Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality and innovation in test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications as well as radiomonitoring and radiolocation for 80 years. By pursuing this four-pillar strategy, the company addresses customers from various market segments: wireless communications, broadcasting, electronics – as well as government authorities and organizations with security missions. The electronics group, with its headquarters in Munich, Germany, counts among the leading suppliers worldwide in all of its business fields. As a manufacturer of EMC test and measurement equipment as well as terrestrial TV transmitters, Rohde & Schwarz is the world market leader. The Executive Board is made up of Manfred Fleischmann (Chairman), Christian Leicher and Gerhard Geier.
Approximately 9.300 employees currently generate a net revenue of € 1.9 billion (fiscal year July 2012 to June 2013). A service and sales network with subsidiaries and offices in more than 70 countries worldwide helps to ensure that customers always find a Rohde & Schwarz office nearby.
High tech and innovation
A high-tech company thrives on innovations. A good 15 percent of the annual net revenue therefore goes into research and development at Rohde & Schwarz. To maintain its high quality standards, Rohde & Schwarz keeps virtually the entire added value within the company. Central R&D is located at company headquarters. At the same time, the company group maintains development centers in the USA, Korea, China, Singapore, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom in order to implement customer-oriented applications and to become involved in standardization activities early on. The company's main production and manufacturing facilities are located in Germany, with an additional plant in the Czech Republic.
People are the key to success
Thanks to its dedicated and well-qualified employees, Rohde & Schwarz ranks among the technological leaders in all of its fields of business. Respect for people and open organizational structures shape the corporate culture. This is reflected in the company's low fluctuation rate and its worldwide employee survey. A recent study by the Trendence survey institute among communications engineering students shows that Rohde & Schwarz is their first choice as an employer in Germany for the second year in a row.
T&M equipment for wireless communications, general-purpose electronics and microwave
A billion mobile phones are sold each year – half of them developed and produced using T&M equipment from Rohde & Schwarz. The company's T&M solutions safeguard the quality of wireless communications systems. With the new 3GPP LTE standard, the electronics group currently supports the development of 3G and 4G mobile radio and is the driving force behind tomorrow's communications.
From wireless Internet access via WLAN and WiMAX™ to Bluetooth® headsets for mobile phones, nearly everyone uses wireless communications today. T&M equipment from Rohde & Schwarz plays a major role in the development and production of electronic devices. The company supports manufacturers wherever signals need to be generated or analyzed, high-quality audio equipment measured or the spectrum analyzed. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz provides complete systems for EMC and field strength measurements – for example, to detect sources of electromagnetic disturbance in automotive electronics.
With regard to the especially high frequencies in microwave T&M, the electronics group demonstrates its expertise by providing solutions for microwave links and radar systems in the aerospace and defense sector. Rohde & Schwarz is also a reliable partner when it comes to developing state-of-the-art applications – for example, systems for satellite communications.
Transmission and T&M equipment for TV and sound broadcasting
Rohde & Schwarz has been active in the field of TV and sound broadcasting for more than 50 years. Today, the company has established itself as the market leader with a complete range of transmission and T&M equipment. Whether in the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain or Taiwan – Rohde & Schwarz sets up nationwide networks for digital and mobile TV around the world. The company's combined know-how from broadcasting and wireless communications also yields valuable synergies. Moreover, the company is a key partner for manufacturers of broadcast equipment: Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz cover all T&M requirements in the development and production of satellite receivers, HDTV sets or LCD monitors.
Secure communications for armed forces, government authorities and industry
Security organizations and the military must be able to exchange information efficiently and securely, also in international operations. Rohde & Schwarz supplies interoperable and powerful communications systems to help ensure the prompt coordination of civil, government and military forces during missions or in crises. Using modern encryption methods, the company's solutions fulfill the highest security standards at the national and international level. Software defined radios ensure the greatest possible flexibility and are in operation around the world. In addition, more than 200 international and national airports use Rohde & Schwarz radios for air traffic control. The Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH subsidiary has placed TETRA radio networks into operation in over 30 countries, including those in the Moscow metro, at the Panama Canal and at major sporting events such as the Asian Games in Qatar. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH develops and produces crypto devices and systems for industry, government offices, the German Armed Forces and NATO. The latest development is the TopSec Mobile, which allows secured mobile communications via mobile phones with Bluetooth® capability.
Frequency management and radiolocation for internal and external security
The frequency spectrum is limited but the needs for mobile, wireless information exchange are drastically increasing. Mobile telephony, navigation systems, broadcasting and television must operate smoothly worldwide. Rohde & Schwarz therefore develops and produces stationary as well as mobile systems for detecting, locating and analyzing radio communications signals. For example, the company is currently setting up a nationwide system for the Czech Republic that automatically monitors the use of the frequency spectrum. With its receivers, direction finders, signal analyzers, antennas and customized systems, Rohde & Schwarz has been a reliable partner in the area of internal and external security for many decades.
Service and support
With 24-hour support worldwide (Monday through Friday) and a comprehensive service portfolio in more than 70 countries, Rohde & Schwarz is present around the world. The company stands for high quality, preventive service and compliance with delivery schedules – covering every requirement from calibration to application support.
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•Brochure -- Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges: Test & Measurement Solutions For Aerospace And Defense
•Rohde & Schwarz: 75 Years of Driving Innovation -- T&M Milestones
•Rohde & Schwarz: 75 Years of Driving Innovation -- Milestones In Broadcasting
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