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2014

6th November 2014 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has further expanded the portfolio of advanced fibre splicing equipment it can offer to its customer base, with new fusion splicers from leading manufacturer Fujikura. These units will be available throughout the company’s international supply network via various flexible rental packages which maximise cost-effectiveness. A rental approach is particular attractive for fibre optic installers, as most are self-employed. It reduces downtime to zero as replacement equipment can be sourced while repair/maintenance is being carried out. This means there is no break in the service they can provide. It takes into account fluctuations in business activity, as equipment only needs to be rented during periods where it will generate income.

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Advanced Power Monitoring Solution

27th October 2014 – Aware of the growing need throughout the industry to conduct thorough energy audits and gain more comprehensive knowledge of power efficiency levels, test sourcing specialist Livingston now offers its customer base the Dranetz HDPQ series for intelligent logging of detailed power quality data. Boasting 8 independent analysis channels (4 for differential voltages and 4 for current), these feature-rich 3-phase power monitoring units are capable of measuring a plethora of different parameters - including crest factor, K factor and transformer derating factor. They can deliver up to 512 samples/cycle performance. Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth communication are all supported, allowing convenient transfer of captured data.

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Livingston Enables Drive Testing via Smartphone

17th October 2014 – In order to maximise the optimization and troubleshooting possibilities when deploying next generation wireless networks, test sourcing specialist Livingston now offers VIAVI (JDSU)’s RANAdvisor Handheld multi-technology radio access network (RAN) analysis solution. Complementing the backpack and vehicle based RANAdvisor products from VIAVI (JDSU), this ground-breaking, extremely compact new test product keeps the engineering resource and hardware investment required for implementing mobile communication infrastructure to a minimum. It has a highly intuitive and simple to operative graphic user interface (GUI), plus a unique parallel sequencer, which makes it very straightforward to carry out tests and capture data. The real-time key performance indictor (KPI) engine incorporated into the unit provides the operative with feedback regarding any problems as they occur.

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Cutting-Edge 40G/100G Test System Now Available via Livingston’s Global Supply Network

18th August 2014 – The rollout of 40G/100G Ethernet communication hardware that is currently underway calls for highly sophisticated test equipment. To support operators and their contract partners in the deployment of such next generation networks, test sourcing specialist Livingston now offers Spirent’s TestCenter HyperMetrics neXt solution. Optimised specifically to address multi-Terabit routers, large capacity multi-service routers and datacentre fabrics, these advanced test modules utilise state-of-the-art Intelmicroprocessor devices in order to deliver extremely high density 40G/100G Ethernet test capacity per rack unit. They can ensure dataplane quality of service (QoS) on high throughput traffic and verify the scalability of routing, access, application and security protocols.

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Next Generation Multi-Channel Data Logging System

04th July 2014 – Test sourcing specialist Livingston now stocks Sefram’s latest paperless data recorder. The DAS1600 has a 100MHz bandwidth and offers 18 channel operation as standard, with provision for determining voltage, strain, pressure, temperature and a broad variety of other parameters through utilisation of the series of accompanying measurement boards available. There is considerable scope for operational upgrades, so that new application demands can be met as they arise. This is achieved through employment of an extension chassis, which allows 3 extra slots to be incorporated - resulting in access to 72 analogue channels in total.

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Livingston Becomes Rental Partner for Teledyne Lecroy Oscilloscopes

29th May 2014 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has taken further steps to ensure that it has the market’s most expansive rental portfolio in order to respond fully the needs of its customer base. The company has just announced a supply chain agreement with leading oscilloscope manufacturer Teledyne Lecroy, which will make Livingston rental partner for its flagship high speed oscilloscope offering, as well as a broad selection of other key products.

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VIAVI (JDSU) Bestows Award on Livingston at Mobile World Congress

27th February 2014 -  The mobile communication industry has been focussed on Barcelona at the end of February, as the city once again played host to the Mobile World Congress. The high profile event saw test equipment sourcing specialist, Livingston received the award for excellent cooperation from industry leading instrumentation manufacturer VIAVI (JDSU).

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Next Generation High Speed Portable Data Acquisition Solutions

16th February 2014 -  Test sourcing specialist Livingston now offers advanced recorders from leading equipment manufacturer Yokogawa which are capable of capturing data over incredibly long periods of time.

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Livingston Delivers Next Generation Power Analysis Platform to Datacentres

20th January 2014 -  Test-equipment sourcing specialist, Livingston, now offers its customers the highly advanced Dent ELITEpro XC - a complete solution for accurately monitoring electric energy usage and recording key performance metrics, so that datacentres managers can maximise the effectiveness of their outfit.

