, Fluke Networks is the industry’s most trusted partner for cabling testing.

 
 

White Papers

Title
Advanced OTDR Analysis Download
Certifying 10 Gig SV White Paper Download
Choosing Between Optical Loss and Optical Time Domain Reflectometry? Choose Both. Download
Choosing The Right OTDR White Paper Download
Copper and Glass: Securing the Foundation of your 10 Gigabit Data Center Download
Datacenter Virtualization White Paper Download
DC Resistance Unbalance Testing: Easy, Low-cost Insurance For Your Poe Systems Download
EMEA WP: Fiber Optic Encircled Flux Round Robin Testing Download
EMEA wp:Profits in new places Download
Encircled Flux - 2015 BICSI Article Download
Encircled Flux - Why It’s Required Download
Encircled Flux White Paper Download
Encircled Flux- Real Or Imaginary Download
Ensuring the Health of Tomorrow´s Fiber LANs, White Paper Download
Ethernet In A Harsh Environment - White Paper Download
Executing highly accurate fiber measurements Download
Executing highly accurate fiber measurements Download
Executing Highly Accurate Fiber Measurements in a Fraction of the Time Download
Extended Fiber Certification White Paper Download
Fiber Test Best Practices: Tier 1 Certification Download
Fiber Test Best Practices: Tier 2 Certification Download
Fiber Troubleshooting Guide Download
Field Testing Multimode 10Gb/s (and beyond) Fiber Permanent Links Download
Finding your way in the maze of industrial Ethernet standards Download
Inspection and Cleaning wp Download
Reducing Costs Through More Effective Results Management Download
Six Reasons Certification Is Essential White Paper Download
Testing Proves Most Cords Fail TIA Requirements Buyers are not getting what they paid for White Paper Download
Testing Today´s High-Speed Multimode Fiber Infrastructure White Paper Download
The Ins and Outs of Testing Bend Insensitive Multimode Fiber (BIMMF): The Need for Encircled Flux Download
VDSL Bonding Vectoring white paper Download
Voltage Detection Essentials White Paper Download
White Paper: Field Testing Installed Optical Fiber Cabling Download
White Paper: Reducing Costs Through More Effective Results Management Download
White Paper: Standard-Compliant Certification & Best Practices Download
White Paper: The High Cost of A Low-Cost Cable Certification Tester Download
Whitepaper: Cabling Certification State of Industry Download
Whitepaper: How To Find Profits In New Places Download
Whitepaper: Troubleshooting Your Industrial Network Download
Why Certify Data Centre Structured Cabling Download

Webcasts

Title Webcast
Advanced OTDR Webcast View Webcast
Choosing an OTDR WC View Webcast
Delivering Test Reports That Satisfy Your Customers View Webcast
Fiber 10G WC View Webcast
Fiber Hygiene WC View Webcast
Increase Your Cabling Certification Efficiency View Webcast
Increase your Certification Team's Productivity View Webcast
On-demand webcast Inspection and Cleaning View Webcast
Overcome the #1 Cause of Fiber Network Failure View Webcast
The Truths about Twisted Pair Patch Cords View Webcast
TS54 TDR Presentation View Webcast
Updates in testing Category 5e, 6, 6A and the future requirements for Category 8 View Webcast

Case Studies

By leveraging Versiv™ DSX-5000, CertiFiber® and LinkWare™ Live, PowerCom has significantly reduced the time and effort needed to test the systems and provide results to their customers.

Challenge: PowerCOM installs and services a wide range of information and communication systems including; voice, data, Wi-Fi, security and monitoring at a variety of both indoor and outdoor locations. With over 80% of employees working in the field on multiple client sites, delivery of test results to the PowerCOM office and/or client is often challenging. Historically, the process to set up test equipment and compile results has been manual and time intensive for both field and administrative staff. Additionally, some customers desired more frequent and periodic delivery of detailed test results, rather than only upon project completion. To address these issues, PowerCOM required a solution that could help their technicians and administrative staff be more efficient, as well as readily and more easily share data with their customers.

Results: By leveraging Versiv™ DSX-5000, CertiFiber® Pro and LinkWare™ Live, PowerCom has significantly reduced the time and effort needed to test the systems and provide results to their customers. Instead of requiring the field technicians to set-up test parameters and commute to the office to deliver/review the test reports, these tasks can be done remotely through the cloud. By leveraging LinkWare Live, PowerCom technicians can complete jobs faster, ensure test accuracy and reduce the potential for rework.

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ECR Informatique

Fluke Networks is pleased to announce that ECR Informatique, a leading company in the cable installation market, acquired the new Versiv platform, now with a fleet of 7 cable certifiers with DSX-5000 replacing DTX-1800 in order to consolidate its position and deployment in structured cabling solutions systems at both DataCenters and horizontal cabling levels.

Created in 2001 and located in Calvados (France), ECR specializes in cable installation of all types of local area networks (copper, fiber, wireless, laser) in standard or special environments or subject to manufacturers certifications. ECR acts on behalf of businesses, local communities, public and private institutions (education, health...) on their main site or remote facilities, and is also a subcontractor for major clients taking charge of large scale projects featuring local networks

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Migrating from the Fluke Networks DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer to the new Versiv DSX-5000 product line was caused less by a challenge and more by an opportunity to adopt a next-generation technology that leveled the playing field against shrinking budgets and project schedules.

Challenge: LanTroVision is a Singapore-based structured cabling and IT network installation company with subsidiaries and alliance partnerships across Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and South America. With annual revenue exceeding $106.8 million USD (S$133.54 million), LanTroVision is focused on continual growth by providing evolving product and service lines that meet or exceed customer expectations. The company has established a legacy of providing best-in-class network and cable infrastructure services, but maintaining this legacy grows more-and-more challenging as customer expectations increase despite shrinking budgets and project schedules. The company is constantly asked to do more with less.

