Fluke expands LinkWare Live cloud-based network test capabilities

Feb. 23, 2016
Fluke Networks has introduced additional LinkWare Live capabilities to help contractors, cable installers and project managers more effectively track and manage their testers.

Fluke Networks has introduced additional LinkWare Live capabilities to help contractors, cable installers and project managers more effectively track and manage their network testers. The LinkWare Live platform, announced by Fluke Networks late in 2014, is a cloud-based service that works with Fluke Networks Versiv testers, including the company's DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer, OptiFiber Pro and CertiFiber Pro certification testers, allowing users to upload, manage and analyze complex certification test results from anywhere. The service's new device management capability makes it easy for project managers to keep track of their testers and to confirm the status of device software and calibration from a single cloud-based screen. As a result, project managers, cable installers and contractors can improve on-time project completion and efficiency.

"Our service center regularly fields frantic calls from customers who failed to notice their calibration period was about to expire on their testers. They call to request expedited service or updates for their devices to use for projects on deadline," observes Adrian Young, product marketing engineer with Fluke. "The worst calls are from contractors who have had their test results rejected because the testers were past their calibration date, requiring them to retest part or all of the job. LinkWare Live's notification feature will help contractors avoid these scenarios."

The new LinkWare Live device tracking and management capability is based on Google Wi-Fi location services. In addition to tracking device locations, LinkWare Live helps contractors plan to have testers updated and calibrated as required, making sure everything is ready to go for each project. The device tracking and management capability will be available only in the United States initially, with additional countries to be released in the coming weeks and months. To ensure results are accepted by customers and manufacturers, testers must be in calibration and running the latest test limits.

For more information visit: www.flukenetworks.com/linkwarelive.

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