Press Releases / Articles
16th April 2013 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston, is now in a position to provide its customers with the latest handheld format cable and antenna analysers from JDSU. Each member of the JD720 series is highly optimised for testing and characterising mobile infrastructure, exhibiting ease of use plus a comprehensive array of features and functionality.
18th March 2013 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston, in response to rising demand for greater deployment of optical networking infrastructure across Europe, has invested heavily in leading-edge fibre splicing instruments. The company will be able to supply these units in a variety of highly flexible and cost-effective rental packages.
19th February 2013 - Test sourcing specialist Livingston has added to its range of rental products supporting next generation optical networks by stocking the latest Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) from Fluke Networks.
29th January 2013 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has announced a new initiative which will help engineers to rent the various tools required for their RF testing/analysis tasks while minimising the financial investment involved.
30th October 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has secured a contract allowing it to supply the latest Rohde & Schwarz handheld antenna & cable analyser product to its rental customers across Europe.
27th September 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston announces the availability of its Hire Management System (HMS). This advanced on-line tool has been designed to help customers improve their operational efficiencies through implementing more effective organisation of their test assets.
10th July 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has announced that its ongoing
collaboration with leading test solutions provider Spirent Communications has been further
expanded. This means that Livingston is now in a position to offer the Spirent TestCenter
unified test platform on a rental basis across the whole of the EMEA region.
11th June 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has made a series of new additions to its Easy2Source offering, to reflect the ongoing budgetary restrictions that technology companies have to contend with. Easy2Source is a highly cost-effective way to rapidly gain access to required items of test hardware without making any upfront capital commitment or being left exposed to the risk of purchased equipment becoming obsolete.
23th May 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has confirmed that it is providing ATS-Group with the hardware and software needed to enable an innovative, more streamlined approach for testing the performance of mobile communications networks (commonly known as drive testing). ATS-Group has been contracted by a leading mobile operator to execute drive tests across the whole of London, for analysis of base stations now being deployed to serve the nation’s capital and combat the growing issue of wireless congestion.
24th April 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has announced that new territories have been added to the company’s collaboration with leading industrial test equipment manufacturer Fluke. This will see rental support in the UK and Ireland complementing the support services Livingston already offers Fluke across Germany and Benelux. It will cover Fluke entire industrial portfolio, including power analysis, vibration testing and thermal imaging equipment.
March 2012 - Allowing optimum effectiveness of test activities throughout organisation
March 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has confirmed that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Actix, a leading developer of mobile network analytics and optimisation software. Thanks to this collaboration, Livingston will be able to provide its customers with licences for the Actix Analyzer multi-vendor post-processing tool on a rental basis.
February 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has taken steps to assist in the smooth running of the London Olympics (27th July to 9th September), as concerns mount about how the city’s infrastructure will cope with the influx of people.
February 2012 - Infrared thermal imaging cameras can be utilised as analysis tools in all manner of applications; industrial processes, predictive maintenance, verification of electrical/electronic thermal modelling, data centre energy optimisation, and scientific research to name but a few applications. When looking to work with such sophisticated pieces of equipment there are many different issues that should be deliberated over before making a decision about which product to pick, and how best to source it. The following article looks at what needs to be reflected on when determining this.
February 2012 - Infrared thermography is witnessing adoption in new industry sectors all the time. Often these push the performance envelope, demanding thermal imaging devices with improved specifications and sophisticated functionality. Imagers supporting more in depth analysis have resulted, but before acquiring such devices it is of paramount importance to be aware of what features are likely to have true benefit and how best to approach the matter of sourcing.
January 2012 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston, is set to host two new seminars in support of its growing German customer base. These will take place in late February, at Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 7, Berlin.
January 2012 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston, in collaboration with leading equipment manufacturers Rohde & Schwarz and Kaelus, will host a new series of seminars examining the challenges currently being faced by the mobile communications industry.
November 2011 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston and leading optical test hardware/software supplier JDSU have teamed up to stage a seminar entitled “Enabling Next Generation Networks.” Featuring a mixture of both high level and more in-depth technical presentations, this event is certain to prove highly beneficial to engineers and project managers involved in upgrading the core optical network as 100Gbit Ethernet technology begins to be implemented - with details being given of state of the art equipment and innovative new test/monitoring techniques. It will take place at the Best Western Reading Moat House, Berkshire, UK, on the 26th January.
