EVERETT, WA – Fluke Networks today announced that its cloud-based LinkWare Live service has reached a significant milestone – contractors and cable installers have uploaded more than five million test results to date. Today’s installers are able to manage and analyse complex certification jobs and upload the results from anywhere with Fluke Networks Versiv family of testers via LinkWare Live
Installers are reaping the benefits of more efficient workflows based on LinkWare Live. Technicians upload results from the jobsite over Wi-Fi, avoiding the time and expense of driving testers back to the office. Project Managers can set up testers, track job progress, and receive notification of testing mistakes, even while away from the jobsite. LinkWare Live also tracks the last used location and calibration status of testers, reducing project delays. Jobs get done faster, and reports delivered to customers sooner, leading contractors to report gains of up to 20 percent in efficiency.
The use of LinkWare Live by customers is accelerating, now averaging over 300,000 test results uploaded per month – up nearly 50 percent from just 12 months ago, making it the industry's fastest-growing cloud-based cable certification project management service.
ITM Gets Quick Return on Investment in Fluke Networks Versiv System and LinkWare Live
ITM Communications Limited is a UK-based provider of ICT infrastructure solutions and services. It uses best of breed technology plus its in-house expertise and innovation to deliver standards-compliant solutions and services to clients throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the World. In 2016, it invested in 20 Fluke Networks Versiv testers and LinkWare Live and put them to work.
“The Versiv System clearly offers several advantages when compared to the previous generation of test equipment,” said Mark Barber, Director, ITM Communications Limited, United Kingdom. “In addition to the productivity gains in testing, we are also able to get test results back to our project managers almost immediately utilizing Fluke Networks LinkWare Live. The advantages translate into productivity gains for both ITM and our customers.”
Fluke Networks Worked with Installers to Design Ground Breaking LinkWare Live Cloud Service
“In developing LinkWare Live, we looked closely at the daily challenges that installers were facing,” said Eric Conley, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. “They told us that they often wasted time applying incorrect test limits and were frustrated at the time delay between testing and being able to generate reports, not to mention the project delays caused by misplaced, lost or stolen testers. We created LinkWare Live to eliminate these challenges, and to enable installers to complete each job on time and on budget. To achieve the milestone of five million test results uploaded so quickly is a testament to the value that LinkWare Live brings to installers’ businesses.”
LinkWare Live also features an easy-to-use device tracking and management capability based on Google Wi-Fi location services to reduce the likelihood that testers are lost or misplaced. Not only is it possible to monitor the last used location, but the software also checks that each device is always calibrated and running the latest firmware. To save additional time, LinkWare Live allows installers to send cable IDs and test settings straight to Brother labelers at the jobsite for seamless labelling.
For more information about LinkWare Live's capabilities or to sign up for a free trial, please visit: www.flukenetworks.com/linkwarelive.