Category Archives: 2018

New Fluke Networks OptiFiber® Pro HDR OTDR Brings Versiv™ Efficiency to Passive Optical Network, Outside Plant, Datacenter and Other High Dynamic Range Applications

Revolutionary Fluke Networks Versiv Platform User Interface
Reduces Cabling Installation and Maintenance Costs by Two-Thirds

Everett, Wash., October 29, 2018 – Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the OptiFiber® Pro High Dynamic Range (HDR) Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, the first OTDR that fulfills contractors’, installers’ and network owners’ demands for a single solution to deal with applications ranging from FTTx, PON and datacenters to category-rated structured cabling. Versiv users report that its efficient and familiar interface cuts costs by 65% when testing, certifying and maintaining copper and fiber network installations.

The OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is designed to support the growing need for an OTDR able to test and document HDR applications supporting outside plant (OSP) back-haul and long-haul services, peer-to-peer (P2P), passive optical network (PON), and fiber-to-the-premises installations. Three new singlemode modules address 1490 nm, 1625 nm and combined 1310/1550 nm with a dynamic range of up to 42 dB, allowing users to find more faults over longer distances.

“We’ve used Versiv for a long time and it has reduced our certification cost”, according to Chuck Ziegler, Senior Project Manager at Fisk Electric, a Houston, Texas-based electrical, security, and cabling contractor . “Now, we’ll be able to apply that same efficiency to our outside plant and FTTx jobs”.

OptiFiber Pro’s award-winning interface is enhanced with a number of new features to support these applications, including automated identification of splitters and Expert-Manual mode which allows users to optimize the instrument’s performance by easily modifying automated settings chosen by the OTDR. This is in addition to groundbreaking features including automated setup, pinch-and-zoom analysis of traces and Event Map™ interpretation of results. “The EventMap to easily identifies everything on the trunk – it’s a real time saver.”, adds Mr. Ziegler.

Fluke Networks’ modular Versiv Platform is the basis of the OptiFiber Pro OTDR solution. All Versiv models work with LinkWare PC reporting software and the LinkWare Live cloud-connected certification service. With over fourteen million results uploaded to date, LinkWare Live is the industry’s leading solution for automated setup and support of the certification devices and cabling projects. “Our Versiv platform and OptiFiber Pro Series OTDRs help to make novice installers into experts and makes experts faster,” said Harley Lang III, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “For companies and organizations that install or own data communication networks, the OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is one certification tool they can count on to more efficiently and quickly install, test and certify a wide range of cabling installations.”

Availability: The Fluke Networks OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is available for purchase from resellers worldwide starting at $12,245 US MSRP and is also available for rent from select suppliers.

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare™ Live, the world’s leading cloud-connected cable certification solution with over fourteen million results uploaded to date. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.


WilsonPro Announces a New Cloud-managed Cellular Amplifier

The industry’s first cloud-managed and controlled cellular signal amplifier.

The WilsonPro Cloud service and Pro 1000C amplifier allow an installer to manage and monitor cellular amps from any device that run a web browser. Integrators can get customizable email and text notifications to alert them to any status change of installed amplifiers, including notification if a system ever goes offline.

Pro 1000C Key Features
– Remotely reset an amp or turn specific frequency bands on & off
– Generate reports & view performance histories on your phone
– Organize monitored amps by account and location
– Remote donor antenna tuning tool
– Included 1-year WilsonPro Cloud service subscription
– Covers up to 35,000 sq ft with enhanced 4G LTE & 3G signal
– +15 dB max downlink power for expanded indoor coverage
– Includes XDR – won’t shut down due to overpowering tower signal
– Full color display for easy system set up
– Works with all Canadian cellular networks

For more information watch the product video.


IOGEAR Ships New Series of Secure KVM Switches

NIAP-Certified KVM Switches Provide the Last Line of Defense Against Cyber Security Threats for Businesses and Government Organizations of All Sizes

IRVINE, Calif. – July 25, 2018 IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced it has begun shipping its new series of two- and four-port Secure KVM switches. Joining IOGEAR’s comprehensive portfolio of business-class KVM and KVMP solutions, the new secure KVM switches protect vulnerable data systems from internal and external cyber security threats at the desktop, where the use of input devices such as keyboards and mice can result in data theft or leakage.

