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The area marked with P indicates the typical test setup of a Permanent Link.
The area marked with C indicates the typical test setup of a Channel Link.
Setup for Permanent Link Test
The standards ANSI, EIA, TIA and ISO all differentiate between permanent link and channel link on specifications for testing of communication networks. A permanent link consists of up to 90 meters of horizontal cabling. (Maximum length limit applies to TIA standards only.) The permanent link shown above serves to certify the installation of the horizontal cabling before network connection and user hook-up. Adapters, patch cords and jumpers are excluded from testing.
Depending on the link under test, Permanent Link testing with LanTEKIII requires different adaptors:
All RJ-45 cabling systems:
All non-45 cabling systems:
Setup for Channel Link Test
A channel link includes all components of a cabling system. It consists of up to 90 meters horizontal cabling, including patch cords, jumpers, and test adapters at each cable end. The channel link shown above serves to certify the network installation, including the horizontal cable line and patch cord.
Channel link testing requires different test adaptors depending on the link under test:
Setup for other Test Methods
Depending on the testing requirements other than permanent link and channel, LanTEKIII offers various testing configurations:
Testing of End-to-End (E2E) , Device- or Direct Attach Links: