March 2, 2012. Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the introduction of a wireless connectivity solution that links up to three Agilent handheld digital multimeters to smartphones, tablets, and PCs. By enabling remote viewing and control from distances of up to 10 meters, this solution enhances convenience and safety for engineers and technicians when troubleshooting live machinery or working in hazardous conditions.
The core of the connectivity solution is the U1177A, a compact Bluetooth wireless adapter that plugs into any of Agilent’s 11 handheld DMMs. The solution includes two free mobile applications based on Google’s Android operating system, one for basic monitoring and another for data logging. The “mobile meter” application enables real-time interaction with connected DMMs on the screen of an Android-based smartphone or tablet. The “mobile logger” application simplifies data logging and remote monitoring. Agilent also offers a free data-logging application that runs on Windows®-based PCs.
“Figuratively speaking, this scalable solution allows the user to be in more than one place at the same time,” said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Basic Instruments Division. “What’s more, users can save data as text or a picture and share the file via email, Facebook, or any other pathway supported by the Android operating system.”
Agilent handhelds range from $99 basic models to $450 advanced models. Examples include the industrial U1270 Series, the feature-packed U1250 Series, the versatile U1240 Series, and the rugged, ergonomic U1230 Series. List price of the U1177A Bluetooth module is $48. The free Android-based mobile applications are available through the Android Market and the Agilent website. The free PC-based data-logging application is available for download from the Agilent website.
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