Rohde & Schwarz and Tektronix Form Calibration Services Relationship

COLUMBIA, MD, Feb. 14, 2011

Rohde and Schwarz, a supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, today announced that it has formed a relationship with Tektronix Service Solutions to offer customers in North America a single-source for calibration services. This represents the first time that two major test and measurement manufacturers have joined forces to provide customers with a comprehensive solution for calibration.

With this relationship, Rohde & Schwarz now is able to offer customers in the United States and Canada a single-source calibration solution. Tektronix Service Solutions extends its capabilities to offer customers calibration services for high-end communications test equipment.

“Our customers have been asking for a trusted single-source solution for calibrating their entire set of communications test and other instrumentation to help reduce downtime,” said Scott Bausback, president and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz.  “By partnering with Tektronix Service Solutions, we are able to confidently offer our customers a truly comprehensive set of high-quality calibration capabilities that will help them bring new technologies to market in less time.”

“When capital budgets and deadlines are tight, customers need the most complete and highest quality calibration and support solution available,” said Paul Caragher, president, Tektronix Service Solutions. “By partnering with Rohde & Schwarz, we are combining the depth of knowledge that only two OEMs can bring together with the breadth of capability Tektronix Service Solutions offers, giving customers the best overall value and highest quality calibration solution on the market.”

Rohde & Schwarz is a leader in RF design and testing with a worldwide network of service depots. It operates a state-of-the-art lab in Columbia, MD, that is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and offers a full range of services including repair, calibration, updates, and instrument upgrades. These services also are available on-site by a mobile calibration team.

Tektronix Service Solutions delivers an industry-leading breadth of single-source calibration and repair capabilities together with on-site, mobile, and depot locations around the world.  Featuring calibration and repair services for more than 130,000 models from 9,000 manufacturers along with a large network of repair centers, Tektronix Service Solutions solves a number of key problems facing customers. Customers can be assured of 181 ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation parameters and can select from custom-tailored solutions and web-based asset management tools.

Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It supplies solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, and secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in 70+ countries. It has approximately 7,400 employees, and the company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

About Tektronix Service Solutions
Tektronix Service Solutions, a TEKTRONIX company, provides instrument calibration, repair, and related services.  Formally launched in October, 2010, the company combines the strength of TEKTRONIX with the service capabilities of recent acquisitions. The company provides services through 80 locations worldwide with more than 1,000 associates.

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