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Ethernet Tester

GAOTek Handheld Gigabit Ethernet Tester

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Overview

GAOTek Handheld Gigabit Ethernet tester is designed for installation and maintenance of 10 M/100 M/1000 M Ethernet networks. It combines the functions of network testing, data packet capture, traffic generation, cable testing and BER testing into one unit. It also integrates full RFC-2544 and Y.1564 tests. Featuring an ergonomic design and 5.0 inch LCD color touch screen, this Ethernet tester helps the front-line field workers to analyze the network quality and locate faults rapidly. Test results can be shown graphically and numerically.

Key Features

  • Supports single electrical port (RJ-45) and single optical port (SFP).
  • Ergonomic design, easy to carry.
  • 0 inch LCD color touch screen.
  • Results can be shown graphically and numerically.
  • Capable of fast network testing and fault location.
  • Auto power-saving function, power outage function.
  • Large memory capacity of storage of settings and results.
  • Upgradeable software online.
  • Full RFC-2544 benchmark testing: throughput, frame loss rate, latency and back-to-back.
  • 1564 test including service configuration test and service performance test.
  • BER test at Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3, error insert and test report.
  • Single and multiple site traffic generation.
  • Compatible with VLAN tag.
  • Connectivity testing: PING, TRACE, ARP SCAN.
  • Supports traffic filtration statistic at the receiver end.
  • Supports smart color touch-screen and keypad operation.
  • Obtain an IP via DHCP or manual configuration.
  • Cable VCT: capable of identifying short circuit, open circuit, normal, etc.
  • Locates the connected port on Hub or switch by blink LED indicator.
  • Can upgrade the embedded software via Ethernet or USB port
  • Uploads and prints the records via included software.

Technical Specifications

Test Interface Single RJ-45 port: 10/100/1000 BASE-T

Single SFP port: 100 BASE-FX, 1000 BASE-SX/LX/ZX

Standards IEEE 802.3, RFC1242, RFC-2544, Y.1564
LED Indicators POWER, ALARM, LINK/ACT
Communication Ports USB, Ethernet RJ45 ports
Battery 7.4V Li-ion battery(rechargeable)
Recharging Time Approx. 2 hours
Operating System Windows XP/ 2003/Vista/Win7
Weight 2.20 lbs. (1 kg ) approximately
Dimensions 9.84 in x 4.33 in x 2.76 in (250 mm x 110 mm x 70 mm)
Humidity 5 % to 95 % (non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 32 ˚F to 113 ˚F (0 ˚C to 45 ˚C)
Storage Temperature -22 ˚F to +158 ˚F (-30 ˚C to +70 ˚C)

Ordering information:

This package includes

Item Quantity
GAOTek Handheld Gigabit Ethernet Tester 1pcs
LAN Test Cable 1pcs
USB Cable 1pcs
Charger 1pcs
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery 1pcs
SFP Module and Patch Cord 1pcs
Software Setup CD 1pcs
Waterproof Package 1pcs
User Guide 1pcs

Appearance of the Instrument:

The appearance and compositions of the instrument are shown in the figure

  • Front panel: Color touch-screen, LED indicators, keypad, Logo.
  • Back panel: Battery house
  • Upper end: Copper port (RJ-45), Fiber port (SFP)
  • Left end: Ethernet port (RJ-45), Charger input jack
  • Right end: Ethernet port (RJ-45), Mini USB port, USB port

Front Appearance of the GAOTek Handheld Gigabit Ethernet Tester:

Side Appearance of GAOTek Handheld Gigabit Ethernet Tester

Touch screen:

Touch-screen is quite intelligent and easy-to-use. Operators can transmit the order and achieve function control by touching the screen. Touch-screen is much more convenient compared with traditional keyboard input and mouse input. The touch screen adopts capacitive screen, and has many advantages as follows:

  • High resolution and good transparency;
  • Good intense light-resistant and short response time;
  • High stability.

LED Indicator:

This instrument has three indicators, including two status indicators and one alarm indicator. They mainly indicate the instrument work status, and if there is any alarm during testing.

  • POWER
  • LINK/ACT
  • ALARM

Functional Keypad:

The instrument has four functional keys at the front panel, including Help Key, Main Menu Key, Back Key and Power Key/Backlight Key.

