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MicroScanner™ Cable Verifier Series

Next-generation MicroScanner verifies voice/data/video cable and services with a revolutionary user interface.

MicroScanner PoE Capabilities:

  • Quickly determine if a problem is caused by a bad or unconnected cable, insufficient power, or a Powered Device (PD).
  • Information for the Network Engineer to investigate potential switch configuration or malfunctions.
  • PoE  Switch Verification – Determine if a switch port can provide enough power by reporting PoE class (0-8).
  • Powered Pairs – Graphically identifies powered pairs. Including Dual Signature where the switch port delivers power on 2 or 4 pairs (802.3bt or PoE ++)
  • PoE Injector verification - Display injector voltage level
  • Active Switch Detection - Determine if a cable is connected to a switch port and port speed up to 10G
  • Cable Testing – Identify any shorted, open or crossed wires at both ends, length of each pair, and send tones to find cables.

MicroScanner Series Features:

  • Straightforward Interface – Graphical wiremap, length, cable ID, and distance to fault displayed on one screen
  • Multimedia Support – Tests all common media types including RJ11, RJ45, Coax(MS2 only), with no need for adapters
  • IntelliTone Toning – Trace virtually any cable or wire pair with IntelliTone digital and analog toning
  • VDV Service Detection – Verifies today’s media services, including 10/100/1000 Ethernet, POTS, and PoE
  • Oversized Display – Large, backlit LCD makes results crystal clear whether in bright sunshine or a dark closet
  • Magnetic Strap (included in MicroScanner kits) - Allows technicians to keep their hands free and their tester safe from potential drops and accidents with strong rare earth magnet

 

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Overview

Streamlined verification testing 
The MicroScannerTM Cable Verifier series simplifies the testing of voice, data, and video cable. It starts by taking results from what was four different test modes and displaying them all at once – graphical wiremap, pair lengths, distance to fault, cable ID, and far end device.  What’s more, it supports virtually any type of low-voltage cable testing with no need for awkward adapters.  The end result is reduced test time and technician error.  That makes high-quality installations more efficient than ever. 

Rule out service problems fast

Today’s communications technicians have a lot more problems to deal with than just the cabling.  They have to rule out a whole host of potential cable and service issues before determining the cause of a connection problem.  The MicroScanner Cable Verifier series is equipped to answer the question to reduce time troubleshooting. Is there telephone voltage?  What’s the polarity?  Is there an Ethernet switch at the far end?  Is PoE available?  If PoE is available, is it enough to run my device? The MicroScanner Series acknowledges this, giving technicians the vision to verify today’s most common voice, data, and video services. That means faster, more comprehensive troubleshooting.”

 

Comparison Chart
  MicroScanner2 MicroScanner PoE
Twisted Pair (RJ-11, RJ-45)    
Wiremap
Length / Distance to Fault
Coaxial    
Length / Distance to Fault  
Service Identification    
Reports Maximum Power Class  
10/100/1000BASE-T
2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T, 10GBASE-T  
Power Over Ethernet 802.3af 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3bt
Analog and Digital Toning
Optional Remote Identifiers
"I work in many of the Shopping Malls in the Pacific Northwest. Never have I found a more cut and spliced together network environment than a Mall. The MicroScanner² Cable Verifier shows me the pair that has been cut and gives me the distance to that cut so I can go repair that copper line. Saves me hours every time I use it. It is part of any standard field kit I have."
Jacob L.
CIO/CTO/VP of IT
Computer Stores NW
Portland, OR US

 

Streamline verification testing
The MicroScanner2 Cable Verifier presents a revolutionary change in voice, data, and video cable testing. It starts by taking results from what was four different test modes and displaying them all at once – graphical wiremap, pair lengths, distance to fault, cable ID, and far end device.  What’s more, its integrated RJ11, RJ45, and coax cable test ports support virtually any type of low-voltage cable testing with no need for awkward adapters.  The end result is reduced test time and technician error.  That makes high-quality installations more efficient than ever. 

Rule out service problems fast
Today’s communications technicians have a lot more problems to deal with than just the cabling.  They have to rule out a whole host of potential cable and service issues before determining the cause of a connection problem.  Is there telephone voltage?  What’s the polarity?  Is there an Ethernet switch at the far end?  Is PoE available?  MicroScanner2 acknowledges this, giving technicians high power vision to verify today’s most common voice, data, and video services.   That means faster, more comprehensive troubleshooting.

 

Features

PoE Verification

MicroScanner PoE cuts through the confusion of your PoE installation by providing swift and simple PoE verification. The tester detects the available PoE class (0-8) provided by the connected switch in accordance to the latest PoE standards and displays the voltage from passive PoE sources. This information keeps the technician informed on the installations capabilities and improves their work flow and reduces the time spent waiting for information about the connected switch.

