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Fluke Testing

Fluke test are a series of industrial tests and measurements for physical links conducted with Fluke testers such as Fluke Network Cable Analyser which can provide “Pass” or “Fail” information in accordance with industry standards

What is a Fluke Test?

Fluke test is a series of industrial tests and measurements for physical links conducted with Fluke testers such as Fluke Network Cable Analyser which can provide “Pass” or “Fail” information in accordance with industry standards.

It provides a level of assurance that network cabling links have the desired network transmission capability to support the data communication desired by the users.

In the Fluke test, patch cord testing, channel testing and permanent link testing are adopted by installers and end-users to verify the performance of the installed twisted-pair cabling links.

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Why Should We Do Fluke Test?

Users expect their Ethernet network cabling to work perfectly, but some users are likely to cut the corners and skip the cable testing process during installation, which can make them fail to find out the cable issues, directly resulting in network downtime.

This problem can be avoided by our trained professional testers to locate faults quickly.

Fluke testing gives greater capabilities when it comes to troubleshooting cable, all while maintaining a higher grade of accuracy.

Fluke testing will allow you to track and archive your test results for future reference. Having data to reference is especially important, as the same network may be tested multiple times over a span of a few years.

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Patch Cord Testing

Patch cord testing is a method to measure the performance of the network patch cords themselves, thus it has the highest level of requirements for the cable performance. A network patch cable passing the patch cord testing usually has higher performance and is more durable and reliable to be deployed in high-end data centres because it can avoid packet or data losses.

When conducting the patch cord testing, a copper patch cord is connected between two pieces of test equipment including the whole patch cable and the test adapters. Any cable that is longer than 10m is not compliant and should be tested to channel specifications. That’s also why patch cord testing is most adopted to verify the copper patch cables between adjacent racks in the data centers.

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Permanent Link Testing

The permanent link refers to the ‘permanent’ or fixed part of the copper network which comprises of components that will permanently stay in place such as a patch panel, LAN cable and an outlet. Permanent link testing is used to verify the performance of the installed twisted pair cabling links including pre-terminated trunk cables and bulk cables in the field, thus being considered as the true foundation of the network.

In the Fluke test, the permanent link testing excludes the equipment cords because it only measures the fixed portion of the channel, typically patch panel to patch panel in the data center or patch panel in the telecommunications room to work area outlet or consolidation point in the LAN. The maximum permitted length of the permanent link is 90 meters.

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