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Where and Why Will I Be Testing Category 8?

With no Category 8 components currently shipping and no 25GBASE-T/40GBASE-T equipment commercially available, it will likely be some time before you actually need to test a Cat 8 cabling system. But if you're in the market for a new tester, the good news is that Fluke Networks' DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer meets all the requirements for testing 25G/40GBASE-T applications over Cat 8 cabling per the ANSI/TIA-1152-A field testing standard that defines the field test methodology and Level 2G accuracy for Cat 8 testers. You might be asking yourself why you would need this tester now if you're not going to be testing Cat 8 for another year or more. Consider this: Testers are an investment that most contractors expect to last for several years (we have lots of customers still using their thirteen year old DTXs), and the DSX-8000 can ensure you'll be ready for when your customers do start deploying Cat 8 technology--whether that's in six months or twelve. Click here to learn more from Fluke Networks on why considering a Cat8 tester may make sense: