Application integrates with Fluke Networks LinkWare™ Live, to offer cabling installers unique on-the-jobsite workflow solution, with secure cloud data storage for convenient cable management
WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation, announces that the Brother iLink&Label application is now available for Android platform devices. The app can be downloaded free of charge on Google Play.
With this release, the app now available to support contractors in the datacom/telecom/cable installation industry who use both iOS and Android based devices. The iLink&Label app integrates with Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live, the industry’s leading cloud-based solution for managing cable certification projects. iLink&Label leverages the latest developments in cabling certification testing technology and advanced mobile printing capabilities to deliver unprecedented speed, efficiency and accuracy to the cable ID and labeling process.
Ravi Panjwani, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Brother Mobile Solutions, states: “With iLink&Label for Android, electrical construction and engineering contractors can meet multiple project needs for cabling ID and testing faster, more efficiently and accurately by inputting data only once. This new version provides high value for contractors operating on Android-based smart devices, especially businesses engaged in installing standards-based cabling infrastructures for large, complex data centers and enterprise networks.”
Duane Yamashita, Sr. Product Manager for Brother P-touch EDGE® industrial labeling brand, adds: “We created the unique iLink&Label app for use with our P-touch EDGE label printers (PT-E550W), which interact seamlessly with Fluke’s LinkWare Live cloud-based data files, so onsite workers can instantly access the relevant cable identifiers and create and print labels at the jobsite without the need for additional data entry. This helps ensure accuracy and consistency of the network labeling scheme as designed and built and also provides a solid foundation for an effective cable management program going forward.”
How the iLink&Label App Works
The new iLink&Label app for Android works identically to the iOS version and provides the same benefits to users. Here is a snapshot of iLink&Label in action:
- In the office, the systems designer uses CAD to plan the network infrastructure, and then uploads cable ID and component identifiers to LinkWare Live, Fluke Networks’ Cabling Certification tester and report management application.
- Contractor downloads and installs free iLink&Label app.
- On the jobsite, the contractor or technician downloads the identifiers from LinkWare Live through a smartphone into a Brother P-touch EDGE PT-E550W industrial labeling tool, which is used to create and print high-quality, standards-compliant, dual-laminated labels.
- On the jobsite, the contractor or technician also downloads the same identifiers into the Fluke Networks Versiv™ Cabling Certification System, performs the tests, and uploads testing results for each identifier using LinkWare Live.
Basically, this means that the cable identifiers and test results for each project can be stored in one place and can be retrieved and used as many times as needed.
The Brother P-touch EDGE PT-E550W is a compact, full-featured industrial labeling tool featuring wireless connectivity for transferring data and printing directly from mobile devices. Designed by industry professionals for industry professionals, it can print wider labels (up to 24mm wide) ‒ including heat shrink tube ‒ and is ideal for labeling large, complex IT network projects. The ruggedly-built PT-E550W combines powerful technology with advanced features and intuitive operation that make the labeling job faster, simpler and more efficient for the installation crew, without the need to read a manual or undergo extensive training.
Learn more about the iLink&Label solution in this video by Brother and Fluke Networks at www.BrotheriLink&Label.com.
About Brother Mobile Solutions
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation, provides innovative mobile printing and industrial labeling solutions to field workforces and mobile enterprises. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information about Brother Mobile Solutions and its products, call (800) 543-6144, or visit brothermobilesolutions.com.
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com.
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The iLink&Label app for Android is currently only available in the US. The iOS version will be released in select international markets (UK, Australia, New Zealand and China) under the name “iLink&Label.”
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