CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today AEM announced that the TestPro Multifunction Cable Tester has obtained ETL certifications for testing Category 8 cabling systems from the internationally reputed agency Intertek. With a six second CAT 6A certification test, TestPro is the fastest field tester on the market today. “Randomly selected samples of TestPro have been confirmed by Intertek to meet the ANSI/TIA-1152-A (level 2G) and IEC 61935-1 (draft level VI) standards for cable certification testers,” said Antoine Pelletier, Project Engineer, ICT Equipment, Wire & Cable Performance at Intertek.

TestPro can also qualify Multi-Gig link speeds up to 10GigE and verify loaded Power over Ethernet (PoE++) up to 90W. With testing for all three of these essential core functions in one simple, economical platform, cable contractors and those responsible for deploying IoT connected devices can quickly understand the problem’s source. This has never been more important with the proliferation of network connected IoT devices that require more from the digital network infrastructure.

As an example, 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 TIA standards, 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.

“Digital transformation is having a huge impact on today’s networks and the demand for more bandwidth is driving increased use of Multi-Gig Ethernet over copper cabling. In addition, sophisticated PoE devices like multi-sensor cameras, Wave 2 Wireless APs, building security systems and more are turning the network switch into a power distribution center,” said Harshang Pandya, General Manager of Test and Measurement at AEM International. “With the TestPro, contractors and network owners can quickly and accurately certify the cable, qualify link speed and validate PoE++, which are all critical components to test in today’s digital infrastructure.”

The test and measurement solutions developed by AEM include the TestPro and the Mixed Mode Multi-Port Vector Network Analyzer (MMVNA). These solutions were designed and developed by a team with more than four decades of test and measurement experience for both field use, and manufacturing and lab environments. Key highlights of TestPro include:

Cable Certification

-- Industry’s fastest complete CAT 6A certification test at 6 seconds including TCL and return loss location troubleshooting -- Certify CAT 5e - CAT8 -- Live Wiremap and cabling diagnostics including distance to fault

PoE++

-- Uniquely able to measure impact of PoE on network link performance with simulations of traffic generation and sustained power load testing -- DC Resistance Unbalance -- Verify loaded PoE++ for 802.3 af/at/bt (90W) -- Reporting of PSE configuration and powered pairs -- Reporting of Voltage/Current/Real Power

Multi-Gig

-- Autotest qualifies which link speeds are supported with pass/fail indication of 1/2.5/5/10GigE data rates, even under sustained PoE++ load -- Per pair Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and Bit Error Rate (BER) reporting against default or user-defined limits -- Integrated traffic generation and loopback to stress test cable links

“The TestPro’s ability to provide fast cable certification combined with in-depth PoE validation capabilities and Multi-Gig link speed testing helps our technicians to run more tests in less time. The faster they test each cable run, the more runs they get installed per day, which means more take-home pay,” said Steve Kanne, Founder and VP of Business Development at Prime Communications. “Furthermore, the device’s ability to provide our security technicians with visibility into how the Power Source Equipment (PSE) is configured and if the proper level of power is available at the jack has saved countless hours of troubleshooting time and finger pointing. It allows us to immediately understand where the issue is and correct it, rather than replacing something that may not be broken. The price of the TestPro combined with the functionality make this tester a win-win for our business.”

The TestPro is available now and pricing starting at $2,000 USD. Contact us at customercare@aem-test.com. Modules to support singlemode and multimode fiber optic testing will be available later this year.

About AEMAEM’s test and measurement solutions include high-performance handheld network testers and vector network analyzers. Their solutions are highly modular and suited to both field and manufacturing environments. AEM also provides automated handling for the most advanced chip manufacturers in the world helping to deliver many of the most successful products in the 5G economy including microprocessors, IoT devices, mobile communications and wearable, and solar cells to name a few. AEM’s United States headquarters is in Chandler, Arizona. For more information, visit www.aem-test.com.

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