EVERETT, Washington — Fluke Networks today 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. Starting at $199 USD, 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 LinkSprinter is a great fit for my business and makes it so I don’t have to lug around a backpack or other heavy devices. Even better, the data is clear and comprehensive, so we no longer rely on incomplete, un-actionable information from freeware,” said Sam Pless, systems administrator at McClelland and Hine, Inc. “The LinkSprinter fits in my pocket and takes me from questions to answers – from home to office – in seconds. And I can run tests from multiple locations and know the data is automatically stored, so my team can access and analyze results at any time.”
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. For more information, visit www.linksprinter.com.
*Source: Spiceworks, 2014
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +1 (425) 446-4519.