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Ideal Networks future-readies LanTek IV cable tester

July 2, 2019 | By Peter Saunders

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July 2, 2019 – Ideal Networks’ LanTek IV is a new copper and fibre cable certifier designed to provide faster test times.

With the Lantek IV’s touchscreen and user interface, technicians can reportedly conduct and save a Cat 6A test within seven seconds. And the VisiLinq permanent link adapter, with field-replaceable RJ45 tip, allows users to initiate testing and view results without even needing to hold the certifier.

The tester can certify links up to Cat 8, including transverse conversion loss (TCL) and resistance unbalance, and will sweep to 3,000 MHz, providing capacity for future International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) test standards.

“This is not just a ‘re-badging’ exercise, but an entirely new, future-proof approach to cable certification,” says Tim Widdershoven, Ideal Networks’ marketing director.


LanTek IV is available for online purchase directly from the manufacturer and through a worldwide network of distributors.

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