Fluke Networks Announces Support for GameChanger™ Cable Testing

The new Paige Datacom cabling solution can now be certified for extended reach applications.


Fluke Networks and Paige DataCom today announced that the Fluke DSX CableAnalyzer™ Series, the industry’s leading cabling certification platform, now supports performance testing of Paige’s GameChanger™ cable. GameChanger is designed to significantly exceed the reach of traditional category cable and has been recently verified by UL to deliver 1 Gbps performance and PoE+ over 200 meters.

“We’re excited that Fluke Networks is bringing this world-class testing and certification capability to GameChanger cable,” says David Coleman, VP of business development for Paige Electric Co., LP. “Installers can quickly and accurately acquire a certified test result, along with assurance that the GameChanger cable is performing as expected.”

“It is not possible to test extended length channels filled with repeaters and transceivers. We believe this will finally provide a means to certify extended length channels for documentation and compliance purposes," Coleman added. Reports from the DSX CableAnalyzer can be used to certify performance of the installed cabling and to qualify for Paige’s 25-year warranty.

The test, which takes under 11 seconds, is available on all Fluke DSX models as part of version 6.0 or higher of the DSX CableAnalyzer Series software. Customers with older DSX Series products can obtain the latest version at no charge by visiting this site. Support is also currently available in Fluke Networks’ LinkWare™ Live certification management service, which reduces errors through remote programming of the testers and cuts reporting time with uploading of results over Wi-Fi and one-click certification reporting.

The GameChanger cable from Paige is designed to be an easy, fast, and inexpensive way to take your networking infrastructure well beyond the 100 meter limit. It can eliminate intermediate IDF requirements and the need to install repeaters or transceivers, which are costly and introduce additional points of failure.

“As the industry leader, we always look to work with companies who are making big strides in advancing networking technology,” said Harley Lang (RCDD), Marketing Director for Fluke Networks. “Fluke Networks stands ready to support manufacturers like Paige Datacom when they introduce innovative and exciting new products, like GameChanger cable.”