Test equipment: Multi-service network analyzer

Test products: Greenlee Communications adds mobile app remote control to DataScout multi-service network analyzer.

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Test equipment: Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, offers a new Android application enabling remote control of the DataScout® multi-service network analyzer under the Greenlee® Communications brand. This new Bluetooth interface and app option enables the device to be remote controlled up to 100 feet away using any Android tablet or mobile device equipped with Bluetooth. The DataScout can also be locally controlled via the built in ruggedized LCD touch screen in addition to WAN remote control via a web browser.

“Service providers and utilities are integrating mobile devices into their workflows and seeking test equipment leveraging these devices,” said Ken Fridley, product manager for the Greenlee Communications branded products. “The DataScout mobile application enables technicians to work independently of their test equipment, yet still retain touch screen command and control when working at the device”.

“Technicians traditionally expect to have a touch screen display embedded in their test devices but also enjoy freedom of movement provided by mobile device control. By integrating Bluetooth technology into the DataScout 10G, technicians now have the best of all worlds. Our Bluetooth and LAN remote management options enable both onsite and remote technicians to perform testing virtually anywhere Bluetooth or network connections are available. This enhances safety by allowing techs to step out of noisy or cramped work locations as well.”

As part of Greenlee’s rapidly expanding line of Ethernet and transport test equipment, the DataScout multi-service network analyzer integrates eight fully independent test interface options, including dual port 1G & 10G Ethernet, T3/E3, T1/E1, DS0, PRI-ISDN, 2W/4W Signaling-TIMS, DATACOM, and DDS which are housed in a ruggedized all aluminum enclosure for added protection. It is simple to use and fast to learn.

“As former technicians and managers ourselves, the engineering team and I enjoy getting into the field with customers to design quality test solutions with the right combination of features required to get services provisioned quickly and confidently” added Fridley. “The DataScout multi-service network analyzer is built by technicians, for technicians.”

Greenlee, under its Greenlee Communications brand, develops Ethernet, Transport, C37.94, Fiber, DSL, Wi-Fi and Copper test solutions, tracing and locating equipment, and fiber/cable jet installation equipment. A broad product portfolio coupled with solutions branded Greenlee Utility®, HD Electric Company® and Sherman + Reilly™ to create a single source partner providing unmatched value to the communications and utility markets.

Greenlee Communications
The Greenlee Communications brand offers a complete line of innovative and industry-leading test and measurement solutions for the communication service provider industry. Our expertise and innovative solutions address all stages of network deployment enabling the development, installation and maintenance of xDSL, fiber, cable and wireless networks. It is a leading brand of test and measurement solutions in the global communications industry with a long track record of delivering high quality innovative solutions enabling technicians to achieve their goals in a timely manner and with confidence.

Greenlee Textron Inc.
Greenlee Textron Inc. is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois- based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. It also leverages its powerful brands such as Greenlee Communications and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide.

Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems and, and TRU Simulation + Training.

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