The DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer™ is the copper certification solution and is part of the Versiv™ cabling certification product family. The Versiv line also includes fiber OLTS certification, and OTDR modules. Versiv is designed around the revolutionary ProjX™ management system and Taptive™ user interface. ProjX tracks jobs, to ensure they’re done correctly the first time, eliminating rework. With the Taptive user interface, instrument set-up and operation are made so simple, even operators with limited cabling skills can successfully test and troubleshoot a system. Analysis of measurement data and professional test reports are easy using the familiar LinkWare™ management software. This all results in gaining systems acceptance faster – meaning you get paid faster.
The DSX CableAnalyzer copper test solution enables testing and certification of twisted pair cabling for up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployments and will handle any cabling system whether it is a Cat 5e, 6, 6A or Class FA. Certifying a cable is one part of a process that starts with system design and ends with system acceptance. The faster that process goes, the more profitable you’ll be. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that slow the process down – setting up the tester incorrectly, testing to the wrong limits, waiting for skilled technicians to analyze and troubleshoot failures, misinterpretation of results, and producing test reports that customers can not understand.
As part of the Versiv cabling certification product family, the DSX CableAnalyzer provides accurate, error-free certification. In the installation business there are multiple teams, varying media types and multiple testing requirements. The difference between profitability is just a few percentage points. The DSX certifies copper cabling, complies with all standards including Level V accuracy, making jobs easier to manage, and getting to system acceptance faster. It’s not just for the expert technicians and Project Managers. Individuals of various skill levels can improve the set-up, operation, test reporting, and simultaneously manage diverse projects.
- Versiv enables users to accomplish more than ever with a cable tester, by accelerating every step of the testing process
- ProjX management system eases tasks from initial set-up of a job to system acceptance. It eliminates redundant steps, and ensures that all tests are completed correctly the first time, and every time
- Taptive user interface puts advanced data analysis and easy set-up and operation at the fingertips of of technicians of all skill levels
- LinkWare management software provides unmatched analysis of test results and professional test reports
- The DSX reduces the time required to fix cabling faults with Dedicated Diagnostics, a simple test that locates the problem
- Ten second Cat 6A test time contributes to the fastest way to gain certification
- Graphically displays the source of failures including crosstalk and distance to shield faults for faster troubleshooting
- Manage up to 12,000 test results with full graphics
- Capacitive touchscreen allows quick tester setup with easily selectable cable types, standards and testing parameters
- 1 billion links reported on LinkWare management software
- Compliant with proposed ISO (IEC WG9 Standard IEC61935-1) Level V accuracy requirements to 1000 MHz
- Supports the complete suite of Resistance Unbalance standards needed for Power over Ethernet (PoE) – IEC61935-1 & 11801-1-4, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2
- Next generation balance drafts – IEEE 802.3, TIA TR42.7
Versiv Platform is Ready for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs
Electrically centered plug design is compliant with proposed ISO (IEC WG9 Standard IEC61935-1) Level V accuracy requirements to 1000 MHz with a future-ready design to support all hardware upgrades
The DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer enables cable testing and certification for 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployments – whether it is an existing Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6A or Class FA cabling system, the DSX tests to all industry standards. The electrically centered test plug results in the Level V accuracy designation introduced with IEC to support field testing to Class FA, 1000 MHz. The DSX exceeds the IEC Level V specification with less than half the allowable crosstalk margin, assuring you of higher confidence in results over the full frequency range. Higher performance cabling systems like Cat 6A have less tolerance to interference and less noise margin in general. Additionally complex Alien Crosstalk link-to-link certification is simplified by integrating the measurement capability into each copper module for 10GBASE-T testing.
The DSX is the first field tester to support balance measurements including Transverse Conversion Loss (TCL) and Equal Level Transverse Conversion Transfer Loss (ELTCTL). TCL and ELTCTL are important measurements found in the cabling standards. They define a minimum performance for balance, the key parameter to help determine noise immunity. Industrial network owners/operators are especially interested in this property as it is a key parameter to help determine electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Fluke Networks’ DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer meets the Intertek (ETL) Certification in accordance with the IEC-61935-1 specifications for accuracy Level IV, the draft accuracy Level V and in accordance with the ANSI/TIA-1152 specifications for Level IIIe.
ProjX Management System Manages Complex Jobs with Ease
Manage up to 12,000 test results with full graphics
Managing the testing of multiple jobs with multiple teams, testers, and requirements is time consuming and can be hard to manage. Increasingly larger jobs make project organization more important than ever. The new ProjX management system on the DSX- 5000 provides individual project files for all job specific details to be saved under a simple name. Eliminating the need to re-enter job specific details after starting a project. This minimizes set-up errors or lost files when switching from one job to another or utilizing multiple testers on a single job. In addition, it provides test results by cable ID, merges any changes without duplicates and always defaults to the last copper or fiber module installed. ProjX management system provides real time status to completion on each job with a 0-100% scale and gives the operator the option to isolate any test requiring a second look and helps to assure nothing is overlooked. The “Fix Later” selection creates a punch list or automatic to do list for correcting any workmanship. ProjX enables project managers and crew leaders to be truly efficient.
Taptive User Interface Simplifies Set Up, Eliminates Errors and Speeds Troubleshooting
Capacitive touchscreen allows quick tester setup and supports all standards
Taptive user interface is easy enough for even the newest technician to perform tests across multiple media types and testing requirements. The capacitive Taptive user interface makes all jobs easily accessible from the menu screen. Touch the job you’re working on and the large display confirms the test that needs to be performed, animated instructions simplify setting the tester configuration making correct testing assured.
Performs with Unsurpassed Speed
Ten second Cat 6A test time and the fastest way to submit your certification results
No tester offers so much speed for so many tests. Complete copper certification to Cat 6A in 10 seconds or certify two fibers at two wavelengths in both directions in just 3 seconds. Endorsed by cabling vendors worldwide assures that Versiv is the fastest way to project completion and system acceptance. Quickly get a Pass or Fail result and easily review individual test parameters by value or drill into specific area on a graph.
Troubleshoot Like an Expert
Graphically displays the source of failures including crosstalk and distance to shield faults for faster troubleshooting
The DSX reduces the time required to fix cabling faults with Dedicated Diagnostics, a simple 1 button test runs all tests and saves all data. The graphical results screen allows you to look down the cable to see exactly where any cross talk, return loss or shield faults are happening on any given link. Previous testers had frequency limits of their diagnostic capabilities of up to 250 MHz only, but the DSX CableAnalyzer has no limitation. This common view is easily interpreted by novice and expert users alike to isolate and act on any failed results quickly and is stored with the test result for remote analysis.
Shield continuity historically is a direct current- DC measurement -with no distance to fault available. The DSX CableAnalyzer is the first field tester to report distance to shield integrity issues using a patented A.C. measurement technique. This is especially important in datacenters. Other testers will show the shield connected even when it isn’t, because the racks in a datacenter are common grounded. Other testers may tell you there is a break in a shield, but not pinpoint the exact location giving no indication of where to start rework.