App turns smart phone into test tool
24 September 2014
Fluke’s free Connect app turns a smart phone into a useful Fluke tool without purchasing any equipment.
It enables the user to securely share images and data and communicate in real time with other authorised personnel using the same app, without leaving the field. Measurement data can be entered manually. Work orders can be scheduled from a remote location and data can be stored safely and free in the Fluke Cloud. The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
The Fluke Connect app features ShareLive video call, allowing users to securely connect and collaborate with others. This enables other team members to see what the technician can see, so that work approvals at a remote location can be authorised without the technician leaving the field.
Fluke Cloud storage infrastructure has been built to be one of the most flexible and secure cloud computing environments available, built upon state-of-the-art security, including secure access, electronic surveillance, multi-factor access control systems, built-in firewalls, and encrypted data storage.
When used in conjunction with Fluke Connect enabled test tools, the Connect app can wirelessly capture measurement data from those tools, allowing technicians to then utilise all the functionality of the app. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the Connect app, including digital multimeters, thermal imagers, insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current and temperature meters.
Technicians can AutoRecord measurements and infrared images to Fluke Cloud storage from wherever they are working, without writing anything down. Everyone on the team with a smart phone and the app can see the data. EquipmentLog history allows technicians to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data for easy access during both troubleshooting and reliability maintenance. TrendIt enables technicians to instantly graph data, helping to identify trends and quickly make informed decisions.