1 Ideal R SIGNALTEK II Network Qualifier Fiber Optic Ethernet SignalTEK II User Training
2 Agenda Overview First Time Setup, Pairing and Preferences Owner (User) setup / Job (Customer) setup Testing Copper Cables and Autotest Reporting Results Fiber Testing Other Testing Modes PoE Testing IP Network Testing DATA (throughput) Testing Tester Maintenance Slides
3 SignalTEK II Overview SignalTEK II comprises two hand-held units and a set of standard accessories all held in a semi-rigid case. Two models are available, SignalTEK II and SignalTEK II FO. Both models are capable of performing the same range of tests. SignalTEK II has RJ45 connectivity; SignalTEK II FO has both RJ45 and Fiber connectivity. Main Unit Remote Unit SignalTEK II FO Side View
4 SignalTEK II Overview The Main unit is the terminal from where all tests are run and stored. The Remote Unit is a loopback terminal that enables performance testing. The Main Unit and Remote Unit are paired. When they are both connected to the same network, the Main Unit will find the Remote Unit that it is uniquely paired with, and not any other SignalTEK II Remote Unit that may be connected to the same network. The Main unit may be used as a stand-alone device for wiremap testing copper network cables. When both units are directly connected by a cable, wiremap and cable performance tests can be run. When the Main Unit is connected to a network, it can be used to carry out a range of IP tests. When both the Main and Remote Units are connected to an active network, both IP tests and network performance tests are possible.
5 First Time Setup 1. Select Language 2. Select Port Copper or Fiber
6 Pairing Before testing starts one main and one remote unit need to be Paired The Main and Remote shipped together come paired from the factory A main unit will need to be Paired with a remote unit if: Factory Paired units get separated A main unit is reset to factory defaults There is a need to Pair a main unit with a different remote unit Home Screen If a main unit has been reset to factory defaults it will display Remote is not paired on the Home screen.
7 Pairing To Pair a Main and Remote Unit: 1. Connect the Main unit and the Remote together with a patch cord and make sure both units are on. 2. Select F3 Setup 3. Arrow over to highlight PAIR, select ENTER Home Screen
8 Pairing 4. Select F1 PAIR Now these units are Paired Only one Main and one Remote unit can be paired at the same time To Pair a different remote unit with a main unit, connect them together with a patch cord and perform the pairing again to pair those two units together indefinitely.
9 Pairing Home Screen A main unit must detect that its paired remote is available. To detect a remote unit, select F1 DETECT on the Home screen. When a main unit and a remote unit are paired together and accessible to one another the home screen will show one of the following illustrations on the home screen. This illustrates that the main and remote units are connected together with a passive cabling infrastructure only. This illustrates that the main and remote units are connected together through an active Ethernet infrastructure. (Both units must be on the same Layer 2 network or VLAN)
10 Preferences Various preferences can be established 1. Make desired changes as needed 2. When finished select APPLY Home Screen
11 Owner Setup Please Note: Owner information will be displayed on the test report 1. Enter information 2. select APPLY Home Screen
12 Job (Customer Information) Setup Please Note: Job information will be displayed on the test report 1. Enter information 2. select APPLY Home Screen
13 Test Report Prefixes Prefixes can help you organize your data labels Use one prefix per Cabinet, Panel, Row your choice You can edit the prefix for the job anytime (prefix changes will not modify previously saved reports) Prefixes are automatically pre-pended to test sequences when Auto Save is selected as the PREF
14 Testing Cables (not through switches) Once the units are paired, owner is set up and job set up its time to start testing To test a cable run (not through switches) Two ways to test cable runs: Separate WIREMAP and CABLE tests or Autotest button
15 Autotest Cable Mode 1. Connect paired testers to either end of the cable channel 2. Selected DETECT to link testers 3. Select Autotest 1 2 3
16 Autotest Results Autotest in progress Autotest Results Wiremap Cable Data Indicates test in progress Indicates test pending Wiremap Cable Data Indicates all tests passed Indicates individual test passed Use arrow keys to select individual test, then hit <enter> to see test result details
17 Individual Test Result Details Wiremap Results Cable Data Results Select FAULT to view details of Wiremap failures
18 Autotest auto save test results Auto saves test result with configured prefix in sequential order if Auto Save = Yes If Auto Save = No Must choose save to save result Can choose the result #. Prefix Setup / System / Pref Sequential Test #
19 Download results Home Screen Arrow over to job you wish to download and select OPTIONS 1. Connect USB stick 2. Select TO USB Results are saved on USB stick. (2) files are downloaded to the USB Test results data titled with the Job Name An XML style sheet titled SignalTEK-II_Report Both need to be downloaded to your PC and kept in the same folder Only (1) XML style sheet is needed for all of the tests in the folder
20 Results Reporting To open, double click file with the name of the job File typically automatically opens in Internet Explorer Click to view individual test result details if needed Test Results summary table Can easily be cut and pasted into Excel
21 Individual result details Section lists tests that were performed and the summary result (PASS/FAIL)
22 Individual result details Tester information Port used for testing Ethernet speed and status for test
