LBA Technology, Inc. Appointed Exclusive Western Hemisphere Distributor
for Schomandl and Kathrein RF Test Equipment
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
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
Also expected to have immediate traction in the market
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 interface features.
Information on all instruments
currently available through LBA can be found at
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 and Schomandl 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.