Accelerates every step of the copper certification process
The DSX CableAnalyzer Series copper cable certifiers enables testing and certification of twisted pair cabling for up to 40 Gigabit Ethernet deployments and will handle any cabling system whether it is a Cat 5e, 6, 6A, 8 or Class FA and I/II. Certifying a cable is one part of a process that starts with system design and ends with system acceptance. The faster that process goes, the more profitable you’ll be. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that slow the process down – setting up the tester incorrectly, testing to the wrong limits, waiting for skilled technicians to analyze and troubleshoot failures, misinterpretation of results, and producing test reports that customers cannot understand.
As part of the Versiv cabling certification product family, the DSX CableAnalyzer Series copper cable certifiers provides accurate, error-free certification. In the installation business there are multiple teams, varying media types and multiple testing requirements. The difference between being profitable or not is just a few percentage points. The DSX certifies copper cabling, complies with all standards including Level VI/2G accuracy, making jobs easier to manage, and getting to system acceptance faster. It’s not just for the expert technicians and Project Managers. Individuals of various skill levels can improve the set-up, operation, test reporting, and simultaneously manage diverse projects.
The DSX CableAnalyzer Series family copper cable certifier is based on two modules: the DSX-5000 and DSX-8000. The DSX-5000 certifies twisted pair Cat 5e, 6, 6A and Class FA cabling with limits up to 1000 MHz. The DSX-8000 certifies twisted pair Cat 5e, 6, 6A, 8 and Class I/II cabling with limits up to 2000 MHz.
|DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™||DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer™|
|Category 6A / Class EA test time||8 seconds||10 seconds|
|Category 8 / Class I/II test time||15 seconds|
|HDTDX/HDTDR diagnostic test times||≈ 3 seconds||≈ 3 seconds|
|Internal memory||≈ 5,000 Cat 8 with plots|
≈ 12,000 Cat 6A with plots
|≈ 12,000 Cat 6A with plots|
|Level V Accuracy (1 GHz)||✓||✓|
|Level VI/2G Accuracy (2 GHz)||✓|
|Resistance Unbalance measurement||✓||✓|
|Shield integrity check||✓||✓|
|Built in Alien XTalk module||✓||✓|
|Channel Adapter||2 GHz Range||1 GHz Range|
|Permanent Link Adapter||2 GHz Range||1 GHz Range|
|Patch cord adapters||Category 5e, 6 and 6A patch cord||Category 5e, 6 and 6A patch cord|
Manage up to 12,000 Cat 6A test results with full graphics
Managing the testing of multiple jobs with multiple teams, testers, and requirements is time consuming and a source of errors. Increasingly larger jobs make project organization more important than ever. The new ProjX management system on the DSX CableAnalyzer Series copper cable certifiers provides individual project files for all job specific details to be saved under a simple name, eliminating the need to re-enter job specific details after starting a project. This minimizes set-up errors or lost files when switching from one job to another or utilizing multiple testers on a single job. In addition, it provides test results by cable ID, merges any changes without duplicates and defaults to the last copper or fiber module installed. ProjX management system provides real time status to completion on each job with a 0-100% scale and gives the operator the option to isolate any test requiring a second look and helps to assure nothing is overlooked. The “Fix Later” selection creates a punch list or automatic to do list for correcting any workmanship issues. ProjX enables project managers and crew leaders to be truly efficient.
Project menu screen shows
percent complete per job.
Specific screen shows up to the minute project details.
Set-up or view test limits, and
Capacitive touchscreen allows quick tester setup and supports all standards
Taptive user interface is easy enough for even the newest technician to perform tests across multiple media types and testing requirements. The capacitive Taptive user interface makes all jobs easily accessible from the menu screen. Touch the job you’re working on and the large display confirms the test that needs to be performed, animated instructions simplify setting the configuration making correct testing assured.
|Simple Set up.|
Eight second Cat 6A test time and the fastest way to submit your certification results
No tester offers so much speed for so many tests. Complete copper certification to Cat 6A in 8 seconds or certify two fibers at two wavelengths in just 3 seconds. Endorsements by cabling vendors worldwide assure that Versiv is the fastest way to project completion and system acceptance. Quickly get a Pass or Fail result and easily review individual test parameters by value or drill into specific area on a graph.
