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High Performance Handheld Network Analysis Tool

Livingston becomes European rental partner for the Rohde & Schwarz ZVH

(PresseBox) (Darmstadt, ) Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has secured a contract allowing it to supply the latest Rohde & Schwarz handheld antenna & cable analyser product to its rental customers across Europe.

The members of the ZVH series, with their compact form factor (194 mm × 300 mm × 69 mm) and lightweight construction (weighing just 3 kg), are specifically designed for use by field engineers - helping them to locate cable faults and connection losses, carry out antenna matching, reflection measurements, power metering, etc. With a maximum spurious signal level of +17 dBm, they are offered with a choice of 100 kHz to 3.6 GHz or 100 kHz to 8.0 GHz frequency ranges and have a 100 dB dynamic range. They provide either single or two-port vector network analysis, plus directional power measurement (compatible with GSM/EDGE, 3GPP WCDMA, LTE, DVB-T and DAB wireless standards).

These highly rugged units are supplied in a robust, splash-proof housing that is suitable for demanding outdoor environments. A 4.5 hour battery life enables them to undertake extensive periods of testing between recharges, while a built-in GPS receiver allows accurate location finding. Each ZVH has a highly intuitive user interface that consists of a 6.5-inch format colour LCD with VGA resolution and easily accessible function keys.

The ZVH's ability to pre-program test routines means it is possible to ensure that engineers execute tests in the same way. This means the amount of training involved can be reduced, as the instrument is effectively telling the engineer what to do. This can help to markedly shorten test times and improve consistency levels.

"Since its launch the ZVH has seen a great deal of uptake for test activities carried out when deploying wireless infrastructure," states Geoff Kempster, Inventory Manager at Livingston. "It has already managed to seize considerable market share off established products addressing this sector, thanks to its ease of use, high level of configurability, faster measurements and better reporting capabilities. As it is just available in one basic hardware version, with all additional functionality offered through software codes, it can be quickly adapted - any updates needed for specific test options can simply be made remotely."

"We have received huge interest in the ZVH. Having a rental option for this product is highly advantageous, as this is often the preferred sourcing method for contract firms involved in installation work," Reinier Treur, Marketing Director at Livingston comments. "It allows access to this highly sought after equipment without the need for heavy upfront investment, while simultaneously maximising flexibility - so that the number of units being sourced can mirror any rise or fall in demand." "Since Livingston has a broad portfolio of antenna test devices," he continues "our customers can move from their current option to ZVH without any difficulty, as we can offer them a zero risk agreement - thus lowering the barriers to switching. If, for whatever reason, the customer decides that they want to move back, they can do so without any additional costs being accrued."

LIVINGSTON LTD Niederlassung Darmstadt

Livingston provides and manages test equipment for companies in more than 100 countries worldwide, giving them access to leading edge products regardless of their budget constraints. Founded over forty years ago, the company has built up a highly experienced team of engineering and supply chain professionals. Its services include rental, calibration management, and inventory management. Partnering with Livingston allows companies to optimise their capital expenditure, bringing greater return on investment, as well as generating cash for unused or underused assets through its equipment disposal and redeployment activities.

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