July 17, 2012

Extech Pitot Anemometer/Manometer & Environmental Datalogger Earn ACHR News' Dealer Design Awards


Extech Instruments has announced its recent awards recognizing innovative handheld test and measurement tools and a FLIR infrared camera. The honorees were recognized as tools designed to make it easier and safer for HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration)/mechanical professionals, electrical contractors, and other test equipment users to get the job done.

HVACR The NEWS Dealer Design Awards
HVACR contractor weekly newsmagazine The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (ACHR) NEWS honored one FLIR and two Extech tools in their eighth annual Dealer Design Awards. Described by editor Mike Murphy as “the only contest of its kind in the industry where only contractors make the decision about the award winners,” the Dealer Design awards recognize companies designing quality products with the HVACR and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) contractor in mind.

In the Tools category, Extech’s HD350 Pitot Tube Anemometer & Differential Manometer took Bronze honors. The ergonomic HVACR test instrument is one of the few tools to combine the airflow/velocity functions of a pitot tube anemometer with the air pressure capabilities of a precision manometer, plus temperature.

The Testing & Monitoring Products category, the FLIR E60 Wi-Fi Infrared Camera won a Gold award with recognition for its advanced diagnostic capabilities which include connectivity with Android and Apple tablets and smartphones.

Extech’s RHT50 Compact USB Datalogger also won a Bronze award. Touted for extended IAQ monitoring of a job-site, the USB-stick-sized Extech RHT50 simplifies that task with a datalogger that is easy to use and easy to own.

Judging was conducted by a panel of independent HVACR contractors. The judges rated entries numerically for ease of installation, maintenance, service, overall design, uniqueness, and impact on the HVACR industry. Winners were based on the sum total of these ratings. To learn more about the Dealer Design Awards, please visit :http://directory.achrnews.com/dealerdesign#readerschoice

About Extech Instruments
Extech Instruments is recognized as the source for the best handheld test and measurement tools worldwide. Founded in 1971, Extech is known for its depth and breadth of innovative testers and meters suited for electrical, HVAC, building/restoration, as well as a host of environmental testers for measurement of sound, light, humidity and other factors. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is headquartered in Nashua, NH USA and is ISO 9001 2008 certified. Extech is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc.