The app is available for free download. Users can store up to 5 GB of data and measurements created from the tools listed below at no cost.
There are multiple options for purchasing subscriptions of Fluke Connect® Assets.
Apple Store (iTunes) – One 12 month license subscription costs £159.99
Google Play – One 6 month subscription costs £79.99
You may also purchase both single and multiple licenses at once for your team. You can get 5-license subscriptions at £789.99 (£2 discount per license) or 10-license subscriptions at £1299.99 (£29 discount per license).
For users familiar with smart phones and test tools, the app is pretty straight-forward. App navigation is just like the regular smart phone OS - finger swipes and scrolling and menus, and the app includes tutorials on each of the measurement features. And many of the app features use standard smart phone functions like email, calling, and taking pictures.
Fluke will steadily convert other products within its catalog. If there is a specific tool or measurement application you use that would benefit from having a wireless readout to smart phone, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to 11 instruments at one time: 10 Bluetooth® and 1 WiFi™; with each instrument sending a reading to be displayed simultaneously on the app.
Fluke Connect modules log over time and the Fluke Connect app uploads those log files to phone and the cloud. Users can view graphs of those logs in 3 ways:
Fluke Connect software can be accessed via a web browser on the PC.
Sharing data between Bluetooth® Fluke Connect modules and the Fluke Connect app on a smart phone will not increase data usage. Using point-to-point WiFi™ between the app and a thermal imager also will not impact your data usage, though it will commandeer your WiFi™ signal, preventing cloud communications over WiFi™. Using a WiFi™ network to share data between the app and the Fluke Cloud will have minimal impact; using a cellular network may increase data usage. To manage when the phone and the cloud communicate over what network, turn off wireless on your phone / put your phone in Airplane mode, and turn WiFi™ and on Bluetooth®.
Connecting the app to a Fluke Connect test tool will use the same amount of battery as connecting your phone to any other low energy Bluetooth® device, such as a headset. Connecting the app point to point with a WiFi™ enabled infrared camera uses the same amount of battery as connecting to local WiFi™ devices in your home or office.
Fluke Connect products use Bluetooth® Low Energy and WiFi™; Bluetooth® for 3000 FC multimeter, modules and Connector, WiFi™ for thermal imagers. The system uses Bluetooth® LE for long-battery life tools like DMMs, 3000 FC modules, etc., and WiFi™ for tools that transfer a lot of data; eg. thermal imagers.
Customers typically want both a long battery life and easy accessibility to batteries for replacement as necessary. Fluke Connect has lower power consumption than other options, including classic Bluetooth® and WiFi™. Fluke Connect has 10x the battery life of Bluetooth®, for example. Also, Fluke tool users want to be able to connect with multiple modules or meters.
The app and modules communicate up to 20 meters apart, though the distance will vary based on interference from the surrounding environment, whether electrical or physical, e.g. a wall. To achieve the 20 m distance, create a line of sight between the test tool and the smart device, with no obstructions between the devices. When test tools are placed behind a closed electrical panel, the communication distance will be reduced to approximately 3 m, depending on the panel configuration and how the modules were placed/how many obstructions there are.
It takes 1-5 seconds to connect to one Fluke Connect module, using Bluetooth®. When connecting to multiple Fluke Connect devices at a time, connection time may be longer.
No. The Bluetooth® and WiFi™ connections to the smartphone are point-to-point. In other words, Bluetooth® and WiFi™ can talk directly to matching radios in the phone. In order to upload measurements, an Internet connection via WiFi™ or cellular data is required.
Data will be stored locally until the phone has network connection, at which point the data will be saved to the cloud. If WiFi™ is turned off, the app will not be able to receive data from thermal imagers. To manage data charges, see below.
Yes, but a network connection via cellular data is then required.
Modern smartphones have much more memory than Ti or 3000 FC tools produce. For example, the smallest memory smartphone has 8 Gigabytes. 1 Gigabyte is 1000 Megabytes. A Ti125 image is about 0.5 Megabyte; a voice memo is a bit more. If your phone memory was 100% available, you could store about 16000 thermal images before running out of memory.
