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Agilent Technologies introduces wireless link for remote monitoring and data logging with handheld digital multimeters

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Agilent Technologies  presents a new wireless connectivity solution that links up to three Agilent handheld digital multimeters to smartphones, tablets and PCs.

The new wireless link enables remote viewing and control from distances of up to 10 metres, allowing engineers and technicians to work in convenience and safety when troubleshooting live machinery or in hazardous conditions.

A compact Bluetooth wireless adapter, U1177A that plugs into any of Agilent's 11 handheld DMMs is at the core of the connectivity solution. 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 while the ‘mobile logger’ application simplifies data logging and remote monitoring. Agilent also offers a free data logging application that runs on Windows-based PCs.

According to Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Basic Instruments Division, the scalable wireless solution allows the user to be in more than one place at the same time. Additionally, users can save data as text or image and share the file via email, Facebook, or any other pathway supported by the Android operating system.

Agilent handhelds range from basic models to advanced models including the industrial U1270 Series, the feature-packed U1250 Series, the versatile U1240 Series, and the rugged, ergonomic U1230 Series.

The remote connectivity solution is now available from Agilent Technologies while the free Android-based mobile applications are available through the Android Market and the Agilent website. The free PC-based data logging application is also available for download from the Agilent website.

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