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Test Coupler Allows for Proper Testing of Direct Connect Termination

As more IP-enabled devices such as wireless access points are being deployed and connecting directly to the network for communication and data gathering. Direct connect allows you to connect a single cable to a device at one end; the other end of the cable is connected to the structured cabling cross-connect or inter-connect patch field. Until recently I did not know an additional coupler is required to do proper cable certification tests. In a recent article from Belden this topic is discussed. The article also show the adapter needed and how to properly set up the correct testing method. Click here to read more: