Meet your easy on-the-job workflow solution for large network labeling projects. The Brother iLink&Label app lets you download cable identifiers directly from Fluke Networks LinkWare™ Live and wirelessly send them to the Brother PT-E550W label printer – helping save time, reduce errors, and amplify productivity.
Filter & sort
Easily locate the identifiers you need with six different options for organizing and viewing your data.
Nearly unlimited identifiers
Download all the identifiers you need – without worrying about limitations or added fees.
Advanced project control
Allow your project manager to share the appropriate subsets of cable IDs or project data with individual subcontractors.
Use iLink&Label on all of your network labeling projects – within the U.S. and around the world.
In the office, the project manager uses Excel or CAD to plan the network infrastructure, then uploads cable and component identifiers, as well as detailed test settings for the job, to LinkWare Live.
Contractors & subcontractors
On the jobsite, the contractor or subcontractor uses iLink&Label to download a complete group or just a subset of cable identifiers to their smartphone or tablet, then sends them to the Brother PT-E550W labeling tool.
Also on the jobsite, the testing technician downloads the project test settings and IDs from LinkWare Live into the Versiv™ tester, then uploads results back to LinkWare Live as tests are completed.
How to use on iOS
A step-by-step demo of how to use the iLink&Label app on an iOS device to print labels on a Brother EDGE PT-E550W industrial handheld label printer.
What you get with iLink&Label
One-time data entry, instant access to cable IDs, and on-the-spot printing.
No more mistyped identifiers, centrally stored project data, and clear, durable, laminated labels.
Seamless jobsite workflows, faster completion of projects, and top-quality results.
What is Brother iLink&Label?
It is a productivity and quality improvement mobile app solution for cable installers using Versiv testers and Brother PT-E550W label printers. This FREE mobile app is an integrated cloud-based solution for managing the test and labeling processes, results, and assets. Use of this Brother mobile app with LinkWare Live bridges the gap between the office where the project originates and the jobsite where the project data are needed in the testers and labeling tools.
What is Brother LabelLink?
Brother LabelLink was the name previously used for the U.S. version of the iLink&Label app. The app is now called iLink&Label both in the U.S. and in other countries around the world.
What are Fluke Networks and Brother announcing?
Fluke Networks and Brother are announcing an exciting new technology for cable installers to enhance jobsite productivity and quality using Versiv testers and the Brother PT-E550W industrial labeler. Specifically, it is an integrated cloud-based solution for managing the test and labeling processes, results, and assets. The Brother iLink&Label mobile apps paired with LinkWare Live bridges the gap between the office where the project originates and the jobsite where the project data is needed with regard to testers and labeling tools.
How does it work?
A project manager creates a project in LinkWare Live while in the office. Technicians can access LinkWare Live while on the jobsite and download project data directly into Fluke Networks Versiv testers. Test results are then uploaded into LinkWare Live and recorded into the project database. The Brother mobile app will access LinkWare Live, including project data uploaded from the tester, and download wirelessly through a tablet or smartphone to the Brother labeling tool model PT-E550W, which acts as a database. From the PT-E550W, project data is searched and inserted individually or in groups into labels designed for cables, patch panels, and faceplates.
Where do I get the app needed to make this work?
If you are a U.S. resident, look for the Brother iLink&Label app in the App Store or Google Play. If you live outside of the U.S., find the app in your country of origin’s App Store. Access LinkWare Live at LinkWareLive.com.
What’s the cost?
Both the Brother iLink&Label app and LinkWare Live are free.
What platforms are supported by the Brother app?
What Fluke Networks products do the Brother apps work with?
LinkWare Live and all Versiv models.
What Brother products do the Brother apps work with?
The Brother iLink&Label app works with the industrial handheld labeling tool model PT-E550W.
What kinds of labels can I print?
Polyester laminated labels for cables, patch panels, and faceplates.
Can LinkWare Live help me automate creating the list of identifiers?
Yes, both Versiv and LinkWare Live allow you to automate the creation of groups of identifiers by entering the first and last ID of the group. LinkWare Live will then fill in the intervening values.
Meet the P-touch EDGE PT-E550W
iLink&Label was designed to work exclusively with the EDGE PT-E550W industrial labeler from Brother. Ideal for complex IT network projects, the PT-E550W can wirelessly print wider labels (up to 24mm wide) ‒ including heat shrink tube – virtually anytime, anywhere, on any device.
The innovation of collaboration
iLink&Label is the result of a collaboration between Fluke Networks and Brother Mobile Solutions to marry industry-leading testing and label printing technology and create the new standard in datacom testing and labeling.
“LinkWare Live bridges the gap between the project manager’s office where the data for testing cables and printing labels originates and the jobsite where Fluke testers and Brother labeling tools are used by the installation crew. For network designers, integrators, and contractors, the iLink&Label app automates multiple workflow processes and will help eliminate a major pain point in jobsite productivity. More importantly, it ensures labeling accuracy across the entire project.”
– Eric Conley
VP and General Manager
“We are thrilled to introduce this next generation of our award-winning app. The new iteration features advanced capabilities so system designers and contractors around the world can meet multiple cabling and ID project needs faster and more efficiently than ever before. This app, coupled with Fluke Networks’ new and improved LinkWare Live system, will deliver an unparalleled jobsite workflow solution to users all over the globe.”
– Ravi Panjwani
VP Marketing and Product Management
Brother Mobile Solutions