Fluke Networks DTX-1800 Digital Cable Analyzer
The DTX CableAnalyzer™ Series from Fluke Networks is the testing platform for today and tomorrow. This revolutionary platform significantly reduces total time to certify by improving every aspect of the testing process. It all starts with a Cat 6 Autotest time that’s several times faster than other testers and fiber testing that’s five times faster. DTX also gives you a complete solution for 10 Gig testing over copper, Basic Tier 1 fiber testing, and Extended Tier 2 fiber testing with the industry’s only modular OTDR. The DTX makes you ready for whatever the world throws at you – today and tomorrow.
Significantly reduces total time to certify.
The DTX Digital CableAnalyzer Series gives you a complete solution that streamlines every aspect of the certification job from setup, to record fast testing and troubleshooting, to reporting results to the customer. All told, DTX can save you considerable time and money up to four hours a day.
Cat 6 certification in 9 seconds
The DTX-1200 and DTX-1800 perform Cat 6 certification tests in just 9 seconds in full compliance with industry standards and with superior accuracy. That’s several times faster than existing testers. This incredible speed means you can test up to 170 more links in an eight-hour shift.
Troubleshoot faults twice as fast
When a link fails, the DTX Series provides quick, easy-to-understand directions to identify the point of failure (distance from the tester) and the possible reason(s) for the failure.
These directions not only tell you the problem, but also identify corrective actions your test technicians can take to solve the problem quickly all without having to consult the project manager. Instead of spending time executing trial and error corrections – and re-testing to find out whether the problem has been resolved the technician knows exactly where to look and what to do to fix the failing link. Even if only two percent of the cables certified in one shift fail Autotest, you’ll save as much as two hours of labor time per day of certifying.
Fast even when you’re not testing
The DTX Series isn’t just a faster way to test. It cuts setup and reporting times. Its ease-of-use lowers training time. Extended battery life means you can do more on a single charge. And a bright color display, ample memory, and built-in talk set all contribute to overall productivity while enhancing the user experience. This all adds up to save you time and money every day.
Enhance the power of DTX, Verify network service availability
Improve the services you offer your customers with the DTX CableAnalyzer and Network Service Module (DTX-NSM). Simply plug the DTX-NSM module into the back of the main unit and you’re ready to verify network service availability and link connectivity up to 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Verify if a link is active, identify its data rate, duplex capabilities and whether power is available for PoE. Then document all the network connectivity tests executed as an integrated part of the cable certification documentation provided by LinkWare.
Test cabling with Midspan PSEs for POE applications
Midspan power sources block DC power from traveling to the Ethernet switch or other active equipment in the wiring closet. This prohibits Wiremap tests of the link with conventional DC test methods. The DTX Series CableAnalyzer has the capability to test cabling using AC signals. This unique feature allows full certification to ISO and TIA standards where Midspan Power over Ethernet supplies are used.
Certify patch cord performance
Test patch cords to ensure optimal network performance with greater channel throughput and greater system margin. Attach the optional DTX Patch Cord Adapters (DTX-PCU6S) to the DTX main and remote units and you’re ready to certify patch cord performance to TIA Cat 6/5e specifications and also ISO class D/E.
Test coaxial cable quickly and easily
Extend the capabilities of your DTX CableAnalyzer to test coaxial cabling systems including legacy data cabling (such as 10BASE-2 or 10BASE-5 Ethernet) and video distribution coaxial cabling. Test coax cable length, propagation delay, cable (input) impedance and insertion loss as a function of signal frequency.
Fluke DTX-OTDR Module
The DTX Compact OTDR is a full featured Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) module that snaps onto the Fluke Networks DTX CableAnalyzer. It makes the DTX powerful certification tool a complete, easy-to-use OTDR that shoots and analyzes traces on singlemode and multimode fiber.
The DTX Compact OTDR module makes every technician a fiber expert with unparalleled ease of use, automatic OTDR settings, loss limits for events and fiber links, launch fiber compensation, automatic event analysis, and results management - all with the familiar user interface of the DTX CableAnalyzer.
