Fluke Networks released its first tester in 1992, sticking to what professionals had come to expect from it – a rugged, reliable, and portable tester with advanced measurement abilities. The company is celebrating by providing new and returning customers with a deal on 30 of its most popular fibre products.
Fibre optic cabling is increasingly preferred today for use with innovative technologies and is the core of today’s datacom networks as demand for bandwidth increases. As network installation speeds up, the demand for fibre testing and certification has also grown at a vast rate. When installing or upgrading fibre networks, fibre certification tests per TIA/EIA or ISO/IEC standards are the best way to prevent problems.
Rugged, accurate, and easy to use, these fibre tools have been the go-to for architects, network cabling installers, technicians and engineers.
Fluke fibre testers allow network professionals to lessen the time spent identifying the root cause of a fibre problem, enabling them to be more profitable. Contaminated connections remain the number one cause of fibre related failures in data centres, campuses, and other enterprise or telecom networking environments. These fibre testers measure fibre length and optical loss, offering an instant PASS or FAIL indication, troubleshoot problems in fibre connections or help inspect fibre cabling to locate contamination.
In 2013, the company launched a revolutionary product that lowered cabling installation and maintenance costs by 65%: the Versiv Cabling Certification System. Cabling infrastructure market leaders in the UK, Redstone, almost upon availability, upgraded their fleet to Versiv from the DTX and reported significant efficiencies for their installation and maintenance technicians.
Roger Stevenson, service director at Redstone at the time, said, “One of the best features is ProjX which allows infrastructure installation teams to manage test lists with ease, beyond that, it shows our customers that we invest in the best toolsets to deliver for their network”.
Its future-ready design supports copper certification, fibre loss, OTDR testing, and fibre-optic inspection. Versiv has been enhanced with Cat.8 measurement capability, a HDR OTDR and an MPO Fibre Inspection Camera in recent years.
Robert Luijten, field marketing manager EMEA at Fluke Networks, has been with the company for 25 years: “I have worked at Fluke Networks since the entrepreneurial early days, through to the established player we are today. Customers love what our products can do for them, and I am proud to represent a company that delivers value for its customers this way. Fluke Networks has delved deep into the intricacies of fibre-optic networks systems to develop fibre inspection products for professionals with ease-of-use and accuracy at the heart of their design.”