HARTING, HIROSE and FLUKE networks announce ix Industrial Ethernet Connector test adapter for FLUKE DSX CableAnalyzer | Automation.com

HARTING, HIROSE and FLUKE networks announce ix Industrial Ethernet Connector test adapter for FLUKE DSX CableAnalyzer

HARTING, HIROSE and FLUKE networks announce ix Industrial Ethernet Connector test adapter for FLUKE DSX CableAnalyzer

May 13, 2019 --- HARTING, HIROSE and FLUKE networks announced the availability of an adapter supporting the ix Industrial connector for its DSX CableAnalyzer family of network cabling certification tools. The ix Industrial is an Ethernet connector for harsh environments, based on IEC 61076-3-124 standard. This Ethernet interface is a joint development of HIROSE and HARTING. The adapter allows the DSX Series to connect to cabling systems employing the ix Industrial connector for the purposes of pre-startup verification and troubleshooting.

The ix Industrial connector was developed in cooperation between the technology partners HIROSE and HARTING and was introduced to the market 2016. The miniaturized ix Industrial connector supports communications rates to 10 Gbps when used with Category 6A or Class EA cabling. Its design features an enhanced PCB retention force, durability up to 5,000 cycles, and resistance to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). With the market trend for smaller devices, such as vision sensors and small controllers, the need for miniaturized connections is growing and the ix Industrial connector is a suitable solution for this market requirement.

The FLUKE networks DSX CableAnalyzer Series is part of the cabling certification system, supporting a variety of in-plant cabling up to and including Category 8, single and multi-mode fiber, and standards from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), International Standards Organization (ISO/IEC) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Over thirty cabling manufacturers worldwide have endorsed the DSX CableAnalyzer Series for certification of their installed systems. The DSX CableAnalyzer Series performs rigorous tests with simple pass/fail results and features extensive diagnostics.

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