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Google analytics has a feature for this called "Exclude URL Query Parameters". From their help document: Exclude URL Query Parameters: Any query parameters or unique session IDs (e.g., sessionid or vid) that appear in your URLs that you do not want to see in your reports. Enter as a comma-separated list. This setting is case sensitive. There is a ...
I was able to accomplish this using advanced segments instead of a filter. http://stackoverflow.com/a/14831419/922522
Could your app developers check for connectivity on a page like "testconn.php" instead of "/". That way you can just exclude that page from your reports. You can filter if the hits are coming from the same host/network/provider, IP address/IP range or maybe a unique browser version. If you can find a common factor in these then you can filter it this way.
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