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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke to enter Indoor Air Quality market

Everett, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the world leader in test and measurement products, plans to introduce a new line of indoor air quality (IAQ) test tools during 2005, providing HVAC, building maintenance and IAQ professionals with a comprehensive portfolio of precision instruments for troubleshooting and maintaining indoor air quality.

Today Fluke provides many test instruments— such as Fluke digital multimeters, clamp meters, electrical testers, IR and contact thermometers, carbon monoxide detectors and temperature calibrators— that HVAC and operations/maintenance technicians rely on to monitor and manage HVAC systems and control indoor air quality. Now Fluke will build on this market presence.

"Fluke is a trusted partner in the HVAC market, so indoor air quality is a natural extension of Fluke’s market-leading technology and product design," said Rick Pirret, manager, Fluke Indoor Air Diagnostics.

This month Fluke introduced the first product in their new indoor air quality line, the Fluke 983 Particle Counter, a compact, highly capable tool that enables users to measure the presence of airborne particles and track down particle sources. Its expanded data logging and six-channel particle size display (0.3 µm up to 10.0 µm) allow users to run more tests faster and spend less time cycling through screens to get the data they need.

"These new products are being designed in partnership with our customers," said Pirret. "Fluke associates have been in the field, talking with users to insure the new products will exceed their expectations for performance, ease of use and value."

Deficient indoor air quality is a significant and costly issue for business and industry. By some estimates, up to 30 percent of commercial buildings exhibit ‘sick building’ syndrome. Substandard indoor air quality can hamper staff productivity, disrupt clean room operation or lead to litigation.

Working to solve these issues are nearly two million professionals in the U.S. for whom the new Fluke IAQ tools are designed. They include operations and maintenance technicians and engineers, HVAC contractors and Certified Industrial Hygienists.

Fluke IAQ tools will help these professionals achieve outstanding performance by delivering the accuracy, reliability, toughness, safety, usability and value for which Fluke tools are famous.

For more information on the Fluke 983 Particle Counter and other Fluke precision measurement products, visit www.fluke.com or contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (888) 308-5277, fax (425) 446-5116, or e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com.

About Fluke
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke products are used by technicians and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world.