Fluke Networks and Brother are announcing an exciting new technology for cable installers to enhance jobsite productivity and quality using Versiv™ testers and the Brother PT-E550W industrial labeler. Specifically, it is an integrated cloud-based solution for managing the test and labeling processes, results, and assets. Brother’s LabelLink mobile app paired with LinkWare Live bridges the gap between the office where the project originates and the jobsite where the project data is needed with regard to testers and labeling tools.
How does it work?
A project manager creates a project in LinkWare Live while in the office. Technicians can access LinkWare Live while on the jobsite and download project data directly into Fluke Networks Versiv testers. Test results are then uploaded into LinkWare Live and recorded into the project database. The Brother mobile app will access LinkWare Live, including project data uploaded from the tester, and download wirelessly through a tablet or smartphone to the Brother labeling tool model PT-E550W, which acts as a database. From the PT-E550W, project data is searched and inserted individually or in groups into labels designed for cables, patch panels, and faceplates.
Where do I get the app needed to make this work?
Look for the Brother LabelLink App in the Apple store. Access LinkWare Live at linkwarelive.com.
When will the Brother app be available?
The Brother mobile app is available in the Apple store now.
What’s the cost?
Both the app and LinkWare Live are free.
What platforms are supported by the Brother app?
Currently, only Apple iOS. Support for Android is coming soon!
What Fluke Networks products does the Brother app work with?
LinkWare Live and all Versiv models.
What Brother products does the Brother app work with?
The new Brother LabelLink App and the industrial handheld labeling tool model PT-E550W.
What kinds of labels can I print?
Polyester laminated labels for cables, patch panels, and faceplates.
Can LinkWare Live help me automate creating the list of identifiers?
Yes, both Versiv and LinkWare Live allow you to automate the creation of groups of identifiers by entering the first and last ID of the group. LinkWare Live will then fill in the intervening values.
Meet the P-Touch EDGE PT-E550W
LabelLink was designed to work exclusively with the EDGE PT-E550W industrial labeler.
Ideal for complex IT network projects, the PT-E550W can wirelessly print wider labels (up to 24mm wide) ‒ including heat shrink tube anytime, anywhere, on any device.
LabelLink is the result of a collaboration between Fluke Networks and Brother Mobile Solutions to marry industry-leading testing and label printing technology to create the new standard in datacom testing and labeling.
“LinkWare Live bridges the gap between the project manager’s office where the data for testing cables and printing labels originates and the jobsite where Fluke testers and Brother labeling tools are used by the installation crew. For network designers, integrators and contractors, the LabelLink app automates multiple workflow processes and will help eliminate a major pain point in jobsite productivity. More importantly, it ensures labeling accuracy across the entire project.”
– Eric Conley, VP and General Manager, Fluke Networks
“This solution was created by two great brands combining their technologies to make network wire, cable and component testing, and labeling faster and easier than ever before. It’s a real game-changer, especially for contractors engaged in standards-based labeling of large and complex datacom installations. Our Brother Mobile team is thrilled and excited to partner with Fluke Networks to introduce the LabelLink application to the world.”
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– Dave Crist, President,
Brother Mobile Solutions
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