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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke 381 Clamp Meter wins Gold Award in the ACHR-The NEWS 2011 Dealer Design Awards

EVERETT, Wash. – The Fluke® 381 Remote Display True RMS AC/DC Clamp Meter with iFlex™ has been named the Gold Award Winner in the Tools category in the ACHR-The NEWS 8th Annual Dealer Design Awards. The award recognizes excellence in HVACR product design.

The 127 entries in the 2011 awards were judged by a panel of independent HVACR contractors selected by the editorial staff of The NEWS. The panel reviewed each entry and judged it on its ease of installation and use, maintenance, application and repair, and competitive difference. Gold, silver, and bronze winners were selected in each category.

“The Dealer Design Award recognition for the innovative 381 Clamp Meter confirms what we hear all the time: that technicians want a meter that makes a real difference in the way they do their jobs,” said Clement Feng, Vice President Global Marketing, Fluke Corporation. “With its unique detachable display and iFlex probe, the 381 delivers the performance and flexibility HVACR technicians need to help them get their work done quicker and more easily.”

This is the fourth major recognition this year for the Fluke 381. The meter also won the EC&M 2011 Product of the Year Category Winner in the portable measurement equipment category, the 2010 Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards in the portable measurement equipment category, and 2010 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Silver Award in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category.

About the Fluke 381 Clamp Meter

The first clamp meter with a wireless display, the Fluke 381 allows one technician to do the work of two, by leaving the clamp in place and taking the measurement readout to another location up to 30 feet away. The accompanying iFlex flexible current probe allows the user to measure large, inflexible, or hard-to-reach conductors up to 2500 amps. And the clamp meter itself allows electricians to take all of the most common measurements required by today’s complex systems, quickly, without complication, and with extremely high accuracy. That means fewer tools, less hassle, faster results. The U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Fluke 381 is $499.95.

Fluke Corporation

Fluke test instruments are distributed in more than 100 countries. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com.

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About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools have won more than 50 industry awards, including Best in Test, Engineer’s Choice and Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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