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Fluke Networks unveils DSX CableAnalyser adapter for industrial Ethernet

Structured cabling vendor Fluke Networks , has announced the availability of an M12-X adapter for its DSX CableAnalyser family of network cabling certification tools . The M12-X is a standardised connector designed for harsh Ethernet environments , supporting communication rates up to 10 Gigabits per second .

According to the company , the new adapter allows the DSX Series to connect to cabling systems employing the M12-X connector for the purposes of pre-start-up verification and troubleshooting . “ Research shows that more than half of all industrial Ethernet failures can be traced to cabling issues ,” stated Walter Hock , Vice president and General Manager , Fluke Networks . “ Examples include failed connectors , cable or shield breaks , susceptibility to electromagnetic interference or moisture and cables that don ’ t meet specification or are simply too long . The DSX CableAnalyser series can now ensure that installed cables are suitable for industrial Ethernet environments before machinery starts running or to troubleshoot these problems quickly in the case of failure .”
Michael Verbeek , Senior Manager , Product Management and Engineering , Panduit , added that : “ As a leading supplier of industrial Ethernet cabling systems , Panduit understands the need for pre-start-up testing of cabling systems . Even when customers and contractors use top quality components , variations in the installation process can cause issues ranging from intermittent to total network failures leading to unplanned downtime . Certifying the installed cabling to industry standards during deployment reduces start-up time and prevents costly cabling-related downtime .”
The Fluke Networks DSX CableAnalyser series is part of the industry ’ s cabling certification system , supporting the most extensive variety of in-plant cabling up to and including Category 8 , single and multi-mode fibre and standards from the Telecommunications Industry Association ( TIA ), International Standards Organisation ( ISO ) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers ( IEEE ).
Over thirty cabling manufacturers worldwide have endorsed the DSX CableAnalyser Series for certification of their installed systems . The DSX CableAnalyser Series performs rigorous tests with simple pass / fail results and features extensive diagnostics that slash troubleshooting time . p
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