The new Net Chaser™ Deluxe Test Kit, complete with a protective hard case Made in the USA, offers a complete solution to test and speed certify the data-carrying capabilities of Ethernet network cables up to 1 Gb/s.
The Net Chaser™ tests for noise in the network, detects faults in the cable wiring, and ensures that cables are able to support the speed capabilities of active equipment. The Net Chaser’s advanced discovery gives the clearest vision of network layout and interfaces between active components like servers, switches, routers, etc. All the information is collected, stored, and ready for reporting.
The Net Chaser™ Deluxe Test Kit (P/N: TNC950DX) includes everything the technician and installer needs, including:
- Net Chaser Main Unit
- Net Chaser Active Remote
- Protective Hard Case
- Power Supply (2)
- 4 GB SD Card
- Micro USB Cable
- FTP Patch Cable, 12” CAT5e (4)
- RJ45 Port Saver (2)
- Cable Assembly, RJ45 to 8 Way Alligator Clip (2)
- F-Jack to BNC Adapter(2)
- Hanging Strap and Clip (2)
- Hanging Pouch
Installers have asked for a tester that validates data cables by testing all the parameters they need to test beyond verifying proper terminations. The Net Chaser is a proven product that does just that, and the new Deluxe Kit puts everything the installer needs within arm’s length and with protection from whatever the job site throws at them.
To certify Ethernet speed performance of cable runs, the Net Chaser conducts Bit Error Rate (BER) tests by sending data packets down specified cable runs at defined data rates to check for errors at the maximum throughput of the link. The Net Chaser reports on signal quality that can impact high-speed data transmission by measuring signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Skew measurements report on the signal time delay between pairs that can impact Gigabit data transmission. Finally, the Net Chaser unit provides continuity testing that detects opens, shorts, miswires, split pairs, reversals, and high-resistance faults while accurately measuring distance to faults and total cable length.
Additional feature sets include:
- Measures and displays length for each pair in feet or meters
- Improperly terminated cables are clearly displayed on a color graphical wire-mapping display
- Verifies continuity for RJ45 and coax cables
- Generates professional test reports with company details and logo
- Tone generation
- ID only remotes (Network and Coax) – up to 20 available
- Testing and ID remotes – up to eight available.
The Net Chaser also includes a comprehensive set of features for testing active network capabilities, including measure Power over Ethernet (PoE) to ensure the correct power is available on the correct pins, use Port Discovery to ensure the correct speed and duplex capability are available; connect at gigabit Ethernet and run ping tests to verify connectivity to IP hosts; discover network devices using Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) or Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP); VLAN discovery; Traceroute function displays the path internet packets travel to reach a specified destination. The Net Chaser also saves test reports and exports to PC’s in PDF or CSV format.
Physical features include:
- 3.5-inch color touch screen display
- Compact form factor
- 3rd generation rechargeable
- Lithium-Ion batteries
- Benchtop, handheld, or hung up
- Modular cable interfaces
- SD card for data file transfer of cable tests
- Field-upgradeable firmware
- Languages: EN, FR, ESP, DEU, ITA
Net Chaser™ Deluxe Test Kit