MicroScanner™ Cable Verifier Series
The technician’s tool for installing and troubleshooting Ethernet devices.
MicroScanner PoE Capabilities:
- Quickly determine if a problem is caused by a bad or unconnected cable, insufficient power, or a Powered Device (PD).
- Ethernet Alliance Certified to IEEE-802.3™ standards for reliable multivendor interoperability
- 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 ++)
- 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.
- Validate and troubleshoot your Industrial Ethernet copper cabling
- PoE Injector verification - Display injector voltage level View More >
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
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.”
|Twisted Pair (RJ-11, RJ-45)|
|Length / Distance to Fault||✓||✓|
|Length / Distance to Fault||✓|
|Reports Maximum Power Class||✓|
|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||✓||✓|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Models & Accessories
Microscanner PoE with carrying case
MicroScanner2 and MicroScanner PoE Specifications
Specifications apply at 23 °C (73 °F), unless otherwise noted.
32 °F to 113 °F (0 °C to 45 °C)
-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
IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition
4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m
Shielded 8-pin modular jack accepts 8-pin modular (RJ45) and 4-pin modular (RJ11) plugs. MicroScanner2: F-connector for coaxial cable.
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)
Monochrome LCD with backlight
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.
Generates Intellitone™ and normal analog toning signals
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
Cable types tested
Twisted pair: UTP, FTP, SSTP
Coaxial (MicroScanner2): 75 Ω, 50 Ω, 93 Ω
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.
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.
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.
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