The NaviTEK II is said to be the fastest, most cost-effective Ethernet Service and Cable Tester for technicians. Today’s complex networks require a modern LAN and Cable Tester to let technicians validate, troubleshoot, and resolve challenges that cause slow network performance and downtime. NaviTEK II includes IPv6, PoE+, VLANs, Trace Route, and advanced color LCD screen to view standard pin-by-pin wiremap capabilities in modern network deployments.
Engineered for rapid deployment with a minimal learning curve, the tool is said to feature a simplified user-interface that lets allows even inexperienced technicians get networks back up and running fast. One reason is its large LCD. Other manufacturers’ testers force techs to read small letters on 2-in. monochrome screens. The new tool has a 3.5-inch color LCD with large fonts and an on-screen keyboard to speed data entry of IP addresses and customer information. Steering through the tester’s full capabilities poses no challenge thanks to a 5-way navigation buttons used for data input, along with an intuitive set of icons. The tool lets users test cabling and network performance using the same RJ45 interface, eliminating need to disconnect the cable from the unit to switch between cable and network tests.
Errors in cable and fiber connections account for 80 to 90% of network problems. Tool capabilities include pin-by-pin wire map, distance-to-fault measuring, and built-in toning and a Smart Remote for more accurate results, all to assure identification, troubleshooting, and resolution of most cable-related problem.
Over the past two years, IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) has gained momentum, especially in government and military networks. The NaviTEK II is said to be the lowest priced tester to offer support for IPv6. IPv6 and IPv4 can be tested using an IP Ping to measure response of DHCP and to assure end-to-end connectivity. In addition, the tool has Trace Route to map network connections and a Netscan mode that auto-discovers IPv6 and IPv4 network nodes.
The tool also supports VLANs (4096 with priority) commonly deployed to address scalability, security, and network management. The tester can be used to verify the correct transmission and prioritization of Ethernet traffic with a specific VLAN ID and priority setting, saving technicians the expense of buying separate VLAN testers.
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