IDEAL Networks has a new handheld tester that eradicates guesswork when installing, troubleshooting and maintaining PoE devices and data cabling. PoE Pro measures and reports PoE Class, voltage/voltage drop, watts and injector Type, which makes it straightforward to see how much power is available.
“The new PoE Pro eliminates trial and error when installing or troubleshooting PoE systems,” says Tim Widdershoven, marketing director from UK technology firm IDEAL Networks. “Installers can now accurately measure the maximum power available to PoE devices in any installation.”
“Previously technicians had to understand all the various standards, device power outputs and cable lengths to be sure a device will operate successfully. There was a lot of guesswork involved,” he explains.
“With the PoE Pro, users can see whether 75W of power is provided to a device that needs 75W of power, such as a remote point-of-sale kiosk or a digital flight status sign at an airport. The pass-fail indication provides peace of mind the PoE device will work first time every time.” If the PoE test fails at the device location, the technician can measure available power directly from the switch or injector to instantly determine whether the problem lies with the power supply or cabling.
“PoE Pro is a convenient tool for security, IT, communications, PoE lighting and building automation professionals,” he says. “Whatever the job, the integrated RJ11/RJ12 (voice), RJ45 (data) and F-Type (video) connectors allow faster testing of most types of low-voltage cables. It’s the ideal way to validate PoE and deliver accurate proof of performance.