A journey of bulky old multi-meters to state-of-the-art Smart Tweezers™ ST-5S (Bluetooth Enabled)
From a traditional bulky old Digital Multi-meters with two test wires hanging from it to a very Smart, Handy and Light weight Smart Tweezers, the story of evolution of a modern Smart Tweezers™ ST5S-BT is nothing less than elegant work of craftsmanship together with the finest class of engineering.
It was in the year 2000 when the the need for some handy test tool was felt. A reliable test tool which could be carried very easily in a pocket (just like a pen). It was then the first prototype of Smart Tweezers™ was developed. It looked amazingly advanced and very convenient from the very first look and feel. However, it took nearly three more years (2003) for the first marketable Smart Tweezers™ to develop into something very similar to what it looks like today.
Year 2004 : ST-1R™ (ST-1)
Finally Smart Tweezer™ ST-1R (ST-1) was commercially released. It was a successful test tool and sold like hot cakes. However with it came lots of suggestions to improve it.
Year 2007: ST-2R™ (ST-2)
ST-2R model came with significant improvements in both the accuracy and in the design mechanics. The model was ST-2R (ST-2) and had the option of it’s tips being replaced. There were some LCD issues with earlier model, so ST2R came with a better LCD display. The display was also far more clearer and sharp.
Year 2009: ST-AE™
Rechargeable Smart Tweezers ST-AE was introduced in order to address a problem of housing damage due to multiple replacement of batteries. Smart Tweezers™ ST-AE was a bit more expensive but this sleek design and accurate testing tool was widely accepted on assembly lines.
Year 2011: ST5R™
This model of Smart Tweezers ST5R has much longer Swiss made patented tips. Just like it’s predecessor, it has a far better accuracy and Li-Ion rechargeable batteries.
Year 2014: ST5S™
Smart Tweezers™ ST-5S is much more easier to handle, has a much brighter and bigger OLED display, comes with ESR measurement feature and has a much wider range for testing LCRZ SMD components. It is more accurate, reliable and lightning fast in testing and debugging miniature circuits than any of it’s predecessor. It is a must have tool in every service center, test labs and/or manufacturing units. Once fully charged, it can last upto 80 hours.
Year 2015: Colibri™
With the growing demand from service and repair industry prompted Advance Devices, Canada to come up with a low cost variant of Smart Tweezers™ Colibri™. It has basically all the functionality of ST-5S with little compromise on accuracy. It is an ideal tool for hobbyist.
Year 2016: ST5S-BT™
It is an advanced version of Smart Tweezers ST-5S™. It is enabled with Bluetooth connectivity for real time data transfer to mobiles and computers for batch processing of results – for analysis and debugging.
Year 2016: Iskra™
Smart Tweezers™ Iskra™ is a handy dedicated tool specifically developed to test and identify the status of SMD and Throughhole LEDs.