There may be scenarios where a typical four-connector channel is not used when connecting these types of devices– especially those that reside in the ceiling space where it is impractical to install a faceplate. Instead, there is just one patch cord in the telecommunications room and the permanent link is terminated at the other end with a plug so it can plug directly into the device, essentially eliminating the equipment cord. This creates what is now known as a Modular Plug Terminated Link, or MPTL.
The DSX CableAnalyzer™ is capable of certifying MPTL by using a patch cord adapter on one end and a permanent link on the opposite end (see image below).
The patch cord adapters support Category 5e, 6, and 6A performance levels and work with all DSX CableAnalyzer™ models. The latest version of the Versiv/DSX firmware is required to use the MPTL testing limits.
LinkWare Live is a cloud-based service that lets you manage certification jobs anytime, anywhere, with anyone on any device. With LinkWare Live, you can
*See supported countries.
Leveraging the popular and multi-featured LinkWare PC management software application, DSX CableAnalyzer Series users can easily access the ProjX management system data, generate reports, and upgrade the software in their testers. Project Managers have full capabilities to manage workflow and consolidate test results. Users can provide the finishing touch by adding their company logo to the report and offer it unaltered to their customers for system acceptance purposes. Keep your business tools simple, no matter which Fluke Networks copper or fiber tester you are using, LinkWare PC is the software package that reports it all.
Now with LinkWare PC stats, the new automated statistical report option, you can move above and beyond the page-per-link report and see your entire cabling infrastructure. It analyzes and transforms LinkWare PC test results data into charts and diagrams that reveal your cabling plant performance; this report summarizes your entire cabling infrastructure in a compact, graphical format that makes it easy to verify margins and to spot anomalies.
|New versions of LinkWare PC are always backwards compatible with previous versions, so you can stay current and always integrate tests from different testers into one test report.||LinkWare Stats summarizes all project data|
Electrically centered plug design is compliant with TIA Level 2G and IEC Level VI accuracy requirements to 2000 MHz with a future-ready design to support all hardware upgrades
The DSX CableAnalyzer Series enables cable testing and certification for network deployments up to 40 Gigabit Ethernet – whether it is an existing Cat 5e, 6, 6A, 8 or Class I/II cabling system, the DSX tests to all industry standards. The electrically centered test plug results in the Level 2G/VI accuracy required to support field testing to Cat 8 / Class I/II, 2000 MHz. The DSX exceeds the IEC Level VI and TIA Level 2G specifications assuring you of higher confidence in results over the full frequency range. Higher performance cabling systems like Cat 8 require more precise measurement to ensure they are providing the noise immunity required by 25G and 40G applications. Additionally, complex Alien Crosstalk link-to-link certification is simplified by integrating the measurement capability into each copper module up to 40GBASE-T testing.
The DSX is the first field tester to support balance measurements including Transverse Conversion Loss (TCL) and Equal Level Transverse Conversion Transfer Loss (ELTCTL). TCL and ELTCTL are important measurements found in the cabling standards. They define a minimum performance for balance, a key parameter to help determine noise immunity. Industrial network owners/operators are especially interested in this property due to the higher level of electromagnetic interference (EMI) within the industrial environment.
Fluke Networks’ DSX CableAnalyzer Series has obtained Intertek (ETL) verification in accordance with the ANSI/TIA-1152-A specification for Level 2G test equipment. (Report on file.)
Graphically displays the source of failures including crosstalk and distance to shield faults for faster troubleshooting
The DSX reduces the time required to fix cabling faults with dedicated diagnostics, a simple 1 button test runs all tests and saves all data. The graphical results screen allows you to look down the cable to see exactly where any cross talk, return loss or shield faults are located on any given link. Previous testers had frequency limits of their diagnostic capabilities of up to 250 MHz only, but the DSX CableAnalyzer Series removes this limitation. This common view is easily interpreted by novice and expert users alike to isolate and act on any failed results quickly and is stored with the test result for remote analysis.
High Definition Time Domain Crosstalk (HTDTX) shows the far end connection in clearly the issue
Features simple diagnostics based decades
Shield continuity historically is a direct current (DC) measurement with no distance to fault available. Other testers run a simple resistance test to verify that the shield has continuity. These tests have been shown to be inaccurate, sometime confusing a ground path as shield continuity and not correctly identifying a break in the shield. Other testers may tell you there is a break in a shield, but not pinpoint the exact location giving no indication of where to start rework. The DSX CableAnalyzer Series is the first field tester to report distance to any shield integrity issues, reporting the true status of the screen continuity. This is especially important in\ datacenters and Cat 8 installations where screen continuity is critical to maintaining alien crosstalk performance of screened cabling.
