DTR 2011: ComSonics Recon-CIS

A new concept for installation meters, ComSonic’s Recon-CIS provides a high-performance RF meter that integrates to multiple user interfaces such as netbooks, laptops, tablets and smartphones. And one of the most noticeable features setting it apart from traditi...

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Content Dam Btr Migrated 2011 10 Btr11dtr 4A new concept for installation meters, ComSonic’s Recon-CIS provides a high-performance RF meter that integrates to multiple user interfaces such as netbooks, laptops, tablets and smartphones. And one of the most noticeable features setting it apart from traditional meters: It doesn’t have a graphical display or a keyboard for data entry. “The idea of putting the display in another device is really innovative,” said one judge.

Dtr 2011 4d Comsonics 4d Recon Cis 4 300x258Technicians use the meter to run Auto tests, and the meter uses a Bluetooth connection to a PC, iPad, iPhone or Motorola ES400 to display measurement results and act as an interface device to control the meter functions. The company’s rationale is a smaller, easier to transport/use meter is more cost effective and won’t require replacing because it links to whichever new interface is available. “[It’s] clearly a big step in the right direction to provide the needed qualification data required to certify/troubleshoot the customer’s network,” one judge said.

The result is a lightweight, inexpensive, almost-instant turn on (2 seconds vs. the several minutes traditional units take to boot up), easy-to-use unit with a 7-hour battery life. The only admonition from the judges – it needs to be compatible with Android devices.

http://www.comsonics.com

See them at Cable-Tec EXPO, booth 950
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