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Selling Ideal SignalTek – We Buy New Used SignalTek (‘s) Top Dollar Paid!

If you’re looking to Sell Ideal SignalTek Gigabit Ethernet Cable Tester

SIGNALTEK is a unique cabling tester that offers the user the ability to test the performance of a wide range of installed cable system characteristics. With SIGNALTEK, the user can verify network performance, troubleshoot connectivity problems, and view network speeds to determine if the installed cable provides the necessary performance to support desired applications.

SIGNALTEK uses the IEEE 802.3ab (Gigabit Ethernet) standard as a reference for cable performance testing. Rather than a traditional certification test where frequency-based parameters such as Near End Crosstalk (NEXT) and return loss are measured, performance or qualification testing, as it is sometimes called, is a Bit Error Rate Test (BERT). Data packets are sent down the cable to the remote handset then re-transmitted back to the display handset where the number of lost or errored packets is counted. The results are displayed for the user to get an instant view of the cable’s performance. A cable performance test is marked as a “pass” or “fail” based on the IEEE 802.3ab parameters which specify the number of error packets allowed in a given test time.


  • SIGNALTEK is easy to use. It offers any installer the ability to perform cable performance tests and rapidly locate connectivity issues.
  • SIGNALTEK will generate performance reports that can be viewed and printed with any web browser. No special software is necessary making it easy to view, print, and share test data.
  • SIGNALTEK can test cable links in one of three conditions: Terminated with the SIGNALTEK remote device; Active LAN Links that terminate to a hub, switch, or PC; or to a singleended link that is not terminated to a device at the opposite end.
  • SIGNALTEK uses two test handsets that allow full-duplex performance testing of cables at Ethernet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (1Gbps).

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Cable Types

SIGNALTEK is compatible with a variety of cable types and configurations. Cable Performance tests can be run on any type of twisted pair cable that supports Ethernet. Since 10/100 Ethernet requires a minimum of two pairs to operate, cables with only one pair cannot be tested for Ethernet performance, this includes coax cable types.

SIGNALTEK Test Functions

SIGNALTEK can perform a variety of both passive and active tests on communications cable. The passive tests are those where SIGNALTEK is connected to both ends of the cabling link. Active tests are those in which one end of the link is connected to an active network device such as a PC, switch, router or other device and the opposite end of the link is connected to the SIGNALTEK handset.

Wire map – Displays the physical paring of the cable. Also displays the length of each pair, the condition of the termination (terminated, open, shorted) and the delay skew when a Gigabit link is established.

Link Establishment – Displays the fastest Ethernet speed that SIGNALTEK was able to establish on the link. When the link is terminated with a SIGNALTEK remote handset, Link Establishment will display 10, 100 or 1000 Mbps depending on the quality of the cabling. When connected to an active LAN link, Link Establishment will display the fastest speed that was negotiated with the remote switch/hub/NIC.

Cable Performance – Displays the BERT data results for links tested between the SIGNALTEK display and remote handsets. Information displayed includes: packet size, total number of packets transmitted, number of packets received, number of packets with errors, and a percentage bar graph of each.

VoIP (Voice over IP) Performance – Similar to the Cable Performance test except that the packets are smaller to accurately simulate VoIP transmissions.

Web Performance – Performance test that simulates the size and payload of typical internet packets.

IP Video Performance – Performance test that simulates the size and payload of typical IP video applications.
Note: IP Video is not the same as CATV broadband video. This test is useful to test twisted pair links that will be used to support IP cameras for security applications.

DHCP – When connected to active Ethernet networks the display handset will locate a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server and request an IP address from the server. The data displayed is: SIGNALTEK’s IP address, IP address of the DHCP server, the IP address of the network router, IP subnet, and the name of the internet service provider (ISP).

Ping – Displays the results of the ping test when SIGNALTEK is connected to an active Ethernet network. The user can choose the target IP address to ping, the packet size, the number of packets to send,

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