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
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
Universal SmartProbes Enable Accurate Cat 6
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
Agilent'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.
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 Agilent still offers a large selection of
manufacturer-specific category 6 Link and Block SmartProbes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.