Key Name Description
1 – Help Press Help Key and go to Help menu.
2 – Main Menu Press Main Menu Key and go to main menu.
3 – Back Press Back Key and go back to previous menu.
4 – Power/Backlight Press it once to power on/off the backlight; press it longer to switch on/off the instrument.

Preparation before the operation:

  • Press Power/Backlight Key, the instrument will be buzzing with one sound and switched on, then it will start the operation system and go into the main menu.
  • Entering the main menu, the instrument initializes the configuration of the testing modules for around 10s.
  • After the initialization process completes, select the required test function and select the related test cables.
  • Connect the instrument to the tested device with related test cables, and start the test after the LED indicator shows right status.

Power:

  • When using battery for power supply, the instrument will alarm for low battery. The icon Battery Volume in right down corner will show volume grade. When the battery is low, the instrument will buzzer on, indicating the battery is low. After working for 20 to 30 minutes more, the instrument will be shut down automatically for protection. When it is low battery, the instrument needs the charger with external power supply. The battery should be charged in time when it is low battery, and continues the work after fully charged.
  • The instrument has the Auto Power Off function, to avoid starting the system under unintentional operation and exhausting the battery. Under non-testing status, if there is no operation in N minutes (N=5, 10, 30, etc.), the instrument will be shut down automatically, and users can configure the value N in the Power under System Settings menu.

Network Settings:

  • When the instrument is switched on and ready to work, it will detect the link status of the port, and all the link status and settings can be displayed in real time.
  • Click Network Settings in main menu.
  • To change any settings, click editable box in the menu and the network information can be configurable such as MAC, VLAN and IP QoS.

Performance Tests:

The Performance Tests is used to verify the network performance between two network nods, including four functions:

  • RFC-2544 Tests.
  • BER Test.
  • Jitter Test.
  • 1564 Test.

Connectivity Test:

The connectivity test includes three test items

  • Ping
  • Trace Route.
  • ARP Scan.

Monitor & Statistics:

Monitor & Statistics allows you to monitor the traffic over the network, analyze and do statistics to the frames.

Tools:

The Tools includes six test items

  • Fiber Test
  • Copper Test
  • Blink Port
  • Sniff Frame
  • Loopback

PC Communication:

The instrument supports communication with PC via USB port or Ethernet port with help of TestManagerPro software installed in the PC. When choosing Ethernet port, the correct IP address is required to configure.

Language Select

The language selection can be selected as per requirement.

Working with TestManagerPro:

Software Functions:

TestManagerPro communicates with series instruments via USB port or Ethernet port in PC. It can support uploading the stored data from the instrument, viewing and printing the stored results

Basic functions of TestManagerPro:

  • Select the type of the instrument.
  • Connect the instrument.
  • Upload the test results stored in the instrument.
  • View the stored results.
  • Analyze the stored results.
  • Clean up the uploaded records.
  • Print the test results with report format.
  • Configuration file management
  • Configuration file Synchronization
  • Upgrade the embedded software.
  • Help.

System Configuration and Running Environment:

  • Firmware Basic Configuration Required

PC :586 MHz/133 MHz or better

Memory :128 MB above

Hard disk:500 MB above

Standard mouse and keyboard

Windows-compatible printer or plotter

CD-ROM drive for installation

USB port

Network card and cable

  • Software Configuration Required

Operating system:Windows/NT/2003/VISTA/WIN7

  • System Configuration Recommendation

System display mode: 1024×768 Pixels

Install the printer or plotter before setup

How to Use TestManagerPro:

  • Connect the Instrument

Connect the instrument and the PC with network cable or USB cable. Choose the corresponding communication port in PC communication menu, and select GAOTek Handheld Gigabit Ethernet Tester as the type of instrument in the TestManagerPro software, then click Connect. If the Ethernet port is selected as communication port, the IP address in the instrument should be select accordingly.

  • TestManagerPro Software Operation

Graphic windows help you operate TestManagerPro software simply and easily.

Upload Test Records:

After successful connection between the instrument and PC, click Upload Record button in the tool bar and it will pop up a dialog box, and then click Upload button to upload the records. When there are many test records to be uploaded, it is recommended to use Ethernet port which makes it faster than USB port.

Upload Test Records:

After successful connection between the instrument and PC, click Upload Record button in the tool bar and it will pop up a dialog box, and then click Upload button to upload the records. When there are many test records to be uploaded, it is recommended to use Ethernet port which makes it faster than USB port.

Additional Information

Weight 2.09 lbs

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