Livingston invests GBP1m in test kit - despite flat market

10 January 2003 -- Livingston has unveiled its investment of almost GBP1m in test and measurement equipment for the transmission industry.

Jan 10th, 2003

10 January 2003 -- Livingston has unveiled its investment of almost GBP1m in test and measurement equipment for the transmission industry.

This large investment comes in spite of great uncertainty in the telecommunications market proving Livingston is optimistic about current conditions and is dedicated to keeping its inventory young.

The investment concerns NIC Plus (Network Information Computer) boxes, manufactured by Digital Lightwave, which offer fully scalable testing platforms for global SONET/SDH, PDH, ATM and POS networks. Some of Livingston's new units are available with the Optical Spectrum Analyser option or the Gigabit Ethernet option.

"Maintaining a young inventory and staying abreast of key trends is paramount in our line of business", said Dave Crookall, Inventory Manager at Livingston. "If you don't continuously invest your inventory becomes outdated very quickly and customers are forced to look elsewhere."

"By listening to our customers and anticipating their needs we found they were looking for portable equipment with multi-technology testing capabilities," said Fiona Horrocks, Director and General Manager of Livingston's Test Equipment Management Services.

"The NIC Plus boxes meet that requirement perfectly and will help engineers overcome the challenges of today's multi-protocol network by verifying and qualifying the performance of today's global communications networks."

Livingston's new equipment will be available immediately for rental or lease and will join an already expansive inventory including products from leading test and measurement equipment manufacturers such as Acterna, Agilent, Anritsu and NetTest.

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