LBA Technology, Inc. Appointed Exclusive Western Hemisphere Distributor for Schomandl and Kathrein RF Test Equipment

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German RF equipment manufacturer Kathrein and subsidiary Schomandl will exclusively distribute its radio frequency test equipment, including devices for digital TV, radio, wireless, CATV, satellite and laboratory use, through RF systems experts LBA Technology, a unit of the LBA Group, Inc., throughout the western hemisphere.

The Kathrein Group and instrumentation subsidiary Schomandl has appointed LBA Technology as exclusive distributor of its test and instrumentation products in the western hemisphere countries. The German manufacturing group has provided award winning, state of the art, precision radio frequency test equipment worldwide for over 60 years. This equipment has won wide acceptance in the broadcast, wireless communications, satellite, medical, and test laboratory markets for its highly cost effective performance.

Among the products being introduced by LBA is the SafeOneā„¢ Personal RF Monitor. This economical, wearable personal alarm warns tower climbers, technicians, and other personnel working around "hot" antennas if they encounter unsafe radio frequency energy fields. Such units are mandated by the FCC, OSHA and other agencies for workers at RF exposure risk.

Also expected to have immediate traction in the market is the MSK-200 Digital Transport Stream Monitor. This monitor is designed to analyze digital and analogue RF systems such as for high definition television. It is a high performance, portable unit that combines a range of terrestrial TV, CATV, and satellite test equipment functions into one unit. It can test RF signals through antennas, cable transport, and over-air transmission. It handles all conventional formats such as DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C, AM, FM and ATSC, plus most other international digital and analog formats.

For test laboratory, medical MRI, and other research applications, LBA will offer an array of ultra-stable frequency synthesizers, RF signal generators, and frequency standards. These units are known for their extreme spectral purity, broad frequency capabilities, user friendly operation, and versatile remote control and system interface features.

Information on all instruments currently available through LBA can be found at Sales are being supported in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

About LBA Technology, Inc.:
LBA Technology is a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, components and test equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide. With Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., the company is a unit of the LBA Group, Inc. which has over 40 years experience in providing support for infrastructure assets of the wireless telecommunications industry. The companies are based in Greenville, NC.

About The Kathrein Group and Schomandl:
The KATHREIN-Werke KG is the world's largest antenna producing enterprise and a leading high tech telecommunications company. Kathrein products epitomize quality and reliability. Know-how and 89 years of experience have made Kathrein one of the market leaders in its product ranges. The Kathrein-group, with its 14 production facilities, 57 subsidiaries and associated companies, employs over 6,500 people. In 2007, turnover at the Kathrein-group amounted to 1,303 million Euros. More than 50% of the internationally active company's sales volume is made abroad. The Schomandl unit was founded in 1948 and has specialized in the development and production of high-quality HF measuring instruments for all types of customer-specific applications.

For product sales support, contact:
Paolo Fernandes, Account Executive
LBA Technology Test Equipment Group
pfernandes @

Press contact:
Dick Hansson, Marketing Director
LBA Group, Inc.
dhansson @

Wolfgang Blank, Sales Manager
blank @
+49 8641 403140


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