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The Microlease Group expands London premises to support European growth

October 2016 - Microlease, the leading test and measurement equipment management company, has opened a major extension to its Harrow, London head office and warehouse.
Microlease has leased an adjoining unit giving it an additional 1,500 sq mt (16,000 sq ft) of office, warehouse and laboratory space to support its expanding European business and 225 strong European team.

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Latest Tool Box Offering from The Microlease GroupFocuses on Semiconductor Testing

September 2016 - The ongoing progression of semiconductor technology is resulting in more sophisticated devices with higher degrees of integrated functionality. As a consequence there are a multitude of different parameters that now need to be tested, with every stage in the overall development and production process requiring the use of distinct pieces of instrumentation. This has serious implications when looking to source these items in a convenient, cost effective and risk-free manner. In response to these dynamics, Microlease has just introduced its Semiconductor Tool Box.

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New Railway Tool Boxes from The Microlease Group put the Right Equipment in the Right Hands at the Right Time

September 2016 - The diversity of systems on the railway continues to grow, and ensuring that teams working on maintenance, repair, installation or commissioning projects have the right test tools to hand is a real challenge. Microlease has applied its experience of the instrumentation market to create Railway Tool Boxes to take the guesswork out of ensuring teams always have the correct electrical and electronic test gear to complete their tasks. The Tool Boxes can be applied to a wide range of systems, including signalling, communications, passenger services such as Wi-Fi in trains and stations, trackside surveillance, and self-service ticket machines.

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Comprehensive Test Kit from The Microlease Group Supports Advances in Automotive Design & Development

July 2016 - The complexity of automobile electronics systems continues to increase. Modern vehicles demand a growing number of electronic control units (ECUs) and sensors, plus higher data rate serial buses and a broadening range of wireless connectivity options. Through this technology, road users can benefit from superior navigation, telematics, protection, climate control and infotainment functions, resulting in improved comfort, greater access to media content and accentuated safety. To address this progression, test equipment sourcing specialist Microlease has just introduced its Automotive Tool Box.

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Microlease Group Extends Reach by Establishing Commercial Presence in Taiwan

March 2016 - Microlease, the leading test and measurement equipment management company, continues to broaden the scope of its business capabilities across the globe with the opening of a new office in Taipei. This strategic moves means that, going forward, Microlease will be better able to directly address the key markets of Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. To support this it has recruited a highly experienced and technically-skilled local team.

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Attractive Rental Solution for High Spec Signal & Spectrum Analyser

18th June 2015 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has further expanded its vast rental inventory in order to include the flagship signal and spectrum analyser from Rohde & Schwarz. The addition of the R&S®FSW presents engineering professionals with access to a state-of-the-art product that offers copious analysis bandwidth. Livingston can offer flexible rental solutions if you only need such equipment for a limited time. Also during the rental/leasing period any operational costs like; calibration, insurance, maintenance are taken care of. It means you have the flexibility to return the item whenever the need for it has come to an end.

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Livingston Announces Availability of Highly Scalable Network Analysis Solution

12th February 2015 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has further extended its broad portfolio of RF test equipment with the inclusion of the latest Rohde & Schwarz two-port vector network analyser. The R&S®ZND is an entry level analyser product for evaluating the performance of RF systems and components in manufacturing facilities and development laboratories, or validating antenna installations. It is capable of delivering accurate measurements on the magnitude or phase of network scattering parameters - known as S‑parameters. Supporting a typical dynamic range of 120dB, it presents users with a maximum bandwidth of 300kHz. Furthermore, it can deliver a power sweep spanning up to 48dB. A 12.1-inch touch-enabled display facilities trouble-free, intuitive operation based on the Windows 7 operating system. Through this it is straight forward to handle multiple traces simultaneously.

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Livingston Presents Ground-Breaking New Universal OTN Test Solution

4th December 2014 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has further underlined its commitment to continued innovation by adding Anritsu’s all-in-one optical network field tester to its expansive portfolio of rental products. The recently released MT1000A Network Master Pro is a compact, highly portable device that is optimised for carrying out comprehensive field testing on optical transport network (OTN) infrastructure. It can deal with the multiple communications protocols now being incorporated into modern telecommunications technology. When accompanied by Anritsu’s MU100010A multi-rate module, it has the capacity necessary for testing 10Gbit/s network protocols, such as 10G Ethernet and Fibre Channel, as well as SDH/SONET. It also supports the latest OTN functions, such as ODU0 and ODUflex, plus legacy PDH and DSn interfaces.

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