Industrial Electronics

Video: Industrial Ethernet network and cable testing made easy with NaviTEK IE

30 April 2019

Ideal Networks has launched what it claims is the first purpose-built, handheld network tester for commissioning, maintaining and troubleshooting Profinet and standard Ethernet IP networks, using either Source: Ideal NetworksSource: Ideal Networkscopper or fiber optics.

The rugged NaviTek IE troubleshooter simplifies testing of both cabling and networks that use the Profinet protocol. Previously, a laptop with specialist software was needed to identify and test network nodes and for configuration.

The touchscreen tester includes tools specific to the needs of the Industrial Ethernet, where packet delivery time is critical. It can help to pinpoint potential issues before a network fails. A traffic light indicator health check provides a quick indication of how each device is performing. Clicking on the device provides further details of any issues, allowing corrective actions to be taken.

To prove the network has been commissioned successfully, NaviTek IE provides professional PDF reports that can be shared with colleagues and clients using the free Ideal AnyWare mobile app.

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