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2013

New Calibration Solution for Rent via Livingston

9th July 2013 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has put facilities in place that will greatly assist customers struggling with the cost and logistical problems presented by carrying out recalibration. It will henceforth offer them the option to calibrate their own equipment by renting calibrators from its inventory.

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Advanced Test Solution for Electrical Cabling Available through Livingston

26th June 2013 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston continues to make innovations within the supply chain by adding further products to its easy2source offering - which combines the flexibility of hiring with the advantages of ownership. Customers who do not currently have the capital for acquiring items of test hardware can instead hire it for a fixed period then convert to a discounted purchase at a later stage. If funds are still constrained, they can alternatively extend the hiring period or simply return the items with no penalty.

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Livingston Strengthens Position in Wireless Installation Equipment

29th May 2013 - Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has taken major steps towards establishing itself as the One-Stop-Shop for all the items of hardware required when implementing mobile communication infrastructure. In addition to being a leading supplier for the rental of products like the Anritsu Site Master family, Narda personal radiation meters and Kaelus PIM testers, Livingston also offers its support in ensuring their on-going operation.

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Livingston Offers VIAVI (JDSU)’s Portable Combined Cable & Antenna Analysers

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 VIAVI (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.

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Advanced Fibre Optic Splicing Equipment

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.

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High Performance Handheld Optical Network Tester Addresses Rapidly Growing Enterprise Sector

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.

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Livingston introduces Customised RF Test Kits

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.

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Fluke’s Advanced Power Quality Analysis Tools Now Available via Livingston

4th January 2013 - Test sourcing specialist Livingston has further expanded the portfolio of power quality test equipment offered to its customers. The company has announced availability of the Fluke 437 Series II handheld energy analyser to rent through its Europe-wide supply chain.

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2012


Livingston becomes European rental partner for the Rohde & Schwarz ZVH

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

Livingston Unveils New Asset Management Software Package

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.

Livingston & Spirent Expand Rental Cooperation

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.

Livingston Enhances its Rent to Buy Resource

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.

Livingston Assists in Implementing Highly Efficient Drive Test Solution

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.

Fluke Expands Partnership with Livingston

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.

Livingston Strikes Global Deal with Teligence

March 2012 - Allowing optimum effectiveness of test activities throughout organisation

Livingston & Actix Join Forces to Tackle Mobile Network Performance Challenges

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.

Livingston Prepared for Competitive Performance at Olympic Games

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.

Considerations When Specifying & Sourcing Infrared Cameras

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.

New Challenges in Thermal Imaging

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.

Livingston to Host Technical Seminars in Berlin

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.

Mobile Network Test Seminars - 7th, 8th & 9th February 2012

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.

 

2011


Livingston & VIAVI (JDSU) Host Seminar on Testing Next Generation Fibre Optic Networks. 26th January 2012, near Reading, UK

November 2011 – Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston and leading optical test hardware/software supplier VIAVI (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.

Livingston Strengthens its Thermal Imaging Product Offering. Positioning itself as the leading rental resource for this technology

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.

Livingston Publishes New Catalogue. Giving access to comprehensive inventory of used test equipment

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.

Considerations When Specifying & Sourcing Infrared 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.

Smart Measures in Turbulent Times: The Economical & Ecological Benefits of Asset Recovery

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.

Livingston Brings Cost Effective PIM Testing Solution to Mobile Communications Market - iQA portable analyser from Kaelus now available for rental 4th

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.

Livingston Announces the Appointment of New International Sales Director - Test sector veteran chosen to head up commercial operations

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      

40G/100G Test Solutions from Livingston - With cost-effective rental/leasing of EXFO & VIAVI (JDSU) equipment

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.      

Livingston Meets the Challenges Set by LTE - Adding cutting-edge test equipment to its inventory

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. 

Livingston Focuses Attention on Australia/New Zealand - Test sourcing specialist expands activities ‘down under’

 

2010


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.      

Livingston Joins Forces with Doble UK - Increased opportunities for power industry diagnostic tools through new channel partnership

15th November 2010 – Leading test equipment sourcing company Livingston has entered into a distribution agreement with Doble UK.  

Livingston Addresses Needs of Start Ups and SMEs - Underlining the benefits derived from a rental approach

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.    

Thermal Imaging Cameras - Livingston chosen to be a UK distribution partner for FLIR Systems

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.    

Livingston Establishes Indian Operations - Addressing growing test equipment sourcing opportunities in the region

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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