Redfish Instruments introduces iDVM iPhone-enabled wireless multimeter.
Santa Cruz, Calif.—Redfish Instruments Inc., a provider of iPhone- and iPad-enabled electronic test and measurement equipment, has announced the iDVM Digital Multimeter. The iDVM multimeter wirelessly connects to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via an ad hoc wireless network allowing users to acquire, visualize and share electrical measurement data on their Apple devices. The iDVM app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store.
According to Patrick O’Hara, Redfish Instruments’ president and CEO, “The unique pairing of the iPhone or iPad with a digital multimeter provides a user experience that is truly revolutionary. Not since the advent of the LCD has the multimeter been so substantially enhanced.” Regarding the market opportunity, Mr. O’Hara commented, "The iPhone and iPad provide a known user interface that permits customers to interact with electronic test and measurement tools that was not possible prior to this post-pc era. We believe that our new iDVM voltmeter is the first of many new uses for this tremendous interface; we’re excited to be an early pioneer.”
Traditionally, multimeters have not provided an easy method of exporting or saving data. The iDVM permits a user to log data over an extended period of time using the iPhone or the iPad as the storage device. For example, service engineers can use the iDVM to collect data and store it in a report for submission to their clients, or keep the data on the voltmeter for their own records. Using the GeoTag feature of the iPhone or iPad, service engineers can even identify their location as part of the data. The iDVM is built in the USA using all USA-made parts, and uses rechargeable batteries.
The iDVM was designed for a wide range of users—from automotive technicians, to advanced embedded systems engineers, to electrical or building contractors, to field service workers.