Save Time and Money with LinkWare Live
April 7, 2016 / General, Installation and testing, Upgrading and troubleshooting, Industrial Networks
It’s late afternoon and your team has just finished a job. Now it’s time to gather up the testers and head back to the office with the results. But if that's your white box truck back there sitting in miles of traffic, how much will it cost you?
Let’s assume two trips a week, or 100 trips each year, at an average of 30 miles per trip. If you're stuck in any type of traffic, that 30 miles will take an hour. And let’s say your technicians get paid $27 an hour. That adds up to more than $4,000 a year, just driving test results back to the office.
Imagine being able to deliver test results directly from the jobsite in just a few minutes all while burning no gas or rubber--and no extra time and money. It's possible with LinkWare Live, the cloud-based service that lets you upload test results from any location.
Why Wouldn't You?
It's hard to understand why any project manager using Fluke Networks' Versiv™ tester models such as the popular DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer™, OptiFiber® Pro OTDR, CertiFiber® Pro Optical Loss Test Set and FI-7000 FiberInspector™ Pro wouldn't have their team using LinkWare Live. In fact, considering the benefits of LinkWare Live, it's hard to believe why anyone wouldn't want their team using Versiv units in the first place.
Once you set up your account at www.linkwarelive.com, all it takes is a simple, inexpensive Wi-Fi adapter connected to the USB port on your tester or an RJ45 patch cord for a wired connection. No Wi-Fi or wired connection at the job site? Set up your smartphone up as a hotspot if you have cellular service. And if that's not an option, chances are that a local coffee shop or library with Wi-Fi will still be quicker than driving back to the office 30 miles away.
It's easy to upload results to the LinkWare Live cloud from any Versiv unit. You want to make sure your tester is up to date with the latest software and then simply sign into your account, choose the project on that tester and upload the results. LinkWare Live will even show you the last time that project was synched to the account and assign results to the right job even when you move testers around and mix the results up. Once uploaded, anyone, anywhere with access to the account can log in and download the results to LinkWare PC.
What does this mean for you and your team? When testing is complete, your team can head to another job site without the time and expense of driving back to the office. And if it's the end of the day, techs who live close to the project will appreciate heading straight home or off to the bar to watch the game without worrying about delivering results back to the office. It's win-win for everyone involved.
More Than That
While the ability to upload results to the LinkWare Live cloud is a big time and money saver, that's not all it does. The latest asset management feature also lets you track the user and last location your testers were connected to LinkWare Live. It even displays the location on a Google Maps interface so you can see all your testers in a one glance.
You can also see if the testers are calibrated and running the latest firmware. And that's another time saver--you can avoid project delays or expensive retesting caused by using a non-calibrated tester.
So go ahead and set up your LinkWare Live account. It takes just a few minutes and it's free! And while you don't need a Versiv unit to sign up and try it out, chances are you you're going to want one. But don't take our word for it. Click here to find out what your peers say about LinkWare Live saving them time and money.