To support and manage moves/adds/changes to live networks the TestPro CV100 will also connect through the platform's built-in 10/100/1000 network interface or through the optional WiFi interface. (No test adaptors needed) An auto-discovery function promptly displays connected devices or Wireless Access Points. Ping any other device on the local network or internet to confirm connectivity and determine latency. Drill in to discovered devices for more detailed support information.
Auto-test using integrated traffic generation and loopback stress tests cable links and rapidly qualifies Multi-Gigabit link speed for 1/2.5/5/10Gig data rates under PoE load. Per pair Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and Bit Error Rate (BER) reporting against default or user defined limits.
Confirmation of actual loaded PoE characteristics according to 802.3 af/at/bt standards ensure visibility of actual power at any jack where a Powered Device (PD) will deploy. Full reporting of Power Source Equipment (PSE) configuration and powered pairs plus a unique external load test capability for isustained monitoring and identification of intermittent power issues make for comprehensive PoE testing.
When a cable is used for PoE, it is important to ensure that DC resistance of all wires is closely matched. Differences of resistance between pairs, or between wires within a pair can cause degradation in RF performance, or excessive heating. TestPro's 6-second autotest includes full characterization of DC resistance parameters, including all combinations of loop resistance, pair-to-pair resistance unbalance, and wire-to-wire resistance unbalance.
Network professionals responsible for maintaining networks and managing network changes including PoE rollout require information presented in a consistent format that is independent of the network equipment itself. A significant investment in test products is required to achieve this and the TestPro CV100 offers best in class flexibility and performance with a reduced cost of ownership. A range of optional detachable test modules enable a raft of test functions allowing the product to easily both match current and scale to future requirements.
Yes, limited functionality is enabled to allow basic ad-hoc cable certification without the ability to save results. Should this not be sufficient in the future there is always the option to upgrade, adding the full cable certification functionality will create a smart building tester.