IOGEAR’s new Secure KVM Switches are available in two-, four- and eight-port versions which allow users to securely share a single keyboard, mouse, speaker set, CAC reader, and single or dual DVI or HDMI monitors with up to eight computers. To provide maximum protection against tampering or data leakage, the switches feature tamper-evident seals, active chassis intrusion detection, tamper-proof hardware, and restricted USB connectivity which causes non-HIDs (Human Interface Devices) to be ignored when switching between computers. Per-port channel isolation and automatic clearing of the keyboard and mouse buffer when changing port focus makes it impossible for data to be leaked or transferred between secure and unsecured computers.

The IOGEAR Secure KVM switches are NIAP-certified (National Information Assurance Partnership) and compliant with NIAP PP 3.0 (Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch version 3.0).

The New Four-Port Secure KVM Switches Include:

GCS1214TAA3 4-Port Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1414TAA3 4-Port DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch

GCS1314TAA3 4-Port HDMI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1224TAA3 4-Port Dual View Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1424TAA3 4-Port Dual View DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch

GCS1324TAA3 4-Port Dual View HDMI Secure KVM Switch .

The New Two-Port Secure KVM Switches Include:

GCS1212TAA3 2-Port Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1412TAA3 2-Port DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch

GCS1312TAA3 2-Port HDMI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1222TAA3 2-Port Dual View Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1322TAA3 2-Port Dual View HDMI Secure KVM Switch

GCS1422TAA3 2-Port Dual View DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch .

The new eight-port Secure KVM Switches, including the GCS1228TAA3 8-Port Dual View Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch, support single- and dual-view DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI, and will be available beginning mid-August.

The IOGEAR Secure KVM Switches carry a four-year warranty and are available now through authorized resellers and distributors and can be sourced from a diversified group of Federal, State and Local contract vehicles. For more information on IOGEAR’s complete line of award-winning TAA-compliant, Common Criteria (CC) and connectivity products and solutions, please visit and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


IOGEAR, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, in business and on-the-go.

IOGEAR meets a variety of needs for government customers by offering a broad range of TAA-compliant products that include CAC readers, combo keyboard+CAC readers, KVM/KVMPs, docking stations, wired/wireless AV, computer accessories and cables.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

©2018 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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InFocus Gives First Look at New Mondopads and Projectors at InfoComm 2018

Company demos new devices across product categories for collaboration displays, wireless presentation, projector, and distributed video networks.

June 4, 2018 – LAS VEGAS – () – InfoComm Booth N1306 — InFocus Corporation (, a leading provider of display wall solutions for collaboration and learning, announces the debut of a wide-range of innovative product solutions designed for the conference room, classroom, enterprise, and home at InfoComm 2018. Products ranging from all-in-one displays, projectors, wireless presentation solutions, and distributed display wall systems will be demonstrated in the InFocus booth #1306 in North Hall, allowing attendees to preview future InFocus offerings in the commercial AV space this year.

Mondopad All-In-One Displays for Business
A new array of Mondopad all-in-one display models will address business needs across every market segment. InFocus’s updated Mondopad solution lineup will offer a fresh, user-friendly design and interface, designed to enable businesses to work together more efficiently by collaborating visually, video conferencing, and capturing and sharing information to bridge information gaps.

