Technicians 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.
See them at Cable-Tec EXPO, booth 950