New suite of solutions to help cable installers slash capital expenditure

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Ideal Networks has announced the launch of Test4Less, a suite of products, services and payment methods to help companies installing and testing data cabling and networks to reduce capital expenditure, increase productivity and improve cash flow.

“Companies investing in multiple certifiers face the issue of increased expenditure and reduced ROI,” says Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager at Ideal Networks. “We’ve also found that several businesses have invested in a new fleet of certifiers which now require an expensive upgrade to new models due to certifier discontinuation by the manufacturer.”

The range of Test4Less solutions has been specifically developed by Ideal Networks to address the common frustrations of data cable installers and systems integrators and provide cost-effective solutions to help them overcome these challenges.

The research showed that high capital expenditure for cable certifiers is an issue for many, as it reduces cash flow and offers a low ROI. We also discovered cable installers required a certifier such as a LanTEK® III on 25% of their cable installations typically and on the remainder a less expensive cable transmission tester, such as SignalTEK® CT or SignalTEK NT, could be utilised to provide proof of performance.

These 25% of cable installations include building specifications that require a cable certifier or if cable manufacturer warranties are required. With this simple approach, businesses could reduce capital expenditure on testers by up to 57%*.

Time and money can also be wasted where certifiers are shared between technicians due to their high cost. This approach removes the need for this, as companies can afford to equip every technician with a SignalTEK unit, reducing shipping requirements.