These last couple of months CJ Gervasi and I have been reviewing the Fluke Connect system on element14.com. It’s a neat system where Fluke is using smartphones and tablets as an additional user interface. Note that they keep the standard user interface with knobs and buttons. But they added BluetoothLE in each of the instruments.
Users can not only read data wirelessly, but run datalogging applications, save measurements to their phone, video conference with colleagues while sharing live data on the screen, and organize recorded data by the job order or equipment.
It’s the first of its kind and I think they have done well out of the gate, even if there are a few bugs.
Check out the articles here:
Part 1: Introduction and Exploration
Part 2: Investigation on the Single-User Case
Part 3: Collaborating with live data and video conferencing