New Fluke Networks Family of Certification Tools Improve Profitability For Cable Installers

EVERETT, Wash., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Networks today announced its new family of Versiv™ Cable Certification Testers designed to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately and profitably achieve system acceptance for copper and fiber jobs. Versiv is a powerful platform offering interchangeable modules for copper, fiber and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) testing, as well as new software innovations that speed test time and accuracy, and simplify testing setup, planning and reporting.

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In a global study of cabling professionals, mistakes, complexity and rework are adding more than a week of labor to a typical 1,000 cabling drop installation, resulting in average losses of more than $2,500 USD.* To combat these growing challenges, Versiv has been built from the ground up to go beyond testing and troubleshooting to address the entire certification lifecycle. Its new capabilities help contractors manage the complexities of today's certification landscape and reduce errors that can threaten profitability.

Key to simplifying the complexity is the new ProjX™ management system. In addition to allowing team leaders to set up test parameters to work across multiple jobs and media, the system accelerates planning and setup of projects by allowing technicians to capture consistent test parameters across an entire job, or switch from job to job by simply clicking between projects stored in the tester. The system also allows up-to-the-minute project analysis and oversight to help speed certification and reporting. If problems are encountered during the testing process, technicians can create a "Fix Later" troubleshooting to-do list for later evaluation by more experienced installers.

Versiv also features an intuitive and instructive touch screen interface that elevates the capabilities of the less experienced installers, and increases the speed of testing and global ISO Level V testing compliance. From wizards that speed set up to the advanced Taptive™ user interface for navigation to new workflow enhancements, all of the new features in Versiv combine to make it the fastest tester on the market, so jobs get done right the first time.

"When doing cabling installation and certification, the difference between having a job be profitable versus a loss, is often times just a few percentage points," said Jason Wilbur, vice president and general manager of the datacom cabling installation business unit at Fluke Networks.  "In 2004, we defined the certification market with the introduction of our industry leading tester, the DTX, which was focused on certification testing speed. But today's challenges have changed and our customers must improve their agility and reduce errors when working across multiple mediums, codes and projects.  The Versiv family is razor focused on helping our contractors profitably manage the complexities that are now part of their new normal."

For more information about the family of Versiv Certification Testers, please visit www.flukenetworks.com/versivfamily.

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks' products and expertise to help solve today's toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +1 (425) 446-4519.

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*Fluke Networks Market Research, 2012

SOURCE Fluke Networks



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