Test for highest network speeds with your qualifier

Order number: 226552

The new NetXpert XG verifies, if cabling channels support maximum transmission rates of up to 10Gb/s, irrespective of the category of cables, patch panels, or outlets installed. NetXpert XG provides a precise statement by automatically performing three individual tests which are combined into an overall test result.

New standards defining data rates up to 10Gb/s are a big challenge for the qualifiers of the latest generation. Particularly cabling for wireless access points has to support the ever increasing data rates. In order to verify if the cabling installed is able to support the increased data rates, operators need to perform adequate testing before commissioning the network, to avoid any unpleasant surprises. NetXpert XG enables you to meet the new challenges now!

LiveLight™: Trend display of optical transmission loss in real time

Endurance test to detect contact problems on fiber optic connectors


  • With LiveLight™ the NetXpert XG-PLUS supports a worldwide unique function for measuring the power loss in fiber optic cables.

  • This aspect plays an extremely important role in troubleshooting. LiveLight™ offers the possibility, after replacing the plug connections or cables, to read the effect in real time on the LiveLight ™ trend diagram.

  • This procedure is particularly helpful when eliminating intermittent faults, because in practice many problems can be traced back to the connectors.

Bit Error Rate test, Signal-to-noise ratio and Delay Skew

By performing a Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) and standardsbased tests as per IEEE 802.3an the NetXpert XG verifies the error-free data transmission up to 10Gb/s. The tests include further parameters that can impact a Gigabit transmission, such as signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and delay skew. Delay skew indicates the signal time delay between the wire pairs used. Excessive delay can result in a serious degradation of transmission performance, making it impossible for the receiver to interpret the data stream correctly. Delay skew, just as the signal-to-noise ratio, are considered to be crucial parameters for a reliable data transmission.



User-friendly operation

Continuity test results of all 8 wires and the shielding are displayed in wire map format in full color, while showing cable faults such as opens, shorts, miswires, and split pairs in a clear and easy to understand way. NetXpert determines the cable length and the distance to faults performing full TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) measurement in combination with a capacitance measurement, for increased accuracy.

Getting results faster

An autotest can be initiated either from the main unit or from the Active Remote, saving time spent for walking between outlets and reducing the overall working time.When troubleshooting, all cable tests can be performed individually, to minimize fault-finding time.


High-resolution 7-inch touch screen

The large high-resolution touch screen display facilitates work
not only in daylight but also in poor lighting conditions, while
the 7" touch screen provides sufficient space to ensure excellent
readability of the displayed test results.

Ruggedized casing with hanging straps

Equipped with hanging straps at both sides, the NetXpert XG allows for one-handed use, leaving the right/left hand free to connect the NetXpert XG to the next cabling channel under test.

Troubleshooting of active PoE++ networks

For the troubleshooting of active PoE++ networks, NetXpert XG additionally offers a comprehensive tool set. This includes load tests for voltage drop to verify stability of PoE supplies, identification of the devices connected to the network, and detection of availability of priority devices. NetXpert XG offers sufficient internal storage even for large projects and, if required, generates complete standardsbased measurement reports containing all the necessary test information. Extensive accessories turn the NetXpert XG into the ultimate multitool – from locating individual cables with the builtin tone generator or the Remote Identifiers, to generating measurement documentation and in-service troubleshooting of PoE++ networks.

Including ports for fiber optic measurements

The NetXpert offers full flexibility regardless of whether you are measuring fiber or copper cabling. Using its available SFP/SFP+ ports, various active fiber tests such as protocol detection (CDP/ LLDP), network ping test and network discovery can be performed. In the area of passive tests, qualification of fiber optic cabling will be possible by connecting one main unit at each end. To obtain high-quality test results, it is recommended to use SFPs tested by Softing IT Networks for active and passive tests.

Well-equipped for the challenges of the future

NetXpert XG ensures a future-proof start into the new era of high-speed qualification. The NetXpert series offers simple firmware upgrades, and a license system allows for later upgrades to add new features. There are 3 options (NetXpert 1G, NetXpert 2.5/5G and NetXpert XG). The purchase of an upgrade license always extends the functionality of the device one step upwards. All wear parts (e.g. RJ45 jack) can easily and conveniently be replaced.

Technical features at a glance

  • Tests data cabling for IEEE 802.3 compliance at data rates
    of up to 10 Gb/s (BERT)
  • Determines signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • Measures delay skew
  • Combined length measurement performing TDR and capacitance measurements for highly accurate test results and easier troubleshooting even of shorts
  • Full-color wire map shows opens, shorts, miswires, and split pairs in a clear and easy to understand way
  • Saves test results and generates standards-based measurement reports providing „Pass/Fail“

Network and diagnosis

  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • Discover your network and see the connected network devices
  • Identifies defective PoE switches with a PoE load test
  • DHCP test
  • Ping lists can be defined and saved for later use
  • LLDP/CDP detection and analysis
  • Identifies VLANs present in your network
  • Data transfer from the tester to the PC using USB stick



Recommended SFP

These SFP are recommended by Softing IT Networks for the use with the NetXpert XG:

SFPArticle Number

Finisar FTLF8519P3BNL 1G

(Multimode 1G)

Finisar FTLF1318P3BTL 1G  

(Single Mode 1G)

Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL 10G

(Multimode 10G)

Finisar FTLX1475D3BCL 10G

(Single Mode 10G)



Standard scope of delivery

WireXpert 500 Industrial Kit

  • 1 WireXpert 500 Local - with cover, without measuring adapter
  • 1 WireXpert 500 Remote- with cover, without measuring adapter
  • 2 power supplies
  • 2 power cables
  • 2 headphones
  • 1 Envelope with calibration certificate, USB stick, quick start guide
  • 2 Industrial adapters
  • 2 TERA to preLink® measuring cables
  • 1 TERA-TERA cable 2 m
  • 2 preLink® M12 D socket
  • 2 preLink® M12 X socket
  • 2 preLink® M12 D plug
  • 2 preLink® M12 X connector
  • 2 preLink® RJ45 socket
  • 2 preLink® RJ45 plug
  • 1 Hard case
  • 2 plastic sorting boxes for preLink® plugs and sockets


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Who uses it? What does it do?
Bonus Active Network Test
Testing a Multiple Cable Installation Project
Single Cable Test Tools and Troubleshooting