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Ideal’s SignalTEK NT comes with wireless hotspot


November 3, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


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November 3, 2015 – Ideal Networks has released the next generation of its industry-standard SignalTEK copper and fiber network transmission tester: the new SignalTEK NT.

New functionality allows the SignalTEK NT it to automatically generate reports in PDF or CSV format that can be customized with company and operator details, Ideal Networks says. Once the report is complete, the field technician can activate SignalTEK NT’s built-in wireless hotspot to transfer reports to their mobile devices with the IDEAL AnyWARE app. These reports can then be sent to clients and project managers by email, ftp or cloud storage.

Unlike conventional testers the SignalTEK NT sends real Ethernet data frames through the cabling and to network devices to compare the error rate against the IEEE802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard, ensuring a standards-based Pass/Fail of the link being tested, Ideal explains.

The product is available with a MSRP of $2250 (US). Customers who have previously purchased SignalTEK II & SignalTEK II FO models can upgrade their tester for the Ideal AnyWARE app by purchasing the approved USB Wi-Fi adapter (Edimax EW-7811Un) and downloading the latest software.