LBA Group Press Release 10-26-2008
LBA Technology, Inc. Appointed Exclusive Western Hemisphere Distributor for Schomandl and Kathrein RF Test
German RF equipment manufacturer Kathrein and subsidiary Schomandl will exclusively distribute its radio
frequency test equipment, including devices for digital TV, radio, wireless, CATV, satellite and laboratory use,
through RF systems experts LBA Technology, a unit of the LBA Group, Inc., throughout the western hemisphere.
Greenville, NC October 21, 2008 – The Kathrein Group and instrumentation subsidiary Schomandl has appointed LBA
Technology as exclusive distributor of its test and instrumentation products in the western hemisphere countries.
The German manufacturing group has provided award winning, state of the art, precision radio frequency test
equipment worldwide for over 60 years. This equipment has won wide acceptance in the broadcast, wireless
communications, satellite, medical, and test laboratory markets for its highly cost effective performance.
Among the products being introduced by LBA is the
SafeOne™ Personal RF Monitor. This economical,
wearable personal alarm warns tower climbers, technicians, and other personnel working around “hot” antennas if
they encounter unsafe radio frequency energy fields. Such units are mandated by the FCC, OSHA and other agencies
for workers at RF exposure risk.
Also expected to have immediate traction in the market is the
MSK-200 Digital Transport Stream Monitor. This monitor is designed to analyze digital and analogue RF
systems such as for high definition television. It is a high performance, portable unit that combines a range of
terrestrial TV, CATV, and satellite test equipment functions into one unit. It can test RF signals through
antennas, cable transport, and over-air transmission. It handles all conventional formats such as DVB-T, DVB-S,
DVB-C, AM, FM and ATSC, plus most other international digital and analog formats.
For test laboratory, medical MRI, and other research applications, LBA will offer an array of ultra-stable
frequency synthesizers, RF signal generators, and frequency standards. These units are known for their extreme
spectral purity, broad frequency capabilities, user friendly operation, and versatile remote control and system
Information on all instruments currently available through LBA can be found at
www.lbagroup.com/test-equipment. Sales are
being supported in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
About LBA Technology, Inc.
LBA Technology is a leading
manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, components and test equipment for broadcast, industrial
and government users worldwide. With Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., the company is a unit of the LBA Group, Inc.
which has over 40 years experience in providing support for infrastructure assets of the wireless
telecommunications industry. The companies are based in Greenville, NC.About The Kathrein Group
The KATHREIN-Werke KG is the world's largest antenna producing enterprise and a leading
high tech telecommunications company. Kathrein products epitomize quality and reliability. Know-how and 89 years
of experience have made Kathrein one of the market leaders in its product ranges. The Kathrein-group, with its 14
production facilities, 57 subsidiaries and associated companies, employs over 6,500 people. In 2007, turnover at
the Kathrein-group amounted to 1,303 million Euros. More than 50% of the internationally active company's sales
volume is made abroad. The Schomandl unit was founded in 1948 and has specialized in the development and
production of high-quality HF measuring instruments for all types of customer-specific applications.
product sales support, contact:
Paolo Fernandes, Account Executive
LBA Technology Test Equipment Group
Dick Hansson, Marketing Director
Wolfgang Blank, Sales Manager
+49 8641 403140
LBA Group, Inc.
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