|DSX-PLA804S||DSX-8000 Cat 8/Class I PLA Set. See Photo|
|DSX-CHA804S||DSX-8000 Cat 8/Class I CHA Set. See Photo|
DSX-8000 TERA PERMANENT LINK AND CHANNEL ADAPTER SET See Photo
|DSX-CHA-8-GG45-S||DSX-8000 GG45/ARJ45 Channel Adapter Set (2 GHz)|
DSX-8000 TERA CHANNEL ADAPTER SET See Photo
DSX-8000 TERA PERMANENT LINK ADAPTER SET See Photo
DSX-PLA804 Plug replacement parts. This item includes two contact blocks of the 8-pin modular plug.
DSX-8000 2GHz Set-Ref Module
DSX Universal Permanent Link Adapter See Photo
SINGLE DSX CAT 6A/CLASS EA PERMANENT LINK ADAPTER
DSX CAT 6A/CLASS EA PLA SET See Photo
DSX-PLA004 plug replacement parts. This item includes two contact blocks of the 8-pin modular plug
DSX TERA CAT 7A/CLASS FA PLA SET See Photo
DSX CAT 6A/CLASS EA CHA SET See Photo
DSX TERA Cat 7A/CLASS FA CHA SET See Photo
|DSX-TERA-KIT||DSX TERA CAT 7A/CLASS FA PLA & CHA KIT|
|DSX-CHA-5-GG45-S||DSX-5000 GG45/ARJ45 Channel Adapter Set (1 GHz)|
|DSX-5000 MOD||1 GHZ DSX Replacement MODULE|
|DSX-REFMOD||DSX-5000 SET-REF MODULE|
|Accessories for the DSX 5000/8000 CableAnalyzers|
|DSX-PC5E||Single Patch Cord Adapter for testing Cat 5e Modular Plug Terminated Links See Photo|
|DSX-PC6||Single Patch Cord Adapter for testing Cat 6 Modular Plug Terminated Links See Photo|
|DSX-PC6A||Single Patch Cord Adapter for testing Cat 6A Modular Plug Terminated Links See Photo|
DSX COAX ADAPTER SET
DSX M12 4-POSITION ADAPTER SET See Photo
DSX COAX ADAPTER See Photo
DSX Patch Cord Test Adapter Set for Category 5e patch cords See Photo
DSX Patch Cord Test Adapter Set for Category 6 patch cords See Photo
|DSX-PC6AS||DSX Patch Cord Test Adapter Set for Category 6A patch cords|
|DSX-PCTA5EKS||SET OF TWO SHIELDED CAT 5E REPLACEMENT PATCH CORD JACKS|
|DSX-PCTAC6KS||SET OF TWO SHIELDED CAT 6 REPLACEMENT PATCH CORD JACKS|
|DSX-PCTAC6AKS||SET OF TWO SHIELDED CAT 6A REPLACEMENT PATCH CORD JACKS|
|VERSIV2-M||VERSIV2 MAIN REPLACEMENT W/WIFI|
|VERSIV2-RU||VERSIV2 REMOTE REPLACEMENT|
VERSIV Hardsided Case See Photo
Versiv Large Carry Case See Photo
Versiv Small Carry Case. See Photo
Backpack strap for Versiv Large Case See Photo
|DSX-USB-CBL||USB INTERFACE CABLE STANDARD A TO MICRO B|
|PWR-SPLY-30W||30W Power Supply, 15V, 2A with US adapter. See Photo|
30W Power Supply, 15V, 2A with US, EU, AU, and UK adapters See Photo
30W Power Supply, 15V, 2A with US, South Africa and India adapters See Photo
|PWR-SPLY-ADP||EU, AU, UK adapters for 30W power supply. See Photo|
South Africa and India adapters for 30W power supply See Photo
WiFi Adapter for Versiv Mainframe. (Available in the following countries.)
