SOURCE: Fluke Corporation

July 01, 2008 10:05 ET

Twenty Technical Schools Receive Fluke Electrical Test Instruments Through Fluke Education Grant Program

Fluke 287 and 289 Digital Multimeters Will Strengthen Teaching Programs

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Twenty educational institutions in the U.S. have received advanced electrical and electronic test instruments from Fluke Corporation, the world's leading supplier of handheld test and measurement equipment, through the Fluke Education Grant Program.

Each winning technical education program received two of Fluke's newest and most capable test instruments designed for the electrical and electronics industries: the Fluke 289 and Fluke 287 Logging Digital Multimeters.

The Fluke Education Grant Program, announced in October 2007, drew applications from 40 high schools, community colleges, universities and training programs across the U.S. and Canada. Winners were chosen by a review committee of electronics professionals. They examined many program elements, including the breadth of course offerings and the types and numbers of certificates and degrees conferred. Fluke also supports teachers through the free Educator's Partnership Program.

The Fluke 287 is a high-accuracy logging digital multimeter designed with advanced features for electronics professionals. It 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 lists in the U.S. for $499.95.

The Fluke 289 high performance multimeter enables technicians to log data and review it graphically on-screen, so they can solve complex problems faster in electronics, plant automation, power distribution, and electro-mechanical equipment. By downloading logged data to optional FlukeView Forms Software, users can create computerized reports. U.S. list price is $529.95.

The winning schools and training programs are:

Fluke 287 Grants

Atlanta Electrical JATC                           Atlanta, Ga.
Boise State University                            Boise, Idaho
Coosa Valley Technical College                    Rome, Ga.
Hutchinson Community College                      Hutchinson, Kan.
IBEW Local 176 JATC                               Joliet, Ill.
Milwaukee School of Engineering                   Milwaukee, Wis.

Fluke 289 Grants

Bluefield State College                           Bluefield, W.Va.
Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center       Detroit, Mich.
Hazleton Area Career Center                       Hazleton, Pa.
Hibbing Community College                         Hibbing, Minn.
Hudson Valley Community College                   Troy, N.Y.
Linn State Technical College                      Linn, Mo.
Northern Maine Community College                  Presque Isle, Maine
Palo Alto College                                 San Antonio, Texas
Pennsylvania State University                     Reading, Pa.
Richmond Electricians' JATC                       Ashland, Va.
Southeast Missouri State University               Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Venango Technology Center                         Oil City, Pa.
Wyoming Electrical JATC                           Casper, Wyo.
Yavapai College                                   Prescott, Ariz.

Fluke Corporation

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control.

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