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Anritsu Company Test Instruments First to Comply with NRSC HD Radio Signal Recommendations

6/17/2009
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Anritsu Company, the market leader in handheld wireless test solutions, announces that it is the first company to submit self-certification documents to the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) for compliance with the group's recommendations for measuring HD radio signals. Anritsu's Spectrum Master™, BTS Master™ and VNA Master™ series, and Economy Microwave Spectrum Analyzers comply with the NRSC-5 in-band/on-channel (IBOC) Digital Radio Broadcasting Standard, which specifies IBOC systems for both the AM and FM bands, including detailed specification of the parameters that must be met by the RF signal broadcast by an IBOC facility.

"Anritsu continues to be at the forefront of the wireless test market. We offer the broadcast industry the test tools necessary to make a successful transition to high definition. Engineers and technicians can be assured that Anritsu test instruments will provide them with the measurements necessary to comply with industry standards and ensure quality signal transmission," said Donn Mulder, Senior Vice President/General Manager Microwave Measurements Division. "We commend the NRSC for developing guidelines to ensure consistent measurement of HD signals."

Nine instruments in the four product families were submitted for certification. The MS272xB Spectrum Master series provides users with the advantages of a full-sized, fully functional analyzer in a compact, handheld unit that can locate, identify, record and solve communication systems problems quickly and easily with low noise, high resistance to interference and excellent measurement accuracy. Specifically designed for field applications, the BTS Master can perform all the measurements needed for wireless network deployment, installation, and maintenance. The VNA Master series has the most advanced ultra-portable handheld VNAs on the market, featuring unparalleled performance and essential RF capabilities at modest prices.

The MS271xB Economy Microwave Spectrum Analyzers offer superior performance and advanced capabilities. Covering the 9 kHz to 7.1, 13 and 20 GHz ranges, the MS271xB family has exceptional phase noise performance. Its dynamic range of 100 dB results in fast and precise testing of wireless components that require exceptional linearity.

About NRSC
The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Its purpose is to study and make recommendations for technical standards that relate to radio broadcasting and the reception of radio broadcast signals. The NRSC is a vehicle by which broadcasters and receiver manufacturers can work together towards solutions to common problems in radio broadcast systems.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

Client Contact:
Katherine Van Diepen
Director, Marketing Communications
Anritsu Company
408.778.2000 ext. 1550
Katherine.VanDiepen@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
SGW
973.263.5475
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