The new Mondopad line comprises three models, each of which will be available in 55, 65, 75, and 86-inch models as well as multi-touch 4K or 1080p anti-glare displays, later this year:

– Mondopad Ultra provides premium, high-performance collaboration via a seamlessly integrated, fully-featured touchscreen system with a built-in Windows PC, a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, and Microsoft Office. Users can share, view, and control the Mondopad Ultra from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, annotate using the interactive digital whiteboard feature, and utilize native HD video calling and data sharing;

– Mondopad Launch is a flexible solution that enables users to start meetings quickly with the tools that they choose, simply by adding their favorite software and apps. Mondopad Launch models feature a built-in Windows PC with powerful Intel Core i5 processor, are video conferencing ready, and include a digital whiteboard and annotation capabilities for easy content sharing from any personal device;

– Mondopad Access gives users an easy way to present information and share ideas. Content can be wirelessly transmitted to the display at the touch of a button with the included InFocus SimpleShare point-to-point presentation solution. Users can write or draw on the built-in digital whiteboard, screen capture, and annotate over any content, as well as view and present documents, photos, and video.

Solid-State Illumination Projectors
InFocus is previewing three new solid-state illumination projectors, which will offer fantastic ROI through an accurate color gamut 30 percent wider than traditional projection, a bright visual equivalence, and 30,000-hour light source. There will be three models in the solid-state illumination projector line:

– SPL1080HDUST is a HD laser projector featuring 4,000 lumens that projects a wide image from inches away with its super-short .23 throw ratio;

– IN1186HD is a LED projector featuring 2,200 lumens and full 1080p resolution. Compact and ultra-portable, the IN1186HD includes USB compatibility designed for PC-less presentations and BYOD applications;

– INL3148HD offers 5,000 lumens, WUXGA resolution, and full connectivity for high-end installations.

IN119HDxa Home Entertainment Projector
InFocus is also showcasing its latest immersive home entertainment projector solution, the IN119HDxa, which provides native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution (16:9 aspect ratio) image quality, 3,600 lumens, and 28,000:1 contrast ratio for high brightness, sharpness and depth with darker darks and whiter whites. The projector provides vivid, accurate color thanks to BrilliantColor technology, as well as 3D capability via content from PCs, Xbox, PlayStation, Blu-ray, and many more sources.

SimpleShare Wireless Presentation Solution
Available now and on its debut display at InfoComm 2018, SimpleShare is a point-to-point presentation wireless connectivity solution for video, presentation, documents, and data sharing. SimpleShare is device-agnostic and a true cable replacement, to allow users to wirelessly share high-definition video and sound to any display with an HDMI input without requiring software, downloads, or network management. SimpleShare is extremely user-friendly for anyone to implement without burdening the IT department.

There’s a SimpleShare model for every application:

– SimpleShare (INA-SIMS1) is perfect for a small meeting room, including one transmitter and receiver;

– SimpleShare Presentation System (INA-SIMPS1) is a complete conference room solution with three transmitters and a charging station;

– SimpleShare Touch Presentation System (INA-SIMINT1) supports up to three presenters with wireless touch control from a touch display panel and allows users to annotate on anything they present from their source device, as well as draw and write on a built-in digital whiteboard.

Jupiter PixelNet 2.0
Updated from the award-winning Jupiter PixelNet solution, PixelNet 2.0 makes its North American debut at InfoComm 2018. The distributed display wall system features uncompressed 4K video quality, native fiber, and audio support, and provides increased processing power with the ability to connect a virtually unlimited number of displays, video, and data sources, across a campus or around the world. PixelNet Domain Control (PDC) software provides centralized control of real-time HD or 4K content in conference rooms, lobby displays, offices, and classrooms, and also allows operators to visualize any video wall or single display in the network, place any video or data source in a window anywhere on the wall or within a single screen, and even control multiple video walls at remote locations. Jupiter PixelNet 2.0 is available now.

