‘Plug and test’ smartphone-based measurement tools

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Power tool manufacturer, Ryobi, has released a range of modular smartphone-based measurement devices. The Phone Works product range comprises five measurement tools which can be connected to a smartphone and then controlled by a single app by technicians, engineers and MRO specialists working in the field.

The Phone Works measurement kits comprise the RPW-3000 moisture meter; the RPW-5000 inspection scope; the RPW-2000 infrared thermometer, the RPW-1650 laser level and the RPW laser rangefinder. Lastly, the RPW-9000 secure transport case provides a light-weight, tidy and durable solution for carrying up to five of the measuring tools.

Connecting via the 3.5mm audio jack on either an Android or iPhone, Ryobi Phone Works devices transform these smartphones into smart measuring tools, without the bulk and inconvenience of transporting individual pieces of equipment. The free app is claimed to store data, capture high resolution images and videos, geo-tag locations and can send information through the phone’s messaging or email services.

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