Test & Measurement
Ideal Networks updates NaviTEK NT for faster troubleshooting
By Renée Francoeur
August 31, 2016 – Ideal Networks‘ NaviTEK NT network testers are designed to help technicians pinpoint and solve issues with fast detection of link and IP information, as well as the ability to detect services like ISDN, POTS and Power over Ethernet.
A test mode selection has been introduced to the start screen, allowing users to choose between Auto-detect, Cable, Switch and Network, reducing auto detection time by up to 13 seconds, according to Ideal Networks. The company says the discovery time for port identification after plugging into a network has also been reduced by up to 80%.
In addition, the NetScan function (which detects number of connected devices in the network sorted by IP and MAC address) can now be done in under 4 seconds when using IPv4, Ideal Networks adds.
The NaviTEK NT will now indicate a Pass or Fail when testing fibre cabling. Clear colour coded onscreen indications of Pass (Green) and Fail (Red) have been introduced to help technicians judge optical Rx power level.
The device will also now display LLDP/CDP port information when connected due to its passive testing mode.