23 Individual result details Wiremap test setup details Cable length by individual wire Summary of Wiremap faults found Cable Data detailed test results
24 Fiber Testing Autotest only performs the Cable Data test No Wiremap for fiber By selecting the OPTICAL port, the Rx and Tx power is available for supported SFP modules. Home Screen
25 MODE SYSTEM RPS STATUS UTIL DUPLEX SPEED MODE SYSTEM RPS STATUS UTIL DUPLEX SPEED Other Testing Modes Smart Remote Wiremap Testing only Network Connected Network and PoE Testing Network with Remote Linked Throughput, Network, and PoE Testing Backbone Link Zone Switch Head end Switch Catalyst 3550 Catalyst 3550
26 PoE Testing Two capabilities 1. Sensing of PoE voltage present on the wire 2. PoE Load Test Connect Main (only) unit to PoE switch or injector If PoE is enabled on the switch port the voltage will be detected and displayed by pairs (12-36 and 45-78) Load Test Results
27 PoE Testing Setup PoE or PoE+ Establish min power for PASS/FAIL criteria Go to PoE test screen Configure 1. Choose PoE or PoE+ 2. Enter Min Power level for Pass/Fail criteria 3. Select APPLY
28 IP (Network) Testing - Setup IP Interface Configuration IPv4 and IPv6 interfaces are setup separately Home Screen 1. Enable or disable this interface 2. Make configuration changes 3. Select APPLY 4. Return to Home screen 5. Select DETECT to make changes live on the tester 6. Changes will be reflected on the Home screen after DETECT process is complete
29 IP (Network) Testing IP Targets Setup Targets are IP Addresses or URLs of devices or web sites SignalTEK II can Ping these targets to test IP network connectivity Perform a Trace Route to show the route (path from router to router) packets take to reach the target IPv4 and IPv6 IP target lists are created separately Start by selecting PING4 or TROUTE4 for IPv4 targets or Select PING6 or TROUTE6 for IPv6 targets. Home Screen
30 IP (Network) Testing IP Targets Setup Navigate to SETUP screen to: Edit the existing target Select a different target Add a new target Delete an existing target See next page for details Home Screen
31 IP (Network) Testing IP Targets Setup Continued from previous page To perform IP network tests Main unit must be connected to an active network port Main unit s IP interface must be configured properly Select current entry to edit Select to choose a different Target Edit existing Select, Add, Delete or Edit Targets
32 MODE UTIL SYSTEM RPS STATUS DUPLEX SPEED MODE UTIL SYSTEM RPS STATUS DUPLEX SPEED DATA (Throughput) Testing DATA tests send live Ethernet Frames from the Main unit to the Remote unit. The Remote unit in turn sends all of the received Ethernet Frames back to the Main unit. The Main unit carefully keeps track to make sure all Ethernet Frames sent are received and notes any dropped Ethernet Frames and provides a detailed report. Profiles of different network loads are configured and used as the network load for these tests. Four different types of profiles can be configured: VOIP Voice over IP network load simulations WEB Internet network load simulations CCTV IP camera network load simulations VIDEO IP television network load simulations These network load profiles can qualify a network infrastructure for a particular application Backbone Link To run DATA Tests, the Main and Remote units each Zone Switch Head end Switch Catalyst 3550 Catalyst need to be connected to an active Ethernet port They do not need to be connected to the same Ethernet switch as they are both connected to Ethernet ports that are on the same VLAN. 3550
33 DATA (Throughput) Testing 1. Choose DATA Test 2. Configure profile Home Screen
34 DATA (Throughput) Testing VOIP Example Home Screen Configure Profile Apply Changes Run DATA Test In Progress Test Complete
35 Autotest Networked Mode With the Main and Remote units connected to a live network Autotest can be configured to perform many IP Tests and Data Tests The SignalTEK II user can configure which tests will be performed when Autotest is selected. Home Screen
36 Autotest Configuration Configure which tests to run when Autotest button is selected Home Screen Check and uncheck tests to be performed for Autotest in Networked mode.
37 Download Autotests Save, Download and View just like other test results Summary of all tests performed with Autotest
38 Test Details Test report includes details for all tests performed
39 Test Details - Continued Router hop by hop Trace Route result details
40 Test Details - Continued DATA Test Results
41 Reset to Factory Defaults Home Screen
42 Update Software Home Screen (AC Power Outlet)
43 Battery Performance Power Module Management (Battery Pack) A fully charged power module will support up to five hours of heavy, continuous use. For maximum life of the power module it is recommended to discharge it fully and then recharge it fully at least once a month. The power module is not user-serviceable. When it has reached the end of its life, contact your local IDEAL representative for service. Power Module Recharging The power module can be fully recharged in three hours with the SignalTEK II (either unit) switched ON or OFF. To recharge the power module, connect the supplied power adaptor to the DC inlet. For convenience the power module may be removed from, or left attached to, the unit for charging. The Power LED next to the DC inlet glows green to show that the battery is being charged, and flashes green to show that it is not being charged.
44 Replacing RJ45 Connectors Replaceable insert RJ-45 socket To replace a damaged or worn RJ-45 socket insert proceed as follows: Equipment required: Kit, IDEAL part number includes Tool x1 and Replacement Insert x10. Switch the SignalTEK II OFF. Connect the tool to the socket insert that is to be replaced. Note the orientation of the insert within the socket and carefully remove it using the tool. Install the new insert to the socket using your fingers.
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