5 cable certification headaches (and how VisiLINQ permanent link adapters can cure them) 

Cable certification is a vital part of any network installation project, but it can also be a source of frustration and stress for technicians. Whether it’s noise, darkness, awkward spaces, long distances, or changing link adapters, there are many challenges that can make cable testing a headache.  

But don’t worry, there is a solution that can make your life easier and your work more efficient: VisiLINQ permanent link adapters.  Used with your LanTEK IV-S, VisiLINQ enables you to test cables without touching the certifier, using a simple light indicator and a cable button. And can help cure some of your other common cable certification headaches, too.  

Noisy workspaces testing your lip-reading skills? 

You know the feeling. You’re in a noisy place like a data centre or a construction site, and you can barely hear the tester’s tone to check if the certifier is connected. You have to strain your ears or use headphones to make sure you’re testing the right cable or, worse, rely on lip-reading or sign language to communicate with your co-workers.  

With VisiLINQ, you don’t need a tone to check if the certifier is connected. Just check that the light on your VisiLINQ is blue and you’re good to go. No more noise interference or awkward gestures and misunderstandings.  

Hello darkness my old friend 

Try this scenario: you’re in a dimly lit area, like a basement or a cabinet, and you have to use a torch or your phone to read port labels or find your way. You have to juggle between holding the light source and the certifier or ask someone else to help you.  

Guess what? You can use the VisiLINQ adapter as a flashlight by pressing the cable button and turning on the light. This is useful when you need to work in dark places (like sites that are still under construction). No more fumbling in the dark or wasting battery power on your phone to shine a light on what you’re doing.  

Awkward spaces and dropped testers 

We’ve all been there. Cramped spaces in a server rooms, squeezing yourself into awkward positions, and contorting your body while still trying to see the screen on your certifier. Maybe you need to climb a ladder to reach the ports or outlets, balancing yourself and the certifier while risking dropping it or hurting yourself.   

With VisiLINQ permanent link adapters, you can test one-handed, without needing to touch the LanTEK IV-S copper and fibre cable certifier. This means you can work more comfortably and safely in any situation, whether you are on a ladder, at a rack, or in a dark corner. No more dropped certifiers or struggling on ladders.  

Long distance relationships 

Testing long cables or across floors can see you running back and forth between the tester and the remote unit or using a walkie-talkie to communicate with your co-workers. You waste time and energy, and you may miss important information or make mistakes.  

The VisiLINQ permanent link adapter allows users to initiate testing and view the results without even holding the certifier. This allows technicians to work smarter, saving time and increasing productivity.  

Change is hard 

Finally, replacing the tip on other permanent link adapters can be a tedious and delicate task. Drop the wrong part on the floor and it may roll away, never to be seen again. Plus, any damage can result in having to replace the whole adapter, which can be costly and time-consuming. 

To make things even easier and more efficient, the RJ45 tip on the VisiLINQ permanent link modules is easily replaceable in the field, boosting both productivity and profitability. Simply undo one screw, replace the tip, tighten the screw again and you’re good to go. The RJ45 tips for LanTEK IV-S have also been independently verified for 2,000 insertions – 1,250 more than regular patch cord plugs – making them both reliable and great value.   

Choose LanTEK IV-S with VisiLINQ  

VisiLINQ isn’t just another cable tester accessory. It’s a game-changer that can make cable certification faster, easier, and more enjoyable. It’s like having an extra pair of hands and eyes that can help you overcome any challenge, and it comes standard with LanTEK IV-S cable certifiers.  

Get your LanTEK IV-S certifier today and experience the benefits of VisiLINQ for yourself!