Versiv Headphones See Photo
Versiv Battery See Photo
Versiv Strap Kit See Photo
|VERSIV-STND||Versiv Demo Stand|
|Shielded and unshielded pair LAN cabling||TIA Category 3, 4, 5, 5e, 6, 6A, 8: 100 Ω|
ISO/IEC Class C, D, E, EA, F, FA and I/II: 100 Ω and 120 Ω
|Standard Link Interface Adapters|
|Permanent link adapters||Plug type: shielded RJ45|
Optional Plug type: Tera
|Channel Adapters||Jack type: shielded RJ45|
Optional Jack type: Tera, GG45
|TIA||Category 3, 4, 5, 5e, 6, 6A, 8 per TIA 568-C.2|
|ISO/IEC||Class C and D, E, EA, F, FA and I/II certification per ISO/IEC|
|Maximum frequency||DSX-8000: 2000 MHz;|
DSX-5000: 1000 MHz
|Speed of Autotest||DSX-8000: Full 2-way Autotest of Category 5e or 6/Class D or E: 7 seconds. Full 2-way Autotest of Category 6A/Class EA: 8 seconds. Full 2-way Autotest of Category 8: 16 seconds|
|DSX-5000: Full 2-way Autotest of Category 5e or 6/Class D or E: 9 seconds. Full 2-way Autotest of Category 6A/Class EA: 10 seconds|
|Supported test parameters (The selected test standard determines the test parameters and the frequency range of the tests)||Wire Map, Length, Propagation Delay, Delay Skew, DC Loop Resistance, Insertion Loss (Attenuation), Return Loss (RL), NEXT, Attenuation-to-crosstalk Ratio (ACR-N), ACR-F (ELFEXT), Power Sum ACR-F (ELFEXT), Power Sum NEXT, Power Sum ACR-N, Power Sum Alien Near End Xtalk (PS ANEXT), Power Sum Alien Attenuation Xtalk Ratio Far End (PS AACR-F)|
|Input protection||Protected against continuous telco voltages and 100 mA over-current. Occasional ISDN over-voltages will not cause damage|
|Display||5.7 in LCD display with a projected capacitance touchscreen|
|Case||High impact plastic with shock absorbing overmold|
|Dimensions||Main Versiv unit with DSX module and battery installed: 2.625 in x 5.25 in x 11.0 in (6.67 cm x 13.33 cm x 27.94 cm)|
|Weight||Main Versiv unit with DSX module and battery installed: 3 lbs, 5oz (1.28 kg)|
|Main unit and remote:||Lithium ion battery pack, 7.2 V|
|Typical battery life:||8 hours|
|Charge time*||Tester off: 4 hours to charge from 10 % capacity to 90 % capacity.|
|Languages supported||English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Trad Chinese, Czech, Polish, Swedish, Hungarian|
|Calibration||Service center calibration period is 1 year|
|Integrated Wi-Fi||Meets IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)|
|Operating Temperature||32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-14°F to +140°F (-10°C to +60°C)|
|Operating relative humidity||0 % to 90 %, 32°F to 95 °F (0°C to 35°C)|
0 % to 70 %, 95°F to 113 °F (35°C to 45°C)
|Vibration||Random, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz|
|Shock||1 m drop test with and without module and adapter|
|Safety||CSA 22.2 No. 61010, IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition|
|Operating altitude||13,123 ft (4,000 m)|
10,500 ft (3,200 m) with ac adapter
|Performance Specifications **|
|DSX-8000||Category 8 test modes (or lower link categories)||ANSI/TIA-1152 Level 2G|
|Class I/II test modes||Proposed standard IEC 61935-1 Ed. 5 Level VI|
|DSX-5000||Category 6A/Class EA test modes (or lower link categories)||Exceed Level IIIe requirements of TIA 1152 and Level IV of IEC 61935-1.|
|Class FA test modes||Exceed Level V requirements as in the draft 4th edition of IEC 61935-1.|
|Length of Twisted Pair Cabling1|
|Without Remote||With Remote|
|Range||800 m (2600 ft)||150 m (490 ft)|
|Resolution||0.1 m or 1 ft||0.1 m or 1 ft|
|Accuracy||± (0.3 m + 2 %); 0 m to 150 m|
± (0.3 m + 4 %); 150 m to 800 m
|± (0.3 m + 2 %)|
|Without Remote||With Remote|
|Range||4000 ns||750 ns|
|Resolution||1 ns||1 ns|
|Accuracy||± (2 ns + 2 %); 0 ns to 750 ns|
± (2 ns + 4 %); 750 ns to 4000 ns
|± (2 ns + 2 %)|
|Range||0 ns to 100 ns|
|Accuracy||± 10 ns|
|DC Loop Resistance Test|
|Range||0 Ω to 540 Ω|
|Accuracy||± (1 Ω + 1 %)|
|Overload recovery time||Less than 10 minutes to rated accuracy following an overvoltage. Referencing is required after repeated or prolonged overvoltage.|
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