Rohde and Schwarz, a supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, 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 all their calibration needs.

No longer do companies using test, measurement and control instrumentation have the resources to manage multiple calibration vendors, nor do they have spare high-end products to enable sending units offsite without causing downtime. Meanwhile, skipping calibration introduces risk into the measurement and validation process. With this relationship, Rohde & Schwarz is now able to offer customers in the US and Canada a single-source calibration solution while Tektronix Service Solutions extends its capabilities and is now able 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 Inc. “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. Rohde & Schwarz instruments give you the best accuracy in the business and provide a level of service that will keep your instruments delivering the accuracy needed to meet your critical testing requirements.

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 highest quality with 181 ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation parameters and can select from custom-tailored solutions and web-based asset management tools.