Softing WireXpert 500 LAN copper cable certifier - Class D, E, EA and CAT 5, 6, 6A

WireXpert 500 is an affordable and upgradeable cable certifier that can grow as your cable certification needs grow. Invest only in the options you really need today and update your device later if necessary.

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Softing WireXpert 500 LAN copper cable certifier - Class D, E, EA and CAT 5, 6, 6A


Most affordable tester for copper LAN cabling certification

Up to 500 MHz advanced cabling certification

WireXpert 500 is an affordable and upgradeable cable certifier that can grow as your cable certification needs grow. Invest only in the options you really need today and update your device later if necessary. Various options are available, from certification of copper cables to CAT 6A / Class EA cables, a singlemode and multimode optimal fiber level 1 certifier and a combined copper and fiber certifier. The different options can be expanded through a license. For example, if you are installing copper today and need additional installations with fiber cabling in the future, you could upgrade your WireXpert 500 copper certifier to a WireXpert 500-PLUS copper and fiber certifier. Also, if in the future you need a certification up to CAT 8, all models can be upgraded up to that frequency range.


  • Advanced certification up to 500 MHz
  • Certifies according to industrial standards; Class D / E / EA Category 5e / 6 / 6A
  • Meets TIA and ISO Level IIIE precision requirements
  • Certification of connection cables
  • Industrial Ethernet certification with RJ45 and M12 connectivity, E2E connection tests
  • Extended reports and documentation
  • Affordable Certifier for Industrial Ethernet and Facility Cabling


Easy to use and robust design

WireXpert 500 comes equipped with an intuitive touch user interface that includes bright color LCD screens designed for industrial and intensive use. The Dual Control System (DCSTM), which includes identical devices for the central unit and the remote units, allows the test cycles to be carried out quickly and easily. Regardless of whether it is used by two technicians or a single person working alone, the round trip time between shots is minimized.

Quick and easy to achieve maximum productivity

WireXpert 500 takes the CAT 6A certification test in seconds. It offers intuitive navigation through the on-screen menus and generates professional reports through the included eXport PC software.

Proven Accuracy

WireXpert 500 is based on a measurement system independently verified by renowned testing laboratories, including ETL.

Testing Copper Connection Cables with WireXpert

WireXpert 500 offers an efficient way to quickly identify and record the performance of patch cords. With their easy and accurate double-ended testing, the WireXpert 500 Patch Cord Test Kits are suitable for both manufacturing test applications and inventory entry inspection at end-user facilities. WireXpert 500 Connection Cable Test Kits are available to verify CAT 5e, CAT 6 and CAT 6A cables.

WireXpert 500 patch cord test kits are available for testing CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 6A patch cords.

Industrial Ethernet cabling test

The WireXpert 500 Industrial Ethernet Cable Test Solution includes M12 adapter kits with both channel and permanent link configurations using E2E and compatible M12 Industrial Ethernet connectors. Industrial Ethernet kits supporting M12 X-Coded interfaces are also available, allowing you to effectively test 10 gigabyte Industrial Ethernet cables.

Coaxial Cable Test

WireXpert 500 also supports testing with coaxial cables to verify attenuation, length, resistance, delay, and return loss with optional coaxial test adapters.

Professional data management with eXport software

WireXpert 500 includes eXport reporting software. eXport makes it easy to manage data and generate professional reports and warranty documents. In addition, eXport software enables list-based testing, a hierarchical cable labeling scheme. With eXport it is also possible to correct measurements made initially with incorrect measurement standards. With recertification, the operator has the ability to apply the correct measurement standards retroactively to the data. The integrity of the data is maintained because the date of the measurements does not change.


  • LOCAL and REMOTE unit
  • 2x Li-Ion batteries
  • 2x Lanyard touch screen marker pen
  • 2x display covers with magnet fixing
  • 2x Permanent Link adapters up to CAT 6A
  • 2x Permanent Link test hoses up to CAT 6A
  • 2x Channel adapters up to CAT 6A
  • 1 x USB Pen Drive with manual and eXport Software
  • 2x intercom headset
  • 2x AC power adapters
  • 2x power cords
  • Calibration certificates
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Carry bag


Two identical screens, one on each device, LOCAL and REMOTE

Having a graphic display at each end (DCS system patented by Softing), allows to see the information of the results at both ends. In case the certification is done by a single technician, the double screen will allow you to see if there are any defects when doing the certification, both at the LOCAL and REMOTE ends. For example, the Wiremap shows that there is an open thread on the remote. In a traditional certifier the wiremap can only be seen if the technician is on the LOCAL side, on the REMOTE side nothing is seen. If the measurement has been started at the REMOTE end, in a traditional certifier it would be necessary to go to the LOCAL unit, see what the fault was, return to the REMOTE unit, check and repair the open wire in the remote socket and start the measurement again .

