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N2600A WireScope 350 Hand-held Cable Tester

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Key Features & Specifications

  • Certifies compliance of installed LAN Cabling to TIA Category 6 and ISO Class E Standards
  • Support for Cat 6 Channel & Permanent Link Certification
  • Accuracy beyond TIA level III requirements traceable to laboratory reference standards
  • Tests installed multimode or single-mode optical fiber via Fiber SmartProbe attachments
  • Expandable test result storage on removable compact flash memory cards
  • Automated TIA-606-A Cable Identification Solution
  • Included ScopeData Pro software produces professional quality graphic test reports
  • Easy to use color touch screen interface minimizes training requirements

Description

This product has been discontinued by Keysight on July 31, 2009, and it is no longer available. Technical support will be available for at least 5 years beyond the discontinuance date, and WireScope/FrameScope accessory products will continue to be sold for the next 5 years:

Ready for Category 6 and Beyond
The WireScope 350 provides comprehensive support for all current and emerging LAN cable certification standards including Category 6 / Class E channel and permanent link. Offering outstanding test performance, ease of use and graphic reporting, the WireScope 350 is the ultimate tool for LAN and cabling professionals.

Superior Measurement Performance
WireScope 350 is based on frequency domain testing, the same principle used by the world's most accurate Network Analyzers. Its unmatched hardware accuracy is further augmented by state-of-the-art software algorithms including a novel patent pending Enhanced Auto Cancellation Technology to automatically cancel the interface and adapter effects from the test results. This automatic and dynamic compensation assures superior repeatability and accuracy with continuous usage of the instrument. Major cabling manufacturers in the industry have endorsed the superior measurement performance of WireScope 350.

Color User Interface
A bright color touch screen simplifies navigation through menus and improves comprehension of test result data, resulting in faster operation and reduced training times. Test setup advisor screens assist the operator when configuring test options, minimizing the chances of inadvertently testing to the wrong limits. All settings can be defined on a PC and downloaded in a single operation, speeding the process of configuring multiple WireScope 350 sets for the same job site testing requirements

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Universal SmartProbes Enable Accurate Cat 6 Testing
The WireScope 350 supports category 6 testing with Universal Link & Channel SmartProbes which have been designed to maximize Category 6 / Class E certification test margins for virtually all brands & categories of cabling.

Keysight's Universal SmartProbes guarantee TIA Level III accuracy and optimized test margins when used with standards compliant category 6 cabling may be the only test cords you need for category 6 certification.

Click here for more details on universal link & channel testing with the WireScope 350.

Given the significant improvement in the quality and consistency of category 6 connecting hardware, it may no longer be necessary to purchase manufacturer-specific link test cords to match the connecting hardware in the channel under test. Of course Keysight still offers a large selection of manufacturer-specific category 6 Link and Block SmartProbes.

Click here to view a list of available manufacturer specific link and block smart probes.

Measurement accuracy can also suffer if worn out test adapters are used. To minimize accuracy problems, the WireScope 350 uses "SmartProbe" test adapters that contain their own configuration data and a counter that logs the number of tests they have been used for. As a consequence, the WireScope 350 can warn the user if an attached test adapter is inappropriate for the selected test limits. This avoids wasting time testing to the wrong limits.

Fiber Support is a Snap
By snapping on the optional Fiber SmartProbe adapters, the WireScope 350 can also test either multi-mode or single-mode optical fiber installations. Test results are stored in the same database with copper tests and can be integrated into the same reports.

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Easy to Follow Setup Instructions
As new standards, limits and cabling system warranty program rules appear, certification testing becomes more complex. A significant challenge lies in setting the proper limits and measurement options before testing starts. The WireScope 350 user interface addresses this problem through step-by-step setup instructions that guide the user through all of the necessary choices.

Downloadable Test Profiles
In order to further speed the setup process, the user can load a test profile, which defines all limit, cabling and tester settings. Test profiles can be created within ScopeData Pro or pre-defined profiles for popular warranty programs can be downloaded. Test profiles can optionally be locked so that while loaded in the WireScope 350, no settings can be changed.

Extensive Fault Diagnostics
Clear fault schematics simplify diagnosis of failing cabling runs at the job site. A distance to fault locator function pinpoints the source of trouble.

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Memory Cards Store Plot Data
The WireScope 350 stores plot data on removable Compact Flash memory cards. This approach allows for unlimited expansion of memory capacity and transferal of test data without taking the WireScope 350 out of service. Readily available Compact Flash card readers and adapters allow data to be uploaded directly to either laptop or desktop PCs.

Click here to view the WireScope 350 Memory Capacity chart.

Professional Quality Graphic Reports
As the complexity of cable testing standards increases, it becomes more challenging to clearly present test result data. Included ScopeData Pro software solves this problem with professionally designed report layouts that include plots of test data, facilitating at-a-glance analysis of cabling quality and headroom vs. limits. Test reports can be easily customized to include the contractor or client logo graphics on every page for a truly professional look.

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