Fluke Networks Launches LinkSprinter
March 13, 2014
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Fluke Networks unveiled the LinkSprinter, an affordably priced pocket-sized network tester that identifies Ethernet problems in less than nine seconds.

With its one-button auto-test design, smartphone integration, and automatic cloud storage of test data, LinkSprinter helps the PC technician, system integrator, home networking enthusiast and other consumers identify, document, store and remedy Ethernet problems from the palm of their hand.

LinkSprinter is a professional-grade network tester that is backed by the Fluke Networks reputation for quality and innovation. LinkSprinter is available exclusively on Amazon.com.

From the enterprise to the smart home to the Internet of Things (IoT), the world is fast becoming more connected, requiring a network infrastructure that "just works." But today's network specialists and tech-savvy consumers lack frontline tools that can accommodate their on-the-go lifestyles, while helping them quickly and easily identify network problems. In fact, a recent Spiceworks survey of PC and networking technicians revealed 63 percent encounter problems using today's basic Ethernet testers, saying they are too clunky, overly complicated, are of poor quality, or don't return the comprehensive data they need. LinkSprinter addresses all of these concerns and serves as an affordable first line of defense against the most common Ethernet issues.

The key to the LinkSprinter’s ease of use is the one-button LED interface. Users simply connect an Ethernet cable, push a button, and instantly gain insight into Cloud, Gateway, DHCP, Switch, Link and Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection issues. The LED interface highlights problem areas, while simultaneously sending detailed report information to the user’s smartphone and the cloud.

The display registers each test result with a green, yellow or red LED, instantly showing pass/fail status and pointing users in the direction of the problem. The cloud management system tracks test results, providing a dashboard viewable from any remote location or smartphone.

The user can even receive an email of the test results. No standalone application is required, as an embedded Wi-Fi hotspot within the LinkSprinter allows any device with Wi-Fi and a browser to access detailed test results, even when connectivity is inconsistent.

“The LinkSprinter reinvents how front-line testing can be done. With a mobile device interface, Wi-Fi hotspot and cloud integration, it’s literally an all-in-one troubleshooting tool anyone—from network technicians to tech-savvy consumers—can buy and use,” said Arif Kareem, president of Fluke Networks. “LinkSprinter is the type of innovative solution the industry has come to expect from Fluke Networks. And this product is such a leap forward in simplicity, convenience and price point, now even someone with little technology expertise can diagnose and troubleshoot Ethernet issues in mere seconds.”

LinkSprinter is available immediately in the United States, exclusively on Amazon.com.

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