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NetXpert XG: Cable tester & active network manager for up to 10Gb/s


NetXpert XG Ethernet cable tester and active network manager is the latest advancement in Softing’s network communication cable testing portfolio. NetXpert XG cable qualifier is part of a complete IT Network solutions portfolio from Softing for certifying, troubleshooting, and managing cabling installations and active industrial networks.

The new NetXpert XG can quickly and easily identify and name cables, perform bit rate error tests, test each cable individually and then carry out a complete network discovery. Whilst this is useful in any networked environment, in an industrial automation setting, this delivers major benefits in keeping PROFINET installations running smoothly and efficiently. NetXpert XG verifies if cabling channels support  maximum transmission rates, irrespective of cable categories, patch panels, or outlets installed. NetXpert XG provides an accurate view of the network by automatically performing three individual tests which are combined into an overall test result.By performing a sequence of various tests the NetXpert XG verifies error-free data transmission, determination of Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) followed by a Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) and delay skew test qualify Gigabit transmission test.

Reduction of machine downtime

  • Quick and easy detection of cable faults
  • Defined and documented network status before machine startup
  • Identification of logical network problems through test of active network components

Qualification of passive network components

  • Support of 4 wire industrial network cables
  • Full color wiremap
  • Cable length and distance to cable faults including pair length
  • Data transmission test with 100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s

Test of active network components

  • Link test
  • Ping and Traceroute
  • Switch port identification
  • LLDP and VLAN discovery

Documentation and reporting of measurements

  • 16GB of internal memory sufficient to hold tens of thousands of measurements
  • USB connection for alternative transfer of measurement data to PC
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