Brand-Rex, a leading global supplier of structured cabling systems for data networks and a niche provider of high performance cables for extreme environment applications, has approved the LanTEK II series for certification of the installed performance of Brand-Rex 10GPlus, Cat6Plus and GigaPlus structured cabling systems in channel, permanent link or CP link configurations against the published international standards.Ken Hodge, R&D Manager at Brand-Rex Ltd commented: "The new LanTEK II cable certifier is a significant advancement in test technology. In our tests, the LanTEK II proved reliable and consistent in the measurement of both screened and unscreened cabling systems."FiberTEK FDX fibre optic modules enable the LanTEK II to certify multi-mode and single mode fibre to TSB Tier 1 standards.The three new LanTEK II models (frequency ranges of 350MHz, 500MHz and 1GHz) offer faster test speeds, a 10.5cm widescreen display and improved Lithium-Ion batteries, with up to 18 hours of field use. The range makes use of IDEAL’s patented measurement system, which provides reduced cost of ownership by eliminating expensive permanent link adaptors. The unique DUALmode test function enables the user to test a copper link against two different standards with a single Autotest, making it easy to test a link to current standards, as well as measure the performance margin against future standards with higher performance requirements; while adding only one second to the Autotest time. The new FiberTEK FDX modules for certifying fibre links or backbones simply plug into the adapter bay of the LanTEK II certifier. The unique full duplex capability of the FiberTEK FDX makes fibre certification as easy as copper certification. A single strand of fibre connected between the handsets is tested at two wavelengths and in both directions at once. Fibre length is accurately measured as well. Never before has it been possible to measure a single strand of fibre and report the length and all four insertion loss tests without swapping test instruments or connectors!Gilbert Owens, Sales Manager at Ideal Industries comments: "Brand-Rex began testing our LanTEK II series back in July 2009, when we launched it in the UK. The approval demonstrates the high reliability and performance of the LanTEK II, which is now the most technically advanced package available for copper and fibre certification – at a very competitive price."
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