Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year finalists: Apps for engineers
Read about the three finalists in the Apps for Engineers category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year program.
Measurement data sharing, storage application
The Fluke Connect system allows technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smartphones for secure storage on the cloud and universal access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the mobilt application, including insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current, and temperature models. Fluke Cloud storage features secure access, electronic surveillance, multi-factor access control systems, built-in firewalls, and encrypted data storage. EquipmentLog history allows technicians to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data. Fluke Connect is available on Android 4.4+ and iOS 7.0+ devices.
Fire alarm system test software, mobile app
eVance Services software is designed to ensure thorough and accurate fire alarm system tests, complete with comprehensive test reports stored securely in the cloud for easy, 24/7 access. One fire alarm technician can test all addressable system points via a smartphone or tablet. Non-addressable points can be tracked too, via barcode labels and scanners. Multiple types of tests and reports can produced, including fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression, and hand portable fire extinguishers, as well as Joint Commission reports for hospitals and medical facilities. The eVance Services mobile app is available on Android 4.1+ and iOS 7.1+ devices.
Honeywell Fire Safety
Remote connectivity device for boiler plant operations
The CON-X-US remote connectivity mobile app from Lochinvar is designed to enhance user convenience by allowing complete boiler control from anywhere. Users can seamlessly monitor boiler plant operating conditions at unlimited locations. Other features include color-coded status alerts and e-mail as well as a full-function interactive display. In addition, custom texts and e-mail alerts can be set up for contractors and building owners and managers, as can multi-party service notifications. CON-X-US is available on Android 4.0+ and iOS 7.0+ devices.