Redfish Instruments (http://www.redfishinstruments.com), has introduced the iDVM Digital Multimeter. It wirelessly connects to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via an ad hoc wireless network allowing users to acquire, visualize, and share electrical measurement data on their Apple devices. The iDVM app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store.
Traditionally, multimeters have not provided an easy method of exporting or saving data. The iDVM permits a user to log data over an extended period of time using the iPhone or the iPad as the storage device. For example, service engineers can use the iDVM to collect data and store it in a report for submission to their clients, or keep the data on the voltmeter for their own records.
Using the GeoTag feature of the iPhone or iPad, service engineers can even identify their location as part of the data. The iDVM is built in the USA using all USA-made parts, and uses rechargeable batteries, says Patrick O’Hara, Redfish Instruments’ president and CEO
The iDVM was designed for a wide range of users — from automotive technicians, to advanced embedded systems engineers, to electrical or building contractors, to field service workers. It costs US$220 and will start shipping on June 1.