Everything around us is beginning to move to wireless systems. With smartphones containing powerful software that can accommodate dozens of applications that do everything from simply keeping a calendar to the complexity of obeying verbal commands, it’s no surprise that test and measurement tools are moving in a similar direction. One of the biggest trends in 2012 and moving into 2013 is wireless testing and measuring equipment that will make on-the-job tasks much easier for technicians.
Many of these advances don’t mean simply having a handheld device. The Extech MG302 Multimeter, for example, includes a wireless USB remote receiver that can compile all the data collected from the handheld multimeter. This particular device already has the ability to take 13 different kinds of measurements, including AC and DC voltage and currents, resistance, frequency, and more. With wireless PC capability, the MG302 allows technicians to conduct an entire round of tests while all of their measurements are recorded on a remote PC in real time. This cuts down the time it takes to do routine maintenance checks, troubleshoot problems, and accurately record data.
Not only does this give technicians the ability to work more quickly and with less help, but it also improves safety. The Extech BR 250 Borescope allows for up to 10 meters of distance between the camera and the LCD display. This makes it useful for placing the camera where the measurement needs to be made without being put in an awkward position to get the measurement, and then remotely watching the video from a safe distance or Adjustments can be made and observed from afar without requiring an extra set of hands to help with measurement or holding the camera in place.
Another device that greatly improves safety for technicians is the Extech RT32 Wireless AC Circuit Identifier. The external NCV probe can be connected to hard-to-reach areas and doesn’t require any contact by the technician to obtain a reading. Once the probe is connected, AC wiring can be identified without any potential hazard.
With a number of advancements in wireless technology coming to the test and measurement industry, technicians will be safer and able to work more quickly than ever before. Anaum International Electronics is excited to start carrying more wireless test and measurement equipment in the coming months from the manufacturers you trust. Visit our store regularly for new products.