Smart thinking

DeFelsko has introduced another industry first, in the form of the PosiTector SmartLink. The company claims the PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage.

Wirelessly connect PosiTector probes to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to take full advantage of the simplicity and utility of your device with or without an internet connection. It allows you to take advantage of the features of your smart device including touch screen, keyboard, microphone, camera, email, WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, dictation tools, and more.

With an internet connection, you can share, backup, synchronize and report measurement data via email, apps and the cloud. Readings can be automatically backed up to PosiSoft.net or synced manually. Professional PDF reports and CSV data can be shared instantly via email, AirPrint, Dropbox, Evernote and other applications on your smart device.

The PosiTector app is available immediately on the Apple iTunes store. An Android app will be available later in 2015. The company claims it accepts all PosiTector 6000, RTR-H, SPG and DPM probes, easily converting to a coating thickness gage, replica tape reader, depth micrometer surface profile gage or dew point meter.