Extech MO270 Wireless Pin & Pin-Less Moisture Meter Wins Gold Innovation & Technology Award at World’s Biggest Electronics Event

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Telescoping combo meter with graphing display earns prestigious honor.

Extech MO270 Telescoping Moisture Meter

It was clear judges were looking for products not only built to exceed demands of customers, but also to define a vision for innovation.

Extech Instruments, (http://www.extech.com/instruments), makers of the best handheld test and measurement tools, announced that it was awarded the Gold Industrial Electronics Innovation and Technology Award for its new versatile MO270 Wireless Pin & Pinless Moisture Meter at the world’s largest electronics event, the 2012 Hong Kong Electronics Fair. The competition and event were organized by the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA). The HKEIA competition aims to recognize and reward makers of outstanding new products that demonstrate excellence in design, technology, and feature sets. More than 100 products were entered in the competition and award-winners in three categories—consumer electronics, portable electronics, and industrial electronics—were selected from a narrowed field of 15 finalists.

Mike Fox, general manager of Extech Instruments, spoke about the award honors, "Extech has been an exhibitor at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair for many years and we value its prominence in the global electronics landscape. We are thrilled to receive the gold award for the MO270 combination moisture meter. It was clear that judges were looking for products that are not only built to exceed the demands of customers, but also to define a vision for innovation. By offering a meter that offers the functionality of two meters with the added convenience of a real-time graphing display and a detachable sensor that can reach into high places, the MO270 delivers both high functionality and high value for customers who need to get more done with fewer tools."

About the Winning Product
The Extech MO270 moisture analyzer introduces several innovative industry firsts that make it easier than ever to effectively measure moisture and accurately monitor drying progress. As a combination pin and pin-less moisture meter, the MO270 offers the flexibility needed to measure moisture in various materials. The MO270 also features a full-color display with first-ever graphing capabilities.

To safely and quickly reach overhead locations without a ladder or step, the MO270 uses a detachable wireless sensor module that can be affixed to several telescoping handles ranging to 16.4ft (5m). This accelerates inspections, eliminates the need for carrying a ladder throughout a job site, and reduces occupational safety hazards.

Extech’s MO270 is also the first-ever moisture meter with a color graphical trending display. By graphing real-time moisture readings, users can easily identify moisture locations while quickly scanning across large surface areas. The vivid and dynamically updated display provides users with an easy-to-understand big-picture sense of drying progress at-a-glance.

The MO270 serves as a datalogging hub for remote sensor modules placed throughout a job site with a wireless range of up to 65ft (20m). Data from sensors are simultaneously recorded on the MO270’s SD card for easy downloading, reporting, and analysis (available late 2013).

The MO270 comes complete with 3.7V rechargeable Li-Polymer battery, wireless pin/pinless moisture sensor, replacement pins, 4ft (1.2m) telescoping handle, AC adaptor, protective cap, 2G SD card, and hard case.

About the Awards
The 2012 HKEIA Innovation and Technology award-winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of distinguished representatives from academia, industry organizations, and CEOs from leading electronics companies led by Dr. Zhang Niankun, of the Hong Kong Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Chief judge, Dr. Niankun explained that winners were chosen based on performance in "product design, creativity, quality, environmental protection, function and market value."

The award presentation ceremony was held Saturday, October 13, 2012. HKEIA awards are divided into 3 categories of products: Consumer Electronics, Portable Electronics and Industrial Electronics.

The new meter is available from authorized Extech distributors around the world. To learn more, or to find a distributor, please visit http://www.extech.com/MO270.

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 division of FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.

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