Qualification, commissioning and troubleshooting of copper and fiber routes: Intuitive, flexible, fast

High data transmission rates on copper and fiber optic cabling of up to 10Gb/s Ethernet and new Power-over-Ethernet applications up to 90W lead to completely new challenges in the field of structured cabling. NetXpert XG2-PLUS offers comprehensive active and passive network testing up to 10Gb/s for qualification, commissioning and troubleshooting on copper and fiber cabling. With the largest touch display in its class, NetXpert XG2-PLUS guarantees easy operation and clear presentation of results. At the same time, NetXpert XG2-PLUS offers highest reliability of results due to the unique combination of up to four different test methods for the evaluation of copper links. For fiber optic cabling, the NetXpert XG2-PLUS offers an attenuation test in addition to the BERT test and, through LiveLight™, an attenuation trend display. For the inspection of fiber optic connectors there is the possibility to connect a video microscope.


Flexible, expandable model range upgradeable from 1 to 10Gb/s

NetXpert XG2 and NetXpert XG2-PLUS qualify twisted pair cabling from 1 to 10Gb/s. With their unique combination of 4 measurement methods, these devices check whether your cabling can transmit Ethernet up to 10Gb/s without interference. The NetXpert XG2 is available in the smallest version starting at 1Gb/s and can be upgraded up to 10Gb/s. The NetXpert XG2-PLUS is fully equipped to also qualify fiber optic cabling up to 10Gb/s.




Advantages NetXpert XG2-PLUS

Areas of application
  • Whether troubleshooting, maintenance or servicing, the NetXpert XG2-PLUS performance tester is the ideal device for all network testing applications for installers, system integrators and industry for copper and fiber optic cabling.
Special characteristics
  • Fully equipped for tests on copper and fiber optic cabling (SFP modules optional)
  • LiveLight™ Attenuation Trend Analysis
  • Optional video microscope for fiber optic connectors


Your benefit
  • Detailed documentation of the work results in PDF or CSV format with individual logo.
  • Determination and documentation of the maximum bandwidth of copper and fiber optic cabling up to 10Gb/s
  • Troubleshooting tool for active networks (copper, fiber, WiFi)

Which qualifier meets your requirements?

Product details NetXpert XG2-PLUS


Standard scope of delivery

2 NetXpert XG2 main units

1 Active Remote

3 power supplies

2 RJ45 Cat 6A test cables, shielded

2 MM fiber optic patch cables

2SM fiber optic patch cables

1 hard case

1 quick start guide


Copper interface

1 x Cat 6A RJ45, interchangeable

Fiber optic interface

 2 x SFP slot, 1 - 10 Gbit/s; (please order SFP modules separately!)

Length Measurement Technology

Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and capacitance

Cable Measurements and ID (Copper)

Cable Testing and ID: up to 1,000 ft (305 m)
Split Pair Detection: 3 ft (1 m) to 1,000 ft (305 m)
Length Measurement: 0 to 1,500 ft (457 m), ± (5%+1ft (30 cm))
Distance to fault: 0 to 656 ft (200 m) ± (5% + 3ft (1m))
Supports 8 wiremap remotes (RJ 45) and 24 RJ-45 ID only

Cable Measurement and ID (Fiber optic)

Length measurement: Depending on used SFP modules up to 10km

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Test supports IEEE 802.3af PoE (Type 1, max 15.4W),
IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (Type 2, 30W) and 802.3bt PoE++ (Type 3, 60W)
Future proofed for IEEE 802.3bt Type 4 100W higherpower PoE

Active Ethernet

Network and test support by interface:
Copper RJ-45 interface –100/1,000/2,500/5,000/10,000 Mb/sec link speeds
Fiber SFP+ #1 interface supports 10Gb/sec link speed
Fiber SFP+ #2 interface supports 1Gb/sec link speed
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 and 5 Ghz WiFi and Bluetooth 

Maximum Voltages

Maximum voltage that can be applied to any 2 connector pins without causing damage to the tester:
RJ-45: 60 VDC or 50 VAC

Save Test Results

Stores unlimited cable or network tests with user defined names per project

Tone Generation

Tone Frequencies: 730 Hz and 11,440 Hz


English, German, French, Spanish, Italian


Li-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 10.05A-hr / 5hrs (typical)

External Power supply

12V DC


Operating: 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
Storage: -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°)


10 to 90% non-condensing


Injection molded plastic


7" Color TFT-LCD capacitive touch display,
1024x600 resolution (WSVGA)


245 x 177 x 83 mm (main unit)
130 x 177 x 55 mm (Active Remote)

Weight with Battery

1.3 kg (main unit)
0.6 kg (Active Remote)


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