TestMart, a marketplace operator and service provider for the test and measurement industry, announced an agreement with XL Microwave (now Pendulum Instruments Inc.), a designer and manufacturer of specialized microwave and millimetre-wave test and control instruments. The deal provides the US government and federal contractor a marketplace with special pricing on select frequency counters and standards, wireless test instrumentation and other products.

TestMart is authorized to offer a special series of Pendulum Instruments counters, spectrum monitor/analyzers, microwave antenna path alignment test sets, field analyzer transmitters, data loggers, synchronization testers, current supplies, wavemeters and oscillator controllers. These products are for use in telecommunications equipment, satellite transmission systems, cable television test sets, emergency services, radar sets, testing and calibration, radio astronomy, testing of military communications, and manufacture verification test and control. The equipment is available to those who qualify under a set of General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS).

"The addition to TestMart's offerings provides the federal marketplace access to a more extensive catalog of affordable, high quality products and save the US taxpayer money," said Peter Ostrow, president and CEO of TestMart. "The agreement is a centralized, cost-effective way for government users to search and procure from the most respected brands compliant with the federal Competition in Contracting Act (CICA)."

"We have teamed with TestMart to provide our government customers with an easier way to procure our specialized product lines," said Tom Duckworth, Government Marketing of Pendulum Instruments Inc. "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to expand and further assist current federal customers."

The products are under General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) managed by TestMart, who will provide content, transaction, marketing, sales support and reporting services around them. TestMart will provide presentation and order processing though the GSA's e-commerce web site, www.gsaadvantage.gov, and the company's own online marketplace, www.testmart.com.