NaviTEK NT network testers from IDEAL Networks (www.idealnetworks.net) are helping technicians work more productively thanks to a comprehensive new suite of testing and troubleshooting functionalities. Simple to set-up and use, the testers can quickly pinpoint and solve issues in both copper and fiber optic cabling. Assisting the technician is a large built-in screen that displays useful information including test summaries and at-a-glance network snapshots.
Dan Payerle, Business Unit Manager, IDEAL Networks, explains: “Our NaviTEK NT was developed to respond to the real challenges that technicians and installers face when conducting network testing. It is not only compact, flexible and functional for a range of needs, but it can be easily connected to a network using copper or fiber interfaces, adding to its versatility and value. With one push of a button it can detect services such as ISDN, POTS and PoE, plus perform wire mapping including length measurement.”
The NaviTEK NT measures just 6.9″ x 3.1″ x 1.6″, so it easily fits into tight spaces where network cabling is often located. Previously, laptops and other types of bulky computer systems were used to troubleshoot networks, yet both take up valuable working space in already cramped connection points. Laptops also create the need for extra cables which contribute to an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous workplace. Not so with the NaviTEK NT.
Said Payerle: “This tester provides technicians with a convenient and more efficient alternative to network troubleshooting using a laptop, as well as a faster way of detecting link and IP information.”
Other NaviTEK NT features include:
• Autotest for quick and easy initial testing
• Netscan to display all IP and MAC addresses on the user’s network
• Network Probe, which gives a visual illustration of the user’s network.
Once tests are complete, results can be downloaded from the NaviTEK NT to an Android or Apple mobile device via the free IDEAL AnyWARE wireless app. Technicians can share finished PDF reports with colleagues and clients without ever having to involve a laptop or computer.