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TonyTib
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For industrial mobile access, there's Groov
TonyTib   5/15/2014 6:40:10 PM
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I haven't taken an in-depth look, but Opto 22's Groov look pretty sweet for remote equipment access - it's a somewhat similar concept to Fluke, but for mobile access to industrial equipment.  The groov system has a box (~$2K or so IIRC) in the middle between remote access and the equipment.

MFOSS852
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Similar to the Mooshimeter
MFOSS852   5/16/2014 9:38:43 AM
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I believe the upcoming Mooshimeter (http://moosh.im/) already has some or all of the above capabilities. I wonder if this kind of connectivity is the next big thing for instrumentation.

 

Disclaimer: I went to college with the designers of the Mooshimeter.

 

MeasurementBlues
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Re: Similar to the Mooshimeter
MeasurementBlues   5/16/2014 9:46:22 AM
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@MFOSS582, I did get a live demo of hte Mooshimeter. Also an interesting concept in that it's wireless, but the Fluke system goes far beyond, with it's ability to connect to a second phone and display data. OTOH, Fluke is a large company with far more resources.

BrainiacVI
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Can't forget the business card
BrainiacVI   5/16/2014 12:27:35 PM
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I still get a smile remembering the business card I got once.

It said,

If it works, it's a Fluke

DrQuine
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Instrument evolution
DrQuine   5/16/2014 4:11:39 PM
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It is interesting to reflect upon the evolution of instruments. With SmartPhones, "instruments" may become peripherals and sensors with the SmartPhone serving as the control panel, display, and (perhaps) processor. This poses an interesting marketing problem for the instrument vendors. Historically it was the control panel, display, and packaging that impressed the buyer and drove sales.  The rest of the instrument was pretty much out of sight and out of mind. Now any processing done by the "instrument" may be hidden in a small electronics module which is little more than a thickened section of the sensor wire and the purchased instrument may be a SmartPhone accessory.

MeasurementBlues
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Re: Instrument evolution
MeasurementBlues   5/16/2014 4:36:16 PM
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The problem is the phone screen is so small. Tablets were needed where you actually need to see some detail. Today's oscilloscopes have large screens so you can see waveform details. Or, it could be that large screens are needed because so many engineers are too old to see small screens.

Just look at the scopes in the ads on these pages. If you don;t see a scope, refresh your browser. The ads rotate. I'm looking at one right now.

DrQuine
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Re: Instrument evolution
DrQuine   5/16/2014 5:14:30 PM
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@MeasurementBlues Good point: it may be tablets that replace instrument screens and control panels.

DrFPGA
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More Data Sources
DrFPGA   5/18/2014 7:30:43 PM
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Seems like the big value will be in capturing many data sources. Hopefully Fluke is working on making small sensors that can be used in large numbers. I want Fluke quality, but for big data measurements...

Anand.Yaligar
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Re : Fluke Connect: A Cool Concept That Begs for More
Anand.Yaligar   5/24/2014 1:57:47 PM
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The Fluke Connect is actually implementing the Industrial Internet model. GE recently brought its major factories and assembly lines under sensor and cloud data. If you have sensors and a cloud connection, then getting the data from any plant to your smartphone won't be too tough, and for that an app won't be required. 

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: Instrument evolution
Anand.Yaligar   5/24/2014 2:00:11 PM
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@DrQuine: But for how long? Employees and Engineers would be able to know what they need to do based on the data reads on their phones, but what happens when the connection is down? 

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