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Platinum Tools® Features Award-Winning Net Chaser™ Ethernet Speed Certifier and Network Tester at ISE 2020

Net Chaser is a Complete Solution to Test & Speed Certify Data-Carrying Capabilities of Ethernet Cables up to 1 GB/S

 

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., Jan. 2, 2020 – Platinum Tools® (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce it will feature the award-winning Net Chaser™ Ethernet Speed Certifier and Network Tester (p/n TNC950AR) during ISE 2020, held in Amsterdam from Feb. 11-14 at RAI Amsterdam, booth #14-K165. Now shipping, the Net Chaser is a Commercial Integrator 2016 Best award winner.

Platinum Tools Net Chaser

“Made in the USA, the Net Chaser Ethernet Speed Certifier and Network Tester offers a complete solution to test and speed certify the data-carrying capabilities of Ethernet network cables up to 1 Gb/s by testing for noise in the network, detecting faults in the cable wiring, and ensuring that cables are able to support the speed capabilities of active equipment,” explained George Jang, Platinum Tools, LLC product manager. “The Net Chaser’s advanced discovery gives the clearest vision of network layout and interfaces between active components, such as servers, switches, routers, etc. All the information is collected, stored, and ready for reporting Ethernet speed certification (Speed Certification to IEEE standards 802.3ab; Cable testing to TIA568A/B). Installers have asked for a tester that validates data cables by testing all the parameters they need to test beyond just verifying proper terminations. The Net Chaser is a proven product that does just that.”

To certify Ethernet speed performance of cable runs, the Net Chaser conducts Bit Error Rate (BER) tests by sending data packets down specified cable runs at defined data rates to check for errors at the maximum throughput of the link. The Net Chaser reports on signal quality that can impact high-speed data transmission by measuring signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Skew measurements report on the signal time delay between pairs that can impact Gigabit data transmission. Finally, the Net Chaser unit provides continuity testing that detects opens, shorts, miswires, split pairs, reversals, and high-resistance faults while accurately measuring distance to faults and total cable length.

Additional features include:

  • Measures and displays length for each pair in feet or meters
  • Clearly displays improperly terminated cables on a color, graphical, wire-mapping display
  • Verifies continuity for RJ45 and coax cables
  • Generates professional test reports with company details and logo
  • Tone generation
  • Testing and ID remotes – up to eight available.
  • ID only remotes (Network and Coax) – up to 20 available

The Net Chaser also includes a comprehensive set of features for testing active network capabilities, including:

  • Measures Power over Ethernet (PoE) to ensure the correct power is available on the correct pins
  • Port Discovery to ensure the correct speed and duplex capability are available
  • Runs ping tests to verify connectivity to IP hosts
  • Discovers network devices using Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) or Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • VLAN discovery
  • Trace-route function displays the path internet packets travel to reach a specified destination
  • Saves test reports and exports to PC’s in PDF or CSV format

Physical features:

  • 5-inch color touch screen display
  • Compact form factor can be used on benchtop, handheld, or hung up
  • 3rd generation rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries
  • Modular cable interfaces
  • SD card for data file transfer of cable tests
  • Field-upgradeable firmware
  • Languages: EN, FR, ESP, DEU, ITA

For additional pricing and more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools LLC, an NSi Industries company, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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