New DCM Cable Test System Efficiently Tests High-Performance, Twisted-Pair LAN Cables

Beta LaserMike announces the new DCM 3S-XLD automatic cable test system to efficiently measure high-performance, twisted-pair LAN cables.

Online PR News – 16-June-2012 – Dayton, Ohio – Dayton, OH – DCM, now a part of Beta LaserMike and a leading worldwide provider of cable test and measurement solutions, announces the new 3S-XLD automatic cable test system to efficiently measure high-performance, twisted-pair LAN cables.

The DCM 3S-XLD is equipped a 28-pair text fixture platform to simultaneously test up to seven 4-pair shielded and unshielded twisted-pair cables, including CAT 5e, CAT 6/6A, and CAT 7. The system is also fully compliant to perform “6 around 1” Alien Crosstalk testing. A standard 4-pair ISTP fixture enables the automatic testing of individually shielded twisted pairs up to 1 GHz.

The DCM 3S-XLD uses proprietary, solid-state switching technology for high-speed cable testing to significantly increase productivity. A full “6 around 1” Alien Crosstalk test can be completed in minutes. Insulation displacement clips on test fixtures provide simple and quick connections that require only a single cable connection to measure HF and LF test parameters, eliminating the need for time-consuming manual cable re-connections. This enables users to test more cable in less time for higher quality results.

The DCM 3S-XLD comes as a fully integrated system that includes a network analyzer and computer console. This next-generation LAN cable test system is also available as an upgrade for those organizations using the earlier DCM CMS-2XLD system.

For more information on the DCM 3S-XLD, contact DCM at 1-510-670-7200 or visit

About DCM Cable Testing Solutions
Since 1971, DCM cable testing and measurement solutions have earned a solid reputation for delivering the highest quality results, performance, and value to manufacturers worldwide. Solutions include highly sophisticated switching and automation systems for a broad range of wire and cable applications. The world’s leading producers of LAN cable, Telecom cable, and Coaxial cable utilize DCM cable test systems for quality testing of finished cables. DCM High Performance RF Coaxial Cable Test systems are utilized by the world’s leading Aerospace companies. For more information, visit

About Beta LaserMike
Beta LaserMike is a global organization committed to the innovation, design, manufacture, and service of precision measurement and control systems for a wide range of non-contact measurement applications, including building products, non-woven materials, paper, plastic, wire and cable, fiber optics, pipe and tube, primary metals, and dimensional metrology. Learn more at