Revolutionary Interface

Yesterday’s cable verification testers force users to toggle between up to four different modes of operation to view all test results.  This not only slows the test process, but also causes frustration and leads to high user error rates.  MicroScanner2 has defeated this convention by displaying key test results – wiremap, pair lengths, distance to fault, cable ID, and far end device – all on one screen.  Plus it features an oversized, backlit LCD screen with the power to display wiremap results graphically, which brings unprecedented comfort and clarity to the user experience.

MicroScanner Revolutionary Interface

Multimedia Support

Tired of losing or breaking all the adapters needed for testing the various voice, data, and video media types?  MicroScanner2 makes these awkward adapters things of the past with built-in RJ11, RJ45, and coax support.  Both the main unit and the far-end identifiers can be used to test telephone jacks, Ethernet jacks, and CATV outlets right out of the box.  Just one more way MicroScanner2 streamlines cable verification.

Test patchcords with MicroScanner cable tester

IntelliTone Toning

MicroScanner2 features built-in IntelliTone digital and analog toning to precisely locate virtually any cable or wire pair, regardless of work environment.  Use digital mode to locate high-grade data cabling (Cat 5e/6/6a) in bundles, or at switches, patch panels, or wall outlets.  Digital mode especially performs in environments with high data, RF, or electromagnetic interference.  When coupled with the IntelliTone 200 Pro Probe, it can also be used to verify cable wiremap from either the tester end or the probe end. 

Use analog mode on voice-grade cabling (Cat 3 and below), as well as coax, security/alarm, and speaker wiring.  These cables are optimized for lower frequency transmissions, and therefore are more easily isolated with a low-frequency tone.  MicroScanner2’s smart analog tone eliminates frustrating guesswork locating individual wire pairs during installations by changing songs each time the pair under test is shorted together.  This provides technicians a decisive way to identify individual wire pairs before punching them down or when diagnosing voice transmission problems.


Test network cabling with MicroScanner 

VDV Service Detection

Voice, data, video technicians have a lot more problems to deal with than just the cabling.  They have to rule out a whole host of potential cable and service issues before determining the cause of a connection problem.  MicroScanner2 acknowledges this, giving technicians high power vision to detect today’s most common service problems.   Detect the presence of POTS voltage and verify polarity.  Verify powered 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches at the far end.  Or, confirm proper PoE voltage and pairs.

VDV Service Detection with MicroScanner

Rugged Housing

With all the abuse you put your tools through, you can’t afford for them to be delicate.  MicroScanner2 features a rubber wrap-around holster that makes it the right tool for even the toughest jobs.  Toss it into your toolbox.  It can handle it.  Plus, it now comes standard with a vinyl carry pouch for enhanced protection and convenience.

 

Models & Accessories

 
Models
Model Number/Name Description
MS-POE

Microscanner PoE with carrying case

MS2-100
MicroScanner2 Cable Verifier. Includes MicroScanner2 Cable Verifier with main wiremap adapter, multi-language Getting Started Guide, batteries, and Fluke Networks carry pouch See Photo

 
Kits
Model Number/Name Description
MS2-TTK
MicroScanner2 Termination Test Kit includes: MicroScanner2 Cable Verifier, IS60 Pro-Tool Kit, IntelliToneTM 200 Probe, RJ11 and RJ 45 patch cables, lanyard, quick start guide, magnetic strap attachment, and 9 volt battery, packaged in a deluxe Fluke Networks carry case. See Photo

MS2-KIT
MicroScanner2 Professional Kit includes: MicroScanner2 Cable Verifier with main wiremap adapter, remote identifiers #2-7, IntelliTone Pro 200 probe, shielded twisted-pair RJ45 patch cord, RJ11 patch cord, clip-set RJ45 to 8 alligator clip bare wire adapter, F Coax push on patch cord, accessory soft pouch, (2) AA alkaline batteries, (1) 9V alkaline battery, MicroScanner2 Getting Started Guide, Magnetic Strap Attachment, IntelliTone Pro Getting Started Guide, packaged in a deluxe Fluke Networks carry case See Photo
MS-POE-KIT

Microscanner PoE Professional Kit with Intellitone Pro 200 Probe and Remote ID kit.See Photo

MS2-FTK

Copper and Fiber Basic Technician’s Kit – Includes the MicroScanner (MS2-100) and SimpliFiber Pro (FTK1000) Fiber Test Kit. See Photo

 
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
MICRO-DIT
MicroScanner Kit Soft Carry Duffle
MS2-WM
MicroScanner2 main wiremap adapter
CIQ-RJA
RJ45/11 Modular Adapter
CIQ-COAX
CableIQ Coax Adapter Kit includes F-connector, BNC and RCA connectors
MT-8200-63A
IntelliTone 200 Probe Includes: IntelliTone 200 Probe, RJ11 and RJ 45 patch cables, lanyard, quick start guide, and 9 volt battery
MS-POE-WM

Replacement Microscanner PoE Wiremap Adapter.See Photo

REMOTEID-KIT

Remote ID kit for Microscanenr PoE.See Photo

MS2-IDK27
MicroScanner2 Remote Identifier Kit #2-7
MS2-MAG-KIT
Magnetic Strap Attachment and spare holster
 

Specifications

 

MicroScanner2 and MicroScanner PoE Specifications

Specifications apply at 23 °C (73 °F), unless otherwise noted.

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature

32 °F to 113 °F (0 °C to 45 °C)

Storage temperature

-4 °F to +140 °F (-20 °C to +60 °C)
Operating relative humidity (% RH without condensation)

90 % (50 °F to 95 °F 10 °C to 35 °C)
75 % (95 °F to 113 °F 35 °C to 45 °C)

Shock and Vibration

Random, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2)
1 m drop test with and without wiremap adapter attached

Safety

IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition

Altitude

4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m

EMC

IEC 61326-1

General Specifications

Test connectors

Shielded 8-pin modular jack accepts 8-pin modular (RJ45) and 4-pin modular (RJ11) plugs. MicroScanner2: F-connector for coaxial cable.

Power

Battery type: 2 AA (NEDA 15A, IEC LR6) alkaline batteries
Battery life: 20 hours of typical use
Other compatible battery types: 2 AA photo lithium, NIMH, NICAD
Dimensions and weight (with batteries installed and wiremap adapter attached)

3 in x 6.4in x 1.4 in (7.6 cm x 16.3 cm x 3.6 cm)
MicroScanner2: 10.6 oz (300 g)
MicroScanner PoE: 10.6 oz (300 g)

Display

Monochrome LCD with backlight

Test Modes

Cable test

Measures length, verifies wiremap, identifies remote ID locators, and detects Ethernet ports. MicroScanner PoE also shows HIGH Ω when the resistance of the cable is more than 12.5 Ω. Displays results on one screen.

Tone

Generates Intellitone™ and normal analog toning signals
PoE

MicroScanner2: Solicits and detects the presence of 802.3af compatible PoE (Power over Ethernet) devices
MicroScanner PoE: Solicits and detects the presence of 802.3af, at, bt, and UPOE (Cisco’s Universal Power over Ethernet) compatible PoE devices

Performance Specifications

Cable types tested

Twisted pair: UTP, FTP, SSTP
Coaxial (MicroScanner2): 75 Ω, 50 Ω, 93 Ω

Length test

Range: 460 m (1500 ft)
Resolution: 0.3 m (1 ft)
Typical accuracy: ± 4% or 0.6 m (2 ft) whichever is greater. NVP uncertainty is an additional error.
Calibration: User-settable NVP for twisted pair and coax (MicroScanner2). Can determine actual NVP with known length of cable.
Wiremap test

Detects single-wire faults, shorts, miswires, split pairs, and up to seven far-end adapter IDs. The wiremap is drawn with proportional length to visually indicate the approximate location of faults.

Ethernet port detection

MicroScanner2: Detects the advertised speed of 802.3 Ethernet ports with speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps.
MicroScanner PoE: Detects the advertised speed of 802.3 Ethernet ports with speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 5 Gbps, and 10 Gbps.

Tone generator

Supports toning and cable mapping with a Fluke Networks digital IntelliTone™ probe. Generates four tones compatible with typical analog probes. SmartTone™ feature gives positive identification of cables in bundles when using an IntelliTone or an analog probe.

 

 

Documents

 

Data Sheet

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Copper and Fiber Basic Technicians Kit Data Sheet: MicroScanner2 And SimpliFiber Pro
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MicroScanner™ Cable Verifier Series Data Sheet
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Catalog

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Fluke Networks Products Overview
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4.59 MB
Fluke Networks Solution Catalog
The Guide for selecting and ordering Fluke Network Solutions and Products
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5.58 MB
 

Application Notes

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Statement of Memory Volatility for the MicroScanner2 Cable Verifier
This document describes how to completely clear the product's memory.
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Manual

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MicroScanner Series Users Manual

User documentation

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2.99 MB
MicroScanner Series Getting Started Guide

User documentation

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Manuale d’uso del Serie MicroScanner (Italiano)

Documentazione per l'utente

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4.92 MB
Serie MicroScanner guida introduttiva (Italiano)

Documentazione per l'utente

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Declaration of Conformity
CE certification statement
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Safety Information Booklet, Rev. 1
Safety Information for cable test products
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Demos

Title/Description Demo  
MicroScanner2 - By: Fluke Networks
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MicroScanner² Cable Verifier - Cable Testing: By Fluke Networks
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MicroScanner2 Virtual Demo
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