Fluke Corp., Everett, Wash., added depth to its power quality monitoring and analysis capabilities in the 3-phase market by recently acquiring Reliable Power Meters (RPM), a Los Gatos, Calif.-based manufacturer of monitoring equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The headquarters of the 10-yr-old company, which boasts a stable of clients including American Express, Fidelity Investments, and EDS Corp., will remain in California, and Fluke does not have plans to make any immediate changes to RPM’s network of sales, service, or technical support systems. The company’s president, Robert Moore, will maintain his position through June 2002, after which he is contracted to assist in the organization’s transition into Fluke.

Fluke President Jim Lico believes the addition of RPM will have a large impact on his company’s place in the marketplace. “To this point, our products have been designed solely for single-phase applications,” he says. “The acquisition of RPM positions us well in the 3-phase segment of the power quality market.”