Conclusion: with WireXpert the technician saves two trips. The certification process is much faster compared to any other certifier.

Touch Screen in LOCAL and REMOTE equipment

The touch screen allows much more agility of work than the combination of display + physical keys. Access to any option is much more direct and more intuitive. Therefore, the operating speed is much more agile than with a conventional screen + keyboard. In addition WireXpert incorporates a pencil to make it more comfortable to press.

Fault Locator (only in copper models)

Yes, WireXpert also has fault locating functionality using TDX crosstalk-based ekometric testing and TDRL return loss. Today it is mandatory to have this functionality. Location speed is instantaneous and the technician has plenty of information to find out where the problem is in the installation.

Cloud storage via WiFi connection

Apart from two USB and one Ethernet ports, WireXpert can optionally incorporate a WiFi link to download the measurement results via radio. But it is not a simple WiFi interface. Softing offers a cloud storage system in such a way that a company that has several groups of technicians working in parallel, each with their certifiers, can dump the results in parallel in the cloud so that an operator centralizes the reception of results and is responsible for generating the reports of each working group. This optimizes test and reporting time and saves a lot of time. By the way, the cloud offered by Softing becomes the property of the client and does not require additional payments or subscriptions, which in the long run make costs more expensive and less competitive.

Patch cord-based permanent link adapters  (only in copper models)

Hose-based permanent link adapters have proven to be the most effective and economical long-term solution. The hose along with the test connector are the most sensitive parts when certifications are made. The connector wears out, but in parallel the cable also suffers and often dies before the connector due to a kink, a stomp, or being caught by a door. The hose is a low cost item that can be replaced without the need to have to change the complete adapter. It is undoubtedly the best option if the accuracy of the measurement is also required to be maintained throughout the frequency range for which it was designed.

Complete range of copper adapters (only in copper models)

Softing has a range with more than 10 adapters only for copper certification applications: adapters up to CAT6A, CAT7, CAT8, coaxial, industrial Ethernet, patch cord certification ... and more than 25 different patch cord types, also specific to certify copper . We are sure that whatever your need for certification, we will have a solution within our range of adapters + hoses.

Complete range of fiber adapters (only in models that measure fiber)

Aside from classic adapters for singlemode and multimode fiber certification (VCSEL and Encircled Flux), Softing also has adapters for certification of MPO / MTP connectors (Softing was the first manufacturer to have it). Of course we also have an adapter that converts WireXpert into a microscope for viewing and checking the state of the ferrule surface of fiber optic connectors.

Hierarchical generation of cable labeling (Label Based Test)

When it comes time to certify the cables installed in a building, you have to name each of the cables that are tested. Without a name that clearly defines the location of the link to be certified, the result can be chaotic. WireXpert implements various naming systems for each of the cables based on various standards. A very basic system is also included in which the number of the cable to be measured is automatically increased. However, when all the links in a building have to be certified, one cannot go to the field to certify without the duties done by the technical office. There are many points to measure and in the field you cannot waste time doing this administrative work. WireXpert has the eXport application that runs on PC and that allows the name of all the points to be certified in the building to be generated in a structured way. With this application hundreds of points can be tagged in a few minutes.

Industrial network certification (only in copper models)

 WireXpert enables the certification of industrial networks using patch cords with combinations of TERA, M12 X and MD12 D connectors. Both industrial adapters and specific patch cords and E2E test limits are available within the range of solutions offered by Softing. WireXpert can certify any combination of segments used to build E2E link.

Certification of finished links in male connector (only in copper models)

WireXpert can also certify links that are terminated in a male connector. Such is the case of links that end in an industrial or household device that has to be permanently connected, for example remotely controlled lights, or surveillance cameras. To certify these networks, it is necessary to use a permanent link adapter at one end and a patch cord adapter. For these certifications, it is necessary to use the specific limits for this type of installation (plug-in modular link limits, MPTL).

WireXpert Support Program

To protect the investment made in a cable certifier, occasional maintenance is necessary. If you use your WireXpert continuously and are concerned about possible downtime that may occur, we now make the XpertCare support program available to you. XpertCare offers you much more than the standard warranty, so you can protect your investment in the best possible way.

Report generation

The free eXport application delivered with WireXpert allows you to quickly generate a detailed or summary report of the certifications carried out. In this link you can download examples of generated reports.



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