Fluke offers model 287 Electronics Logging Multimeters to qualified schools

Oct. 30, 2007

Everett, Wash. - Fluke Corporation today announced that it will donate two of its high-performance Fluke 287 True-rms Electronics Logging Multimeters with TrendCapture to each of ten qualifying educational institutions through a new Fluke Education Grant Program. Designed to help ensure that educators, students and entry-level professionals have access to state-of-the-art technology, the program enables instructors in accredited programs to apply for grants of the Fluke 287 to be used for training students in electronics test and design performance verification applications.

Members of the Fluke Education Partnership Program can apply for the grant by completing the grant application form available on the Fluke Education Partnership Web site. The Fluke Education Partnership is a Web-based program offering educators in technical, university and apprenticeship programs free curriculum materials and a 25% discount on all Fluke handheld test tools. Membership is free. To register, go to www.fluke.com/education. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2007. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee from Fluke for program elements, including breadth of course offering, degree/certification qualifications and statistics, and plans for using the Fluke DMMs within the curriculum. The ten winning institutions will be announced in February 2008.  Each will receive a pair of Fluke 287 True-rms Electronics Logging Multimeters with TrendCapture valued at $499.95 each, to be delivered in March 2008.

A high-accuracy logging digital multimeter designed with advanced features for electronics professionals, the Fluke 287 True-rms Electronics Logging Multimeter with TrendCapture has logging and graphing capability that enables users to quickly document design performance and see trend information directly on the meter display without waiting to download logged readings to a PC. The Fluke 287 features a large 50,000-count 1/4 VGA display with a white backlight that can simultaneously display multiple sets of measurement information. It has a logging memory capacity of up to 10,000 readings and is capable of logging multiple sessions without downloading, so users can set the meter up for unattended monitoring in the field and review logged readings without access to a PC.

The Fluke 287 includes context-sensitive onboard help screens and customizable instrument setup designed to save time and increase productivity.  It features multiple save options and automatic time stamping for convenient recall of measurements made in the field.  Optional FlukeView forms PC software enables users to document, store and analyze individual readings or a series of measurements, and then convert them into professional-looking reports.