Test & Measurement
Ideal IENet Pro hand-held tester for industrial ethernet
By Anthony Capkun
Ideal Industries unveiled the IENet PRO industrial ethernet cable tester. Optimized for LAN testing, the tester allows technicians to instantly verify the integrity of two- and four-pair industrial ethernet cables, and to assure proper terminations by detecting opens, shorts, miswires, reversals and split pairs. With its integrated RJ-45 (UTP/STP) and shielded M12 coax interfaces and Profinet formatted results, the IENet PRO is the only hand-held tester, boasts Ideal, specifically designed for this cable type. In addition, the IENet PRO measures cable length and indicates correct wiremap to T568A/B standards for shielded and unshielded cabling. It will also warn the user of voltages on cables, blink network hubs for visual cable tracing, and generate four unique tones to make fault isolation easier.