Fluke Cloud™ storage infrastructure has been architected to be one of the most secure cloud computing environments available today. Our service provider uses state-of-the-art electronic surveillance, multi-factor access control systems, and 24x7 staffing at its data centers. . Furthermore, the servers have built-in firewalls, encrypted data storage and secure access specifically designed to protect your data.
The app requires a personal login. None of the information on the app or in the cloud can be accessed without that login. We further recommend that all smart devices used for company business have a mandatory overall login code, and that any proprietary information be locked behind additional security tools/measures.
Each user or company specifically authorizes who has access to the information on the app. All data collected by your company/team is your company's property.
Yes, full data is downloadable at any time. If for any reason you decide to cancel the Fluke Connect service, your data can be collected beforehand.
You choose who to share data with. In Fluke Connect, you can invite a team member via email, or someone else can invite you to be a member of their team. Once team members accept, then they can share data. With Fluke Connect, your data options are:
The only change to Ti125, Ti110, Ti105, Ti100, Ti95 and Ti90 is the addition of the Fluke SD card to the box. The Ti400 firmware upgrade became available in April 2014 to enable communication with the Fluke Connect system.
Not at this time. The refresh rate on the infrared camera and the phone is not high enough to support live streaming thermal scanning or video. We recommend that you save and share still thermal images, or to share video, that you upload to the cloud first (available in June).
Yes – starting in June. Thermal videos as well as still images taken with compatible infrared cameras can be saved to Fluke Connect and the cloud, where they can then be viewed by your team.
No. The refresh rate on the infrared camera and the phone is not high enough to support live streaming thermal scanning. We recommend that you save and share still thermal images, or to share video, that you upload to the cloud first (available in June 2014).
Any thermal or digital image that you take and save to the app is saved to the Fluke Cloud, where it will be permanently accessible by you and others on your team with the app.
The SD card is Fluke specific. Off-the-shelf wireless SD cards are not compatible with Fluke thermal imagers.
The battery life depends on the usage of the radio. Tests show the modules can operate on one set of batteries for 7 - 8 days (approx. 200hrs) when radio is used constantly. When the unit is logging without the radio on, it works like any other DMM or instrument and battery life is increased tremendously (see specs).
Yes, the modules will switch over to sleep mode after 20 minutes. The LCD shuts down but it will still be taking normal readings when in Log mode (just as the min-max mode of a DMM). If the radio is active then the modules will wake up once every 5 seconds to see if there is a need to communicate. If nothing is detected then it goes back to sleep.
No. The 789 Process Meter will be Fluke Connect compatible with the addition of the ir3000 Connector, and users will be able to read the value being sourced when the 789 is in the ramping or stepping mode, but at this point, it's not possible to change the output mA signal directly from the app.
The Fluke 789 Process Meter with the addition of the ir3000 Connector can read an analog value and then communicate that analog value to the phone. There's no direct connection from the phone to the PLC, nor is there any specialized functionality that communicates the PLC channel being measured. You can use the Fluke Connect app to view/trend the value and save it to the EquipmentLog™ on the cloud for that PLC.
Fluke created the Fluke Connect compatibility guide. This is an interactive pdf that lists all the items needed to optimize your Fluke Connect experience for each Fluke Connect enabled tool.
Download at www.fluke.com/fccompatible.
No. The first edition CNX tools don't use Bluetooth® to communicate and therefore can't connect to smart phone devices. Their ZigBee radios are designed to communicate between the modules and the multimeter or a laptop. The two systems do not communicate with each other and are not compatible.
There's no difference in measurement capability between the CNX and Connect tool lines; the difference is how the tools share information and what types of tools are included in the system. CNX tools talk to the CNX Multimeter, some thermal imagers and laptop software; Fluke Connect tools and thermal imagers talk to the app. More tools will be made Connect compatible while no additional tools will be added to the CNX line. Connect models such as the v3001 DC Voltage module will not be backwards compatible with CNX.
Primarily because with Fluke Connect you can see data on your smart phone and upload/download data to cloud storage. As you build your equipment database, you can rely on historical data to assist troubleshooting and make preventive maintenance easier.
Fluke Connect is not available in all countries.
Not all models are available in all countries. Contact your local Fluke representative for more information.
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