Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Network Tester measures logical network performance.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 12, 2012 - With NET200, users can evaluate performance of LANs that use 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Ethernet protocols. Handheld instrument uses round-trip time testing to measure network speed under dynamic and static configuration protocols, and IP scanning to show information about all terminals connected to network. Powered by rechargeable Li-Ion battery, tester also provides information about physical condition of network cables and has TDR/TDX functions for locating faults in cables up to 500 m long.

Original Press Release

Network Performance Testing Made Fast and Easy

Press release date: Dec 10, 2012

With the new NET200 network qualification tester from Megger, evaluating the performance of local area networks (LANs) that use 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Ethernet protocols is a fast and straightforward task. This convenient and cost-effective handheld instrument provides accurate and reliable information about logical network performance and about the physical condition of the network cables. In addition, it has facilities for locating faults at distances of up to 500 m from its point of connection.

The NET200 uses round-trip time testing to measure network speed under dynamic and static configuration protocols, and IP scanning to show information about all of the terminals connected to the local network. It also evaluates the capability of link connections, including their supported network speed and their suitability for full- and half-duplex operation.

In addition, the instrument provides detailed information about the physical characteristics of the cable under test, including cable length, locations of any short- or open-circuit faults, and an invaluable wire map showing open, short, split, crossed and reversed connections.

Also incorporated in this versatile instrument are novel high-resolution time-domain reflectometer (TDR) and timed-domain crosstalk (TDX) functions. These functions make it possible for users to rapidly locate fault conditions in cables up to 500 m in length. In addition to standard network cables, the TDR and TDX functions can also be used with other types of cable, such as co-axial cables for cable TV and HFC networks, and telephony cables.

A large graphical display and a clearly labelled membrane keypad make the operation of the NET200 highly intuitive and the results easy to interpret. Provision is also made for internal storage of test results, including TDR waveforms, which can then be downloaded to a PC via the instrument’s serial port. Once transferred to a PC, the results can be incorporated into reports with the aid of the NET200 emulation software supplied.

Megger’s innovative NET200 network qualification tester features a tough durable ABS enclosure, and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that typically gives six hours of operation between charges.

For further information:
Mark Johnson, Megger
Archcliffe Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9EN
Tel: +44 (0) 1304 502100