IDEAL Networks has introduced IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud, a new test management system which the company says will make managing, editing and sharing reports easier than ever for installers and technicians using LanTEK IV cable certifiers.
In terms of functionality, the test management system allows users to organise tests by building, floor, room, cabinet and panel so that thousands of results can be easily and logically viewed and managed. This should make it easy for the project manager to identify specific test results.
IDEAL Networks says that the tool also makes it simpler for technicians to carry out the tests in the field by isolating only relevant test results for display on the LanTEK IV. For instance, the tests relevant to the specific room and floor in the building. This reduces errors as they will not accidentally test cables in another room. Users can easily create complex naming conventions that can be seamlessly transferred as a .CSV file from IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud to a label printer for fast and accurate labelling, saving time on every job.
With the IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud platform, project managers can pre-configure all project information, eliminating mistakes from manual data entry on site, which could otherwise prove costly. As the new LanTEK IV cable certifier now includes Wi-Fi connectivity, field technicians can download the project to the LanTEK IV cable certifier and get testing. With LanTEK IV, all tests up to Cat6A can be conducted and saved in around seven seconds, including any optional measurements such as TCL and resistance unbalance.
For enhanced collaboration, LanTEK IV also offers the Team Viewer Live Support feature, which allows colleagues, cable manufacturers and IDEAL Networks’ Technical Support team to connect to the certifier remotely. Additionally, it includes the WalkMe interactive digital help system which provides proactive guidance every step of the way.
While the cloud system is the new offering from IDEAL Networks, the firm also offers a desktop version. Both the Cloud-based and desktop option represent a progression from the current IDEAL DataCENTER (IDC) test report management system, with more comprehensive reporting, seamless collaboration across devices and time saving features for cable installers and technicians.
LanTEK III and IV users can sign up for the free IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud test management solution at: https://anyware.idealnetworks.net/
Cable installers looking to upgrade to a LanTEK IV certifier and benefit from the IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud are able to take advantage of a special offer. The firm notes that owners of a DTX tester can trade in their existing model for a new LanTEK IV and save up to £3000.