MRO Magazine

Wireless link for handheld digital multimeters


April 9, 2012
By PEM Magazine

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced 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.