Fluke Networks introduces first shielded Patch Cord Test Adapters for certifying to category 5e, 6 & 6A performance specs

Fn-dtx-pc6as_02a_hMay 20, 2011Fluke Networks has released the DTX Patch Cord Test Adapter Series, the first test adapters that can certify both shielded and unshielded category 5e, 6 and 6A cable assemblies to global ANSI/TIA 568-C and ISO 11801:2010 standards. 

The new test adapters, which can provide results in as few as six seconds, expand the company’s DTX CableAnalyser™ Series, the industry’s most trusted certification platform1 and are designed to meet the needs of both cabling and patch cord manufactures and enterprises.

Wayne Allen, program manager, Fluke Networks, said, “Patch cords are often deemed the ‘weakest link’ in network and high bandwidth systems.

“Given the market’s continued migration to higher performing cabling, Fluke Networks’ new test adapter series continues our path of innovation to ensure our products keep pace with emerging technology trends in the market.”

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About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for network installation, monitoring and analysis within global enterprises and carriers. The company’s comprehensive line of solutions provides network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimise network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting

1 Based on cable manufacturer endorsements of the DTX Cable Analyser Platform