November 2011 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has expanded its portfolio of infrared thermal imagers. These items of test hardware are becoming increasingly popular in a wide variety of industrial, electrical and building applications, allowing faults to be located, quality assurance to be carried out, or in-depth system analysis undertaken in order to improve overall efficiency. As a result Livingston has engaged with the leading manufacturers in this field. This ensures that it has the most comprehensive range of thermal imaging devices for rental or longer term lease - presenting the customer base with a more cost effective way of gaining access to the latest models and enabling greater levels of flexibility.
October 2011 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has released the latest edition of its Used Equipment Catalogue. Available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Dutch, the catalogue is divided into six core categories: General Purpose, Electrical & Industrial, Fibre Optics, RF & Microwave, Communications and Broadcast. It includes a broad variety of test hardware, such as power supplies, logic analysers, frequency counters, oscilloscopes, function generators, multimeters, power quality analysers, fibre optic splicing equipment, optical sources, signal analysers, network analysers, signal generators, cable/antenna testers, protocol testers, access testers, radio test sets, video test systems and thermal imaging cameras.
October 2011 – Infrared cameras can be utilised as analysis tools in all manner of applications, including; industrial processes, predictive maintenance, verification of electrical/electronic thermal modelling, data centre energy optimisation and scientific research. There are many different issues that should be deliberated over before making a decision about which camera product to pick, and how best to source it. The following article looks at these in detail.
September 2011 – The European Union annually produces a staggering 8 million tonnes of unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste), coming from domestic and industrial sources. Research suggests at least 60% of this is not properly disposed of. Although e-waste only constitutes 3-4% of municipal refuse it is responsible for as much as 70% of the heavy metals (cadmium, mercury, etc) found in landfills. These substances have potentially carcinogenic effects.
August 2011 – Europe’s leading test equipment sourcing firm, Livingston, has taken steps to support the mobile sector’s migration to IP-based communications, by offering a series of passive inter-modulation (PIM) testing solutions. These state-of-the-art testers will enable the rollout of network infrastructure that achieves the full operational potential of LTE and ensures that base station performance is not compromised.
8th July 2011 – Europe’s leading test equipment sourcing firm Livingston has recruited Mike McHale into its executive management line up. Highly experienced, McHale has notched up 25 years working within the high tech and test and measurement industry - in direct sales, channel sales, business development and senior sales management roles. Taking up the post of International Sales Director, he will look to strengthen relationships with Livingston’s existing client base as well as identifying new sales opportunities around the world
18th February 2011 – Global test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has taken measures to ensure that its customer base is fully prepared for deploying next generation network infrastructure. Thanks to a new initiative, it is now able to provide industry players of all sizes, from tier 1 multinationals through to small contracting operations, with access to the advanced equipment needed for 40G and 100G Ethernet.
25th January 2011 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston continues to show its commitment to assisting the industry’s implementation of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networks, by strengthening its portfolio of instrumentation in this area.
25th November 2010 – Established as the largest technology rental supplier in Europe, offering companies access to test equipment from the leading manufacturers while not having to make heavy capital expenditure, Livingston continues its expansion into new markets. Following on from the opening of facilities in India early in the year, it is now strengthening its presence in the antipodes.
15th November 2010 – Leading test equipment sourcing company Livingston has entered into a distribution agreement with Doble UK.
14th September 2010 - Livingston, Europe‟s largest test equipment rental company, has announced a new initiative specifically designed to deal with the problems faced by companies as they try to establish themselves.
16th August 2010 - Test and measurement sourcing specialist Livingston has announced that it is now part of the network of approved distributors for leading thermography company FLIR Systems.
2nd July 2010 - Already recognised as Europe’s leading test and measurement rental supplier, providing companies with cutting edge test equipment without calling for heavy capital expenditure, Livingston has now entered the emerging Indian market. It has opened a new office in the Delhi satellite city of Gurgaon, at the heart of the country’s high tech expansion.
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