Communications test equipment analyzes cables, antenna and the properties of signals to troubleshoot for faults or anomalies in communications systems. In a 5G world, signal strength and speed are pillars of every industry, and devices like cable and antenna analyzers identify factors like corrosion, competing signals or damaged components that contribute to interference. Wifi, radio, cellular connections and internet service all rely on communications testing instruments to prevent outages and achieve optimal speed.
Cellular tower testing, which this product group is centered on, is composed of several different test types. PIM testing discovers the source of PIM (passive intermodulation) signals, which interfere with RF transmissions. Cable and antenna analyzers conduct VSWR, return loss and distance-to-fault testing for antenna signal diagnostics. Phone carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and more depend on antenna alignment tools, which optimize microwave link reliability.
Our inventory of communications products includes antenna analyzers, PIM analyzers, cable analyzers / certifiers, fiber splicing machines, OTDRs, and more. Technicians who rent from ATEC often seek out CAT 5 and CAT 6 cable certifying devices, known as LAN cable certifiers, instruments that meet CPRI standards, and models commonly used to test Verizon and AT&T.