Results: Migrating from the Fluke Networks DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer to the new Versiv DSX-5000 product line was caused less by a challenge and more by an opportunity to adopt a next-generation technology that leveled the playing field against shrinking budgets and project schedules. The Versiv DSX-5000 helps LanTroVision complete cable installation jobs to customer specifications in half the time. It allows them to test all kinds of cables used on the job and maintain maximum uptime in customer networks, all with little-to-no technician training. In addition, the DTX and DSX platforms are interoperable, allowing LanTroVision to make the most of their investments and migrate technologies as their budget and schedule allows.

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Redstone upgraded its entire testing fleet to the new Versiv platform, including 40 DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer units, many equipped with CertiFiber Pro Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) modules and Fiber Inspection Cameras. The company also purchased 20 OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant units.

Challenge:Redstone provides structured cabling and intelligent infrastructure management for IT data center design and implementation, and smart building deployments. The company built a reputation for excellence by focusing on service quality and performance above all else. As its reputation grew, so did customer expectations for getting more with less time and budget investment. Redstone continually seeks any advantage possible in meeting these customer demands. Network testing and certification is no exception.

Results: Redstone upgraded its entire testing fleet to the new Versiv platform, including 40 DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer™ units, many equipped with CertiFiber® Pro Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) modules and Fiber Inspection Cameras. The company also purchased 20 OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant units. Redstone will use these new systems to test installation of more than 250,000 copper links and 25,000 fiber cores each year. Migrating to the Versiv platform saves significant time with each installation, while providing added flexibility through its interchangeable modules for copper and fiber testing.

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Fiber Inspection and Cleaning

 
FI-7000 FiberInspector™ Pro
1-second automated PASS/FAIL certification of fiber optic connector end-faces
 
 
FiberInspector™ Mini Fiber Inspection Scope
Convenient video microscope enables end-face inspection inside ports and on patch cords.
 
 
Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits
The complete solution for precision end-face fiber optic cable cleaning.
 
 
FiberViewer™
Handheld fiber microscope enables end-face inspection on patch cords.
 
 
FiberInspector™ Pro

All mainframe and kit models are retired. Accessories and support are still available. Learn more about the next generation FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro

 
 
 
 

Punch Down and Termination Tools

 
Pro-Tool™ Kits
All the tools you need (in one pouch) to cut, strip, clean and make connections.
 
 
D914™ Series Impact Tools
The versatile D914™ series impact tools include built-in probe pic/spudger and torque capability.
 
 
D814™ Series Impact Tools
The D814™ industry standard punchdown tools make for solid terminations.
 
 
Punchdown Tool Blades
Fluke Networks offers a variety of blades so you can get the job done.
 
 
JackRapid™ Punchdown Tool
Patented jack termination tool allows you to terminate jacks 8 times faster.
 
 
D-Snips™
Cut and strip wires and cables cleaner and faster with Fluke Networks' D-SnipsTM
 
 
Cable Strippers
Cable strippers include double slotted, plenum, round, coax and combo.
 
 
Electrician's Snips
Our Electrician’s Snips are made from high-quality forged steel for strength and durability.
 
 
Modular Adapters
We offer a variety of standard and inline modular adapters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can Wrenches
Our can wrenches allow universal access to telephone boxes and pedestals.
 
 
Cable Splicing Knife
Quickly and easily split cable sheaths.
 
 
Probe Pic
Use our Probe Pic to check for loose or damaged connections.
 
 
 
 

Fiber Optic Power Meters and Fault Locators

 
SimpliFiber® Pro Optical Power Meter and Fiber Test Kits

Simple-to-use fiber-loss tester with advanced time-saving features. Choose from various kits with configurations to meet your fiber verification, inspection, and cleaning needs.

 
 
DTX–EFM2 Encircled Flux Multimode Fiber Modules
Encircled flux compliant Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) for quick multimode fiber certification.
 
 
Fiber QuickMap™
Mulitmode Fiber Distance and Fault Locator
 
 
Fiber OneShot™ PRO
Single Mode Fiber Distance and Fault Locator
 
 
VisiFault™ Visual Fault Locator - Cable Continuity Tester
Visual fault locator cable continuity tester locates fibers, finds faults, verifies continuity and polarity.
 
 
FI-7000 FiberInspector™ Pro
1-second automated PASS/FAIL certification of fiber optic connector end-faces
 
 
DTX Compact OTDR
All mainframe and kit models are retired. Accessories and support are still available. Learn more about the next generation OptiFiber Pro OTDR.
 
 
DTX-CLT CertiFiber® Optical Loss Test Set

All mainframe and kit models are retired. Accessories and support are still available. Learn more about the next generation CertiFiber® Pro Optical Loss Test Set.

 
 
 
 

Copper Cable Testers and Tone Generators

 
CableIQ™ Qualification Tester
Copper qualification tester troubleshoots and qualifies Ethernet network cabling speed (10/100/1000/VoIP).
 
 
MicroScanner² Cable Verifier
Next-generation MicroScanner verifies voice/data/video cable and services with a revolutionary user interface.
 
 
MicroMapper™
Simple verification tester verifies wiremap and identifies faults with LEDs.
 
 
IntelliTone™ Pro 200 LAN Toner and Probe
Digital network cable toner and probe traces and locates cables on active network.
 
 
Pro3000™ Analog Tone and Probe
Pro3000 Analog Tone & Probe Kit tones and traces wire.
 
 
Pocket Toner®
Connect. Detect. Protect.
 
 
Electrical Contractor Telecom Kits
These kits contain essential industry standard telecommunications tools and test equipment.