For more information on all of InFocus’ new products at InfoComm 2018 visit the InFocus booth N1306, from June 6 to 8, 2018, or visit

About InFocus Corp.
InFocus makes connecting people and ideas easy, reliable and affordable. The industry leader for more than 30 years, InFocus creates innovative collaboration solutions that support visual teamwork. Its award-winning, integrated services, hardware and software products are employed and trusted by thousands of the most successful businesses, public agencies, and schools around the world. With solutions for conference rooms, huddle rooms, office desktops, control rooms, classrooms, large venues, and people on the move, there is an InFocus product and service for every application. Learn more at Visit the InFocus store at Follow InFocus on social media at, or


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Fluke Networks Releases New Versiv™ Adapters to Support Certification of Modular Plug Terminated Links

MPTL Connection Standard Designed to Support Internet-of-Things, Intelligent Building Design

Everett, Wash., April 16, 2018 – Fluke Networks introduced three new adapters for the Versiv DSX CableAnalyzer Series giving installers the ability to certify Modular Plug Terminated Link (MPTL) cabling installations to the draft ANSI-TIA568.2-D standard. The new adapters support Category 5e, 6, and 6A performance levels and are paired with the DSX Permanent Link adapter (included with all DSX CableAnalyzer models) to perform MPTL certification. The new adapters are compatible with all DSX models.

The MPTL was created for scenarios where a typical four-connector channel is unnecessary for connecting cabling to networked devices – such as those that reside in a ceiling space where it is impractical to install a faceplate and connect via equipment cords. Instead, there is just a single run from the patch panel in the telecommunications room or from a zone box to a termination at the far end with a plug directly connected into the device, eliminating the work area outlet and equipment cord.

“With the proliferation of IoT, more devices than ever are communicating and receiving power via the network cabling infrastructure,” said Bob Allan, Siemon’s Global Business Development Manager for Intelligent Buildings. “Rather than connecting to the network via outlets and equipment cords, many of these devices can be rapidly and more efficiently connected using an MPTL configuration. Directly connecting devices to the network can improve security by eliminating equipment cords that can be easily disconnected.”

Siemon, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions recently announced its new Z-PLUG™ Category 6A Field Terminated Plug for quick, reliable high-performance plug terminations that enable custom-length MPTL connections to a variety of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices deployed in today’s intelligent buildings.

“We believe it is important to use the right tools to properly test and certify MPTLs performance to industry standards,” said Allan. “Verifying MPTL performance is critical to ensuring our customers that their investment will meet and exceed their expectations when they deploy high-speed 10 gigabit applications and the latest four-pair Power-over-Ethernet applications, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, LED lighting, security surveillance, and building automation controls.”

“Fluke Networks has worked closely with the industry associations and manufacturers in developing the standards such as MTPL that are set to ensure optimal performance of today’s and tomorrow’s advanced networks and the devices people and businesses count on,” said Harley Lang, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “Our commitment to the industry can be seen in our products to support standards worldwide – including Fluke Networks’ Versiv Cabling Certification system, which is endorsed by 31 cabling manufacturers to meet standards set for their products.”

Contractors and installers have seen their investment in Versiv pay off: More than two-thirds of users experience a reduction in testing-related errors and a 10 percent increase in overall profitability.

Fluke Networks continues to invest in the Versiv line of products providing users with a modular platform with new features and capabilities necessary to support copper certification up to Category 8, fiber loss, OTDR, and fiber inspection testing and certification. The new MPTL adapters give users another tool that works with the Versiv DSX CableAnalyzer series and LinkWare Live, to which users have uploaded over 10 million test results to date.

Availability: The new MPTL adapters work with all Versiv DSX CableAnalyzer models and are available today from authorized Fluke Networks resellers. The latest version of the Versiv-DSX firmware is required to use these options and is available free of charge.  For more information, visit

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare Live, the world’s first cloud-connected cable certification capability –introduced in late 2014. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.


Keating Technologies Receives Fluke Networks Sales Achievement Award

On February 26th to 28th, 2018 Keating Technologies attended Mach ’18 – the Fluke Networks 2018 Sales Kickoff event in Seattle and Everett, Washington. This was a worldwide event with attendees from North America, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

During the Monday night Sales Awards Reception and Banquet, Keating Technologies received the Fluke Networks Sales Achievement Award for Canada in 2017.

The rest of the event included a Versiv hands on training session, presentations from Fluke Networks executives and a factory tour at the corporate headquarters in Everett.

The event ended with a dinner at the Museum of Flight where the photo below was taken with the entire group.

Fluke Networks at the Museum of Flight