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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke Introduces Enhanced MET/CAL® V7.1 Software

EVERETT, WA - Fluke Corporation, the world's leading supplier of calibration software, has introduced MET/CAL® Plus V7.1 software suite, an enhancement of its market-leading calibration management program with new features designed to efficiently handle expanding workloads.

"Calibration labs are facing tremendous challenges including an increasing complex volume of work, fewer technicians, a growing list of quality standards they must adhere to and the constant pressure to reduce costs," said Robert McKelvy, Fluke Precision Measurement product marketing manager. "The new capabilities we've added to MET/CAL Plus V7.1 accommodate these realities with a streamlined user interface that makes automating calibration and tracking assets fast and accurate."

Enhanced measurement uncertainty capability
The program's new guardbanding support allows metrologists to tailor algorithms to automatically tighten the pass limits associated with a unit under test's calibration specifications. This feature is particularly useful in identifying units that are out of tolerance, but are still close to specification due to low test accuracy ratios.

Other measurement improvements include:

  • Procedure language enhancements including more programming constructs which improve decision making.
  • New Function Select codes to control more instrument standards, including the new Fluke 8508A Reference Multimeter.
  • Enhanced RF calibration capabilities with expanded reference drivers and support for new instruments.
  • Greater control over measurement uncertainty calculations to enhance conformance to local customs and standards.

Improved ease of use
MET/CAL Plus V7.1 features many new enhancements that make it easier, and faster to use. They include:

  • Color coding of procedure statements for quick reading.
  • Customization of screen layouts for individual users so they can tailor the software to their work style.
  • Formatted dates and numeric displays configured in the operating system.
  • Separate search, browse, and data entry screens.
  • Tabbed inventory, calibration, and maintenance screens.
  • More powerful searching capabilities

No additional cost with MET/SUPPORT
Customers who register a new purchase of Fluke MET/CAL Plus V7 receive free membership in the MET/SUPPORT Silver program for 60 days. This program offers access to telephone, fax and email support, to help users get up and running quickly.

An optional MET/SUPPORT Gold program is also available to MET/CAL Plus users by annual subscription. MET/CAL Plus Gold members get priority access to the Fluke software support team as well as a host of additional benefits including free software updates/ upgrades and discounts on training, and access to a library of more than 1,300 warranted procedures.

Product availability and ordering information
The Fluke MET/CAL Plus V7.1 Software suite is available from Fluke representatives worldwide. Configurations begin at a U.S. list price of $5,880. Upgrades from previous versions are list priced from $1,645. For more information on Fluke MET/CAL Plus V7.1 Software, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (888) 492-7554, or (800) FLUKE FAX, or Fax (425) 446-5116 or e-mail: fluke-info@fluke.com Visit Fluke Corporation's website at http:www.fluke.com.