ANAHEIM, USA: At the BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, Fluke Networks unveiled LinkWare Live, the first cloud-based service that enables contractors, cable installers and project managers using the Versiv family of certification testers to upload, manage, and analyze certification test results from cabling projects—anytime, anywhere.
LinkWare Live works with DSX-5000, OptiFiber Pro, and CertiFiber Pro certification testers to optimize project management and safeguard contractor profitability by providing real-time access to testing results, extending support to technicians in the field, and eliminating costly truck rolls simply for tester transport back to the office. LinkWare Live is a free service available to all Versiv customers.
According to recent Fluke Networks surveys of more than 1,000 cable installers (who had collectively installed approximately 1 million links in the previous month), poor test results management creates a significant drag on productivity and profitability:
* Eighty-three percent reported having one or more test results management issues in the month prior to the survey.
* The average time contractors spent dealing with test result issues in a single month was 15.2 hours—nearly two full workdays, not including the hours required to get the test results back to the office for analyzing and reporting.
* Half of the respondents said it would be beneficial to access project status information from any location.