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Fluke signs product initiatives with trio of cabling vendors


February 6, 2018  


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Fluke Networks says its Versiv Cabling Certification System now supports Legrand’s line of Clarity cords and jacks and Superior Essex Communications’ LP PowerWise cabling products.

The combined PowerWise and Clarity system are designed to provide improved performance for power over Ethernet (PoE), including the IEEE 802.3bt draft 3.0 standard.

“With support built into Fluke Networks Versiv testers, contractors and installers can expand their service offerings immediately – this will be key as the number of PoE installations continues to increase in 2018,” said Will Byran, vice president, marketing and technology, Superior Essex.

802.3bt PoE will provide up to 100 watts of power to an endpoint, allowing it to power monitors, displays, pan and zoom cameras and video security systems, speakers, building alarms and sensors, security and lock systems, and even PC’s– without separate AC cabling for power.

“With the evolving machine-to-machine, internet-of-things, and transcendent PoE technologies, PoE holds a great deal of promise for network systems and the businesses and organizations that depend on them,” Fluke said in a release.

Meanwhile CommScope’s Systimax link loss calculator will now be incorporated in Fluke’s Fiber Pro Optical Loss Test Set, which is part of Versiv and the company’s LinkWare Live cloud service.

The companies said in a release this marks a transformational change in the certification of ultra-low-loss singlemode and high bandwidth multimode fiber optic network projects in data centres.

The calculator is a tool that accurately computes total link loss performance for Systimax low and ultra-low loss systems. The proprietary test requirements set performance targets that greatly exceed the industry standards, providing superior support for high speed data network applications and architectures.

“Our research has shown that eliminating errors in the certification process leads to significant savings for cabling contractors,” said Eric Conley, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. “By building the calculator into Versiv and LinkWare Live, customers can reduce complexity and ensure that certification is done right the first time.”