Fluke Networks recently announced an upgrade to its LinkIQ™ Cable+Network Tester that expands the tester’s ability to test and troubleshoot IP networks, test industrial Ethernet cabling and support users in 12 languages. This new software is shipping in all new LinkIQ units and is available as a free upgrade to existing customers.
Speaking at the occasion, Mark Mullins, Product Marketing Manager & Founding Member, Fluke Networks, stated, “While systems integrators and network administrators need to verify cabling performance to ensure network performance, they also need to ensure that the user’s traffic can reach its destination. Our network test features give these professionals visibility into network connectivity and response time of key resources, allowing them to verify and troubleshoot end-to-end network issues.”
The new release includes:
Expanded network testing – With version 1.1, customers can now verify connectivity and response time to key network devices with one touch of the screen. LinkIQ can now be configured to perform IP v4 or v6 ping tests and will display the response time for four pings to a target device of the user’s choosing. The test results display the DNS and DHCP servers and the gateway router. LinkIQ also displays the IP address of the nearest switch. The new version of LinkWare PC includes this information in its test reporting.
Two-pair cable tests – Cable performance tests up to 100 Mb/s can be specified for two-pair cables, widely used in industrial environments.
Language support – The LinkIQ user interface now supports 12 languages.
Reporting – A new version of the LinkWare™ PC software, the industry's de facto reporting solution, is also available. This new version provides reports including the expanded network testing, allowing users to document their work.