Why the LanTEK IV-S cable certifier is a Gold award winner

We were delighted to find out that TREND Networks has received Gold Honouree status at the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards for the second year running for our LanTEK IV-S cable certifier. Having scooped a Gold level award in both 2022 and 2023, it’s clear that the expert judges can see there is something truly special about the LanTEK IV-S cable certifier. 

To enter the award, we had to prove that LanTEK IV-S could demonstrate innovation, value to the user, sustainability, meeting a need, collaboration, and impact. Luckily, we developed the LanTEK IV-S copper and fibre cable certifier with all these things in mind! That’s because we innovate our product range based on working closely with installers, technicians, and project managers, and understand their real-world challenges. 

We took that knowledge and created LanTEK IV-S to change the way you certify, for the better. Here are just some of the benefits you could experience with the fastest cloud-connected cable certifier out there. 

  1. Get started fast 

LanTEK IV-S has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling seamless connection to the TREND AnyWARE Cloud– the fasted cloud test management software in the world. With the TREND AnyWARE Cloud, project managers can pre-configure project information such as cable IDs and testing requirements ready for the job. So, rather than spending time on site doing manual set-up, installers can just show up on time and start work. As well as saving time, this also helps support greater accuracy, eliminating costly setup errors.  

  1. Data management – simplified 

With LanTEK IV-S, it is simple for users to wirelessly upload results to the TREND AnyWARE Cloud test management system, preventing data from being lost or delayed. Plus, plot data is automatically saved every time, with every test. 

The recent AnyWARE EXPLORER update has made the test data management even more efficient. It provides a unique, intuitive folder structure (similar to that found on a PC), allowing tests to be organised between the project, building, floor, room, and rack, making navigation simpler. 

  1. We keep things up to date, so you don’t have to 

With a LanTEK IV-S cable certifier, users can already conduct and save a Cat6A test within 7 seconds.  However, to be future-ready, the tester’s enhanced functionality also certifies links up to Cat8.1 and Cat8.2, including TCL and Resistance Unbalance. It will also test to 3000MHz providing room for future ratified ISO and TIA test standards. 

As part of our Depend On Us philosophy, software updates are always free for our testers. Now, we are making that even easier for LanTEK IV-S users. Our next operating software update will allow all future software updates to be done automatically via Wi-Fi. Users will receive on-screen notifications that an update is available and simply tap to install, similar to a mobile phone app update. It’s faster, more convenient, and eliminates the need for a PC for updating your tester software.  

  1. Standout support 

Trying to explain an issue over the phone to a colleague elsewhere is never easy, and wastes time troubleshooting. With LanTEK IV-S, we introduced TeamViewer Live Support to remove that frustration. Co-workers based on other sites or back in the office can collaborate and see the tests you’re conducting in real time, to help get to the bottom of any issues. If needed, the TREND Networks technical support team can also remote in to the tester. 

With our Depend On Us promise, TREND Networks is also committed to responding fast to any support requests, even for customers without a Care Plan for their LanTEK IV-S certifier. When it’s needed, calibration and service are also available fast. We also cover LanTEK IV-S with our lifetime support promise. In the event that the product is no longer supported, a 30% discount is available on a new model. 

  1. Ways to work smarter 

LanTEK IV-S includes a unique, patented VisiLINQ™ permanent link adapter that helps users increase productivity. You have everything needed to initiate testing on the certifier and view the results in the palm of their hand, saving time and enabling you work smarter.  

A new fibre optic Video Inspection Probe is also being introduced for LanTEK IV-S to provide high-quality images of fibre optic end faces. This helps reduce the risk of test failures and network connectivity issues.  

Smart technology supports smart working. The LanTEK IV-S uses advanced machine vision to provide near-instantaneous evaluation of the connector end face. The Auto Analyze function captures the image as soon as it is in focus and the software automatically identifies any defects. Then, simply save the results to the certifier’s internal memory and export to a USB drive if required. Or easily add these images to test reports generated in the TREND AnyWARE Cloud. 

Depend On Us for award-winning solutions 

TREND Networks continues to innovate best-in-class solutions that overcome the real challenges faced by cable and network technicians and installers. If you want to work smarter, reduce costs, and improve accuracy, talk to our team for advice now.  

Discover the benefits of LanTEK IV-S here.