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Fluke Network history

          Fluke Corporation, a subsidiary of Fortive, is a manufacturer of industrial test, measurement and diagnostic equipment including electronic test equipment. It was started in 1948 by John Fluke, who was a friend and roommate of David Packard, future co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, when both were employed at General Electric.

Fluke is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Everett, Washington, USA. Manufacturing centers are located in the USA, the UK, Asia and The Netherlands. Sales and service subsidiaries are located in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. Fluke Corporation has authorized distributor and manufacturer representative channels in more than 100 countries.


Fluke Corporation was founded by John Fluke in October 1953 as the John Fluke Manufacturing Company, Inc., producing electrical metering equipment.

In 1987, Fluke partnered with the Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips. Together, the companies developed the scopemeter, an instrument combining features of an oscilloscope and a multimeter. Fluke purchased the testing and measurements division of Philips in 1993 for $41.8 million.[2] The Philips PM series of measurement instruments was rebranded as Fluke.

Fluke was bought by the Danaher Corporation in 1998. Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Fluke, in 2016 to create Fortive.[3]


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Fluke Networks – History of Innovation
20 years ago, Fluke Corporation entered the network test business in 1992 with the 650 LAN CableMeter, a handheld LAN tester for coaxial cable and UTP. Today, we have evolved to offering a wide and flexible range of wired and wireless testers and solutions. Here are some of our milestones along the way:
– 1993: Fluke introduces the 670 LANMeter, the industry’s first handheld network analyzer.
– 1995: Fluke launches the DSP-100 CableAnalyzer, the first digital cable tester.
– 1996: Fluke launches the OneTouch Network Assistant, the first 10/100 Mbps handheld Ethernet tester.
– 1998: Danaher Corporation acquires Fluke Corporation.
– 2000: Fluke Networks, formerly a division of Fluke, spins off as a new organization.
– 2000: Fluke Networks announces OptiView XG, the first portable Gigabit Ethernet and wireless network analyzer.
– 2006: Fluke Networks enters the network performance market with the acquisition of Visual Networks.
– 2009: Fluke Networks acquires AirMagnet, entering the wireless security market.
– 2009: Fluke Networks acquires Clearsight, entering the network forensics space.
– 2010: Fluke Networks introduces AirCheck Wi-Fi tester, the first dedicated, handheld tester for troubleshooting wireless networks.
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