Anritsu Co. announces that the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Electronics, Munitions and Tactical Systems Procurement Directorate, Defense and Major Projects Sector has provided a National Master Standing Offer (NMSO) for the S412E LMR Master™ handheld analyzer from Anritsu. Due in part to the NMSO, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has purchased 18 LMR Masters and expects to buy more over a three-year period.

The purchase was made because the RCMP has a requirement for P25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) spectrum analyzers. According to documents published by the Canadian government, Anritsu Electronics Ltd. was awarded the contract because "the Anritsu S412E is currently the only spectrum analyzer in the marketplace with all the selectable parameters for maintaining the RCMP Land Mobile Radio P25 Network. The spectrum analyzer must have the capabilities to analyze the P25 signals, including the P25 trunking control channel signal. In addition, the spectrum analyzer must provide a P25 mapping solution that can display a map on the analyzer which shows the P25 wireless network coverage measurements."

David Witkowski, product manager at Anritsu, commented, "PWGSC's issuance of a National Master Standing Offer for the LMR Master S412E is another example of Anritsu’s continued success at applying advanced technology solutions and voice-of-the-customer analysis towards solving real-world problems. Instead of simply providing incremental updates to traditional test and measurement, Anritsu listened to what leaders in the Land Mobile Radio industry were saying they needed in the field, and responded with a highly integrated and radically new approach to field test and measurement that has seen rapid adoption by customers ranging from end users to major radio manufacturers."

The RCMP is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. It is unique in the world, since it is a national, federal, provincial, and municipal policing body. RCMP provides a total federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to three territories, eight provinces, more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities, and three international airports.

NMSO is a procurement vehicle established by PWGSC for diverse products and services. NMSO is available to the Government of Canada's various departments, agencies, and boards to purchase products and services. Any department within the Canadian government, as well as any Crown Corporation can utilize the NMSO to quickly obtain S412E analyzers for its respective test and measurement requirements.

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