Southfield, MI (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
The test equipment industry is a fast moving sector as vendors strive to supply test solutions for ever-changing technical requirements. One notable trend is the growth in demand for handheld devices.
Nearly all major brands have introduced new models of handheld test equipment and analyzers. In the past few weeks alone, there have been announcements from Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu, and Agilent previewing new handheld additions to their existing families of analyzers. New offerings include handheld spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and 4G & Bluetooth test systems.
The radio communications market is one driving factor behind the explosion in the handheld equipment demand. As cellular communications improves and expands and protocols change and grow, field technicians are more in demand and so are the instruments that best suit their work environments.
Another new technology driving demand for portability is the recent proliferation of fiber optic network installations. This exploding market drives demand for test instruments such as OTDR s (optical time-domain reflectometers), which telecommunication and cable TV companies use to characterize and test fibers. A recent report from ElectroniCast Consultants predicts the global consumption of handheld OTDRs will grow at double digit rates for the next few years.
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