Fluke Networks announced the availability of the VoIP Enterprise Service Kit, designed to ensure successful deployment of VoIP phones over existing network infrastructure. The VoIP Enterprise Service Kit is intended to fill a void created by existing test tools that only check cable integrity — without looking at VoIP performance — and tools that only look at the VoIP phone, without testing the cabling’s ability to transmit voice traffic. The new kit reduces the risk of rework and call-backs by testing both infrastructure and phone performance while the technician is on site.
The VoIP Enterprise Service Kit is built around the CableIQ Qualification Tester. The CableIQ tester checks cable bandwidth to ensure it will support Voice Over IP requirements. This can prevent hours of downtime and troubleshooting when VoIP equipment is installed on cabling with insufficient bandwidth.
Also in the kit is the NetTool Series II inline tester with VoIP Testing Option. NetTool allows users to see into VoIP calls by placing NetTool between the IP phone and network. Users can now quickly diagnose phone boot-up and call control problems as well as measure key call quality metrics without the need of a costly, hard-to-use protocol analyzer.
The third fundamental tool in the VoIP Enterprise Service Kit is the IntelliTone probe. IntelliTone simplifies cable identification by responding to unique digital tones which are unaffected by sources of interference that hinder traditional tone-probe sets. Both the CableIQ Qualification Tester and NetTool Inline Tester generate digital tone that can be located by the IntelliTone probe, saving time during cable identification tasks.
In addition to the CableIQ Qualification Tester, NetTool Series II inline tester and the IntelliTone probe, the VoIP Enterprise Service Kit includes six remote office IDs, used for identifying cable outlets at the far end of a link. The VoIP Enterprise Service Kit is available for immediate delivery through Fluke Networks’ sales partners worldwide.