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Narda Microwave East Press Release - September 20, 2011

Narda Field Meters Provide Accurate Measurement of
RF Radiation Exposure in Industrial Environments

Narda Field Meters Provide Accurate Measurement of RF Radiation Exposure in Industrial EnvironmentsHAUPPAUGE, NY – September 20, 2011 – Narda Safety Test Systems, an L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) company, today introduced two portable instruments designed exclusively for measurement of electromagnetic fields found in industrial environments such as RF heat sealers and vinyl welders, semiconductor fabrication equipment, RF induction, dielectric dryers and heaters, and plasma generation systems. The battery-powered meters allow industrial plant managers and safety professionals to accurately ensure compliance with the IEEE C95.1-2005 standard and recommendations from ICNIRP that dictate Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) to electromagnetic fields. The NIM-511 and NIM-513 industrial field meters measure only 1.5  x 2 x 8.1 in., weigh 1.3 lb, are extremely easy to use, and employ separate detectors to simultaneously measure electric and magnetic fields.

The NIM-513 operates from 10 to 42 MHz and its calibration reference frequencies include of 27.12 MHz, the operating frequency of most heat sealers and induction heaters, and 13.56 MHz employed by most semiconductor processing equipment. The NIM-511 operates over a much broader frequency range of 300 kHz to 100 MHz with a calibration reference frequency of 13.56 MHz, making it well-suited for virtually all equipment operating at the most common Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) frequencies.

Both instruments are designed to be simple to operate. There is no need to change probes to measure electric or magnetic fields as the probe contains sensors for measurement of both. Changing fields requires only pressing a button. There is also no need to change the range of values over which the meters will operate because they automatically display a numerical value over their entire measurement frequency range. “Zeroing” is automatically performed at power-on and every 15 min. and calibration is required only once every two years. Both instruments have an LED-backlit 1.5-in. LCD display, operate for about 22 hr. on a charge of their NiMH batteries, and are supplied with a hard case, power supply, and shoulder strap.

The NIM-511 and NIM-513 industrial field meters are available for immediate delivery from Narda Safety Test Solutions. More information is available at, via e-mail at, or by calling (631) 231-1700.

Please note that the data sheet for these products is available at:

About Narda Microwave
Narda Microwave is a division of L-3 Communications Company, a $15 billion electronics manufacturer serving the military and commercial communication markets. For over 50 years, Narda has developed and manufactured state-of-the-art RF and microwave components, microwave integrated circuits (MICs), multi-function assemblies, and subsystems in the frequency range from DC to 60 GHz for both commercial and military applications. Narda is also the world leader in RF safety products, and a leading manufacturer of fiber optic modulator drivers and oscillators for OC-192 and OC-768 applications. Narda maintains the world’s largest inventory of RF and microwave components, many available from stock.


About L-3 Communications

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training, and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, intelligence systems, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.


Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-looking Statements included in the company's recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Walter Crofut
Narda Microwave
(631) 231-1700 x218

Posted  7/31/2011

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