To strengthen its program to provide support for current and next generation wireless products, Japan's largest instrument rental company, ORIX Rentec Corp. (ORC), has enlisted the expertise of Radio Frequency Investigation Ltd (RFI).

At the ORC test facility in Tokyo wireless conformance services are being introduced, and RFI has been appointed to provide laboratory support, training, project management and sales support for the rollout of these new services.

These will include Bluetooth conformance testing using the validated BiTE test platforms from CETECOM and also testing using Schmid & Partner's DASY 4 system. As part of the initiative RFI's contract is for two years, during which time Bluetooth and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing and conformance services will be established.

The two companies are also working closely on next-generation wireless systems, with ORC investing heavily in high end test platforms to support 3G and setting up a direct rental operation in the UK supporting UK and European cellular clients.