Not many companies have the know-how, expertise, and experience that Fluke brings to the table. This company brings many testing and diagnostic electrical tools and accessories to the show to use in deploying the show and prescreening as well as troubleshooting (and suggests effective solutions to problems faced) once the show begins. Fluke's engineers are in charge of prescreening as much of the fiber cable and copper cable as they can to ensure they bring the best quality possible cables to the show. And before the show begins Fluke's engineers help deploy the network. Also, Fluke engineers provide monitoring throughout the show.
To deploy the network Fluke engineers use a variety of tools such as:
â€¢ CableIQâ„¢ Qualification Tester (sees if the cabling has the bandwidth to support voice, shows why existing cabling cannot support the network's bandwidth needs, and detects what is at the end of any cable and displays unit configuration)
â€¢ NetToolâ„¢ Series II Inline Network Tester (troubleshoots network problems and identifies virus, malware, and spyware with port monitoring)
â€¢ LinkRunnerâ„¢ Pro Network Multimeter ( link tester for Gigabit Ethernet, PoE, and 802.1X networks; verifies voltage level, availability, and pairs of Power over Ethernet per IEEE 802.3af specifications)
â€¢ MicroScannerÂ² Cable Verifier (identifies device capabilities and confirms connected speed/duplex status on copper or fiber links)
We are going to look specifically at the Fluke Networks TS100 Cable Fault Finder.
The Fluke Networks TS100 Cable Fault Finder is the perfect tool for all data-com and electrical contractors. It is three tools in one; cable and wire manager, fault locator, and tone generator with SmartToneâ„¢ technology. This product can increase user's efficiency and productivity. It can also save time and money. The TS100 works on virtually any two conductor cable. Doesn't matter what the type of that cable is (coax cable, romax cable etc) if it is two-conductor cable the Fluke Networks TS100 Cable Fault Finder meets all of the testing needs. With the simple one-button operation the user is able to test from 0 â€“ 3,000 feet (915 meters) with no dead zone. Taking any ancillary probe the user is able to find his pair. If the user shorts his pair and the tone changes he has identified his pair. If he shorts his pair the tone does not change he does not have a pair. The unit also features VOP buttons. The VOP stan ds for the velocity of propagation.
Overall, the Fluke Networks TS100 Cable Fault Finder gives you all the benefits of TS90 plus additional features. The TS100 has a built in tone generator with patented SmartToneâ„¢ so that the user can identify his pair. And with an adjustable VOP this device works on virtually any two conductor cable.
Fluke Networks Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits
Contamination is the main reason of catastrophic optical fiber cable failure in data centers and technical buildings, particularly where processor-controlled and computer-controlled production processes are concerned. And it is also the cheapest, simplest and easiest to prevent and detect. This should not be a surprise giving that the diameter of an optical fiber cord is smaller than that of a human hair. Microscopic contaminants such as dust mites, dirt, oil, and grease can block data from being transmitted through the link. The most efficient way of cleaning fiber end-faces of ports is using a specialized solvent with cleaning swabs such as Fluke Networks Fiber Cleaning Solvent Pen and Fluke Fiber-Optic Cleaning Swabs. And to find out whether a fiber end-face or port is dirty you will need a microscope such as Fluke Networks FiberInspector Mini Video Microscope, Fluke Networks FT500 FiberInspector Mini Video Microscope or Fluke Networks FT600 FiberInspector Pro Video Microscope. Using one of Fluke networks microscopes the user can check out fiber end-face for any contamination.
The contaminant sources are classified into 2 main types: those occurring continuously (dust particles) and those occurring randomly (skin oils, and lint and fabric). If you look at any contamination, you must use the right cleaning kit for the job. To clean a fiber end-face you will need a solvent pen and the lint-free cleaning card or wipe. The first step of the process is to dab the cleaning card or wipe with the pen making it wet. The second step of the process is to press the fiber end-face against the solvent portion of the wipe or cleaning card in a slow circular manner and move it from wet to dry. The third step of the process is to inspect the end-face again with a microscope to make sure that it is totally clean of dust and debris.
If it is not you will need to follow the same three-step process till the fiber end-face is free from contamination.
The method for cleaning a port is very much alike to cleaning a fiber end-face. You will need a Fluke Networks Fiber Cleaning Solvent Pen and Fluke Fiber-Optic Cleaning Swabs. The first step of the process is to dab the wipe with a solvent pen to get it wet. The second step of the process is to wet the port swab by pressing it against the portion of the wipe with the solvent on it. The third step of the process is to take the wet swab and clean the port. The fourth step of the process is to select the new dry swab and to wipe the port again. Very much alike to the fiber end-face cleaning process, reinspect and clean until the port is completely clear of dust, skin oil, lint and fabric and thoroughly dry.