NetXpert XG series comparison chart

  

Features

NetXpert XG
PLUS

NetXpert XG
10G

NetXpert XG
2.5/5G

NetXpert XG
1G

Active network test on Copper

Passive qualification test on Copper

Active network test ton Fiber Optic (SM/MM)

Passive qualification test on Fiber Optic (SM/MM)

Maximum speed:

10Gbps

10Gbps

5Gbps

1Gbps

Mainframe unit:

2

1

1

1

Active remote unit:

1

1

1

1

Upgradeable to to NetXpert XG - 2.5/5G

Upgradeable to NetXpert XG - 10G

Upgradeable to NetXpert XG - PLUS

Compatible with ID remote identifiers

Compliant to IEEE 802.3an Standards to support up to 10Gbps

Compliant to 802.3af/at/bt to support PoE/+/++ testing

Compliant to Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac to support Wi-Fi and bluetooth

Generate graphical PDF reports

  

Find out more

Ethernet | Qualifier

The Ethernet protocol is the basis for the pass/fail statement of the qualification devices. By means of tests that are based around the Ethernet transmission system, such as the determination of the signal-to-noise ratio and the delay time between the wire pairs of a transmission path, followed by a Bit Error Rate Test (BERT), qualifiers make their decision about suitable for Ethernet traffic, such as fast or not at all. In addition, there is the power-on test as you already know it from the high-quality wiring testers, such as acoustic cable viewfinders and simple link pulse generators to allow the link LEDs on the switches to flash. They then connect to the network, either via DHCP or fixed addressing. As soon as they are part of the active network, scan, ping and traceroute functions are available for commissioning and troubleshooting. Also important is the possibility to perform PoE load tests according to IEEE 802.3 af/at/bt to ensure the remote power supply of terminal devices.

Copper | Qualifier

The technology of data transmission via copper cables is far from being exhausted. However, the new technologies require a higher quality of cabling. In order to ensure that the existing cabling supports the higher data rates, appropriate tests must be carried out and documented before commissioning. In addition, existing networks must be qualified for the ability to upgrade. Tests up to 10 Gbit/s are already possible in the environment of the latest generation of qualifiers, regardless of the cable category or junction boxes.

Fiber | Qualifiers

Fiber optic cables not only offer a high data throughput, they are also immune to eavesdropping and interference. Fibre optic cables can therefore easily be laid in parallel with other supply lines - electromagnetic interference does not occur. The disadvantage of fiber optic cabling, however, is the cost. They are more expensive than copper cables but have a considerably lower attenuation and are therefore suitable for long distances. But even for short distances in LANs, optical fibers are increasingly being installed nowadays. Especially for the measurement and documentation of optical networks, the necessary measurement technology must be of high quality and future-proof.

To Certify or to Qualify?

Certifiers measure cabling against international cabling standards. Certifiers are commonly used for documentation of new enterprise and industrial cabling installations. Qualifiers test if cabling can transmit wihtout errors a certain Ethernet speed. Qualifiers are often used either in smaller installations , in moves, adds and changes as well as for troubleshooting ethernet and PoE connections.

Application space for Certification and Qualification

Certification Qualification
Large commercial building Small or medium sized office
Buildings within campuses Standalone buildings
Globally networked company building Local courier company office
University, stadium, school Local cafe
When cabling warranty is supplied for new building installation Update existing office and prove network will perform to 1/5/10Gbps
When required to certify by project

When required by customer to provide a report
When required by businesses to provide a report
When certification is not specified

 

What are you looking for?

Certification

Qualification

TIA-568, ISO-11801, ISO-14763 Cabling Standards IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standards
Permanent Link, Channel Link, End-to-End links, MPTL, etc Network speed (NBASET - eg, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1GBASE-T, 10GBASE-T), Network/port/device discovery, PoE load test, Ping, LLDP/CDP detection, etc
Length, Wiremap, Insertion/Return Loss, Near-end Crosstalks (NEXT/PSNEXT), Near/Far-end Attenuation-to-Crosstalk Ratios (ACRN/ACRF/PSACRN/PSACRF), delays, resistance Bit Error Rate Test (BERT), Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), delay skews
MHz (Frequency), dB/dBm (Loss) Mbps or Gbps (Speed)