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Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems recently launched its EZ-LINK™ mobile app and added an option for Bluetooth® wireless technology to 1/16 DIN EZ-ZONE® PM products. Used together this makes setting up, monitoring and adjusting 1/16 DIN EZ-ZONE PM controllers and limits easy and painless.
EZ-LINK is available free-of-charge from the Apple and Android app stores for phones and tablets, and provides access to the controller’s parameters with fully spelled out names in plain text with help topics that explain each parameter and option.
The app provides wireless access to Watlow’s EZ-ZONE PM controllers from up to 70 feet (21.3 meters) away. When connected to a controller, the app’s dashboard view displays up to 20 parameters. Users can configure which parameters appear on the dashboard view with the controller’s custom home page. The all parameters feature in the app lets users set up the controller’s inputs, control settings, alarms, outputs and other features and functions.
In addition to controller setup, monitoring and adjusting, the EZ-LINK mobile app offers a ping feature, which identifies which controller is connected when several controllers are within range. It also honors the controller’s password protection limiting unauthorized access and unwanted changes. The app also provides other benefits including alarm and error indicators, connection to
Watlow for feedback and support and accessing device information such as firmware version, part number and serial number.
“Watlow is the product leader in our industry,” said Andy Borkowski, product manager. “The EZ-LINK app is the most recent example of our innovative culture because we are one of the first controller manufacturers to offer this feature.”
The app works with all Watlow 1/16 DIN EZ-ZONE PM controllers and limits with Bluetooth® communication. The Bluetooth® option is approved for use in the U.S., Canada, Japan and the European Union, with more locations coming soon. Watlow’s EZ-ZONE PM controllers without Bluetooth® technology are still available.