The DTX Compact OTDR Module leverages a contractor's investment in the DTX CableAnalyzer by:
- Expanding installation revenue without expanding staff
- Shortening the technicians' learning curve for fiber testing
- Performing Basic (Tier 1) and Extended (Tier 2) fiber certification with a single tool
- Accelerating troubleshooting with a powerful, single-ended OTDR
- Delivering integrated copper and fiber reports using LinkWare™
- Results Management Software
|Key Specifications - DTX with OTDR|
||Mainframe with Compact OTDR installed: 21.6 cm x 11.2 cm x 9.1 cm (8.5 in x 4.4 in x 3.6 in) nominal|
||Mainframe with DTX Compact OTDR installed: 1.36 kg (3 lbs)|
||9.4 cm (3.7 in) diagonal, 240 dots wide by 320 dots high, passive color, transmissive LCD with backlight.|
||High-impact plastic with shock absorbing over mold (mainframe)|
||English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese|
||0° C to 45° C (32° F to 113° F)|
||Storage: -20° C to 60° C (-4° F to 140° F)|
||% RH operating without condensation: 0° C to 35° C (32° F to 95° F): 0% to 90%|
35° C to 45° C (95° F to 113° F): 0% to 70%
|Trace file format
||LinkWare or Bellcore GR-196 V1.1|
|Typical trace storage capability
||>200 internal, thousands on removable MMC/SD card|
|Operating: 3000 m|
Storage: 12000 m
|OTDR laser safety
||Class I CDRH, complies to EN 60825-2|
||Removable/rechargeable 7.4 V, 4000 mAh Li Lithium-ion|
|Battery pack life
(with tester off)
|4 hours (below 40° C)|
||Random, 2 g, 5-500 Hz|
||1 meter drop test with and without module attached to mainframe|
||Class I C , Class 1 CDRH complies to EN60825-2|
||CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1: 1992, EN 61010-1 1st. edition + amendments 1, 2|
||Service center calibration period is one year|
|VFL specifications (23ş C)|
(into SM fiber)
|316 µw (-5 dBm) = peak power = 1.0 mw (0 dbm)|
||650 nm nominal|
|Spectral width (RMS)
||Continuous wave and pulse mode (2-3 Hz blink frequency)|
||2.5 mm universal|
|VFL laser safety
||Class II CDRH|
|OTDR port connector
||Cleanable ferrule, UPC polish, with removable SC adapter
||Cleanable ferrule, UPC polish, with removable SC adapter |
|Fiber under test
||50/125 µm or 62.5/125 µm multimode
||9/125 µm singlemode |
||850 ±20 nm and 1300 ±30 nm
||1310 ±30 nm and 1550 ±30 nm |
||850 nm: 24 dB with 200ns, 1300 nm: 26 dB with 1 us
||1310 nm: 26 dB with 10 us, 1550 nm: 24 dB w/ 10 us |
||850 nm: 3.7m typical, 1300 nm: 3.5 m typical
||1310 nm: 3.5 m typical, 1550 nm: 3.5 m typical |
||850 nm: 10 meters, 1300 nm: 13 meters
||1310 nm: 10 meters, 1550 nm: 12 meters |
|Pulse widths (nominal)
||850 nm: 20ns, 40 ns, 100 ns, 300 ns. 1300 nm: 20ns, 40 ns, 100 ns, 300 ns, 1us
||1310/1550: 40 ns, 100 ns, 300 ns, 1 us, 3 us, 10 us |
|Max distance range
||850 nm: 6 km, 1300 nm: 20 km
||1310 nm: 20 km, 1550 nm: 20 km |
||±0.05 dB/dB |
||0.01 dB to 1.5d B (settable in .01 dB increments)
||0.01 dB to 1.5 dB (settable in .01 dB increments) |
||3 cm to 4 m
||3 cm to 4 m |
||±1 m ±0.005% of distance ±50% of resolution ± IOR error ± event location error
||±1 m ±0.005% of distance ±50% of resolution ± IOR error ± event location error |
|Testing speed per wavelength
||Auto OTDR: <15 seconds typical Manual OTDR: 15 sec – 3 minutes
||Auto OTDR: <15 seconds typical Manual OTDR: 15 sec – 3 minutes |
||±4 dB |