Leading T&M instrument brands

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The T&M sector has been critical to the growth of emerging sectors like telecom, enabling precision measurement and quality control. As the telecom sector focuses more on quality products and services, the role of manufacturers in the T&M space has become significant in ensuring that quality and reliable products reach the sector. We at Electronics Bazaar contacted a large number of industry experts, who shared with us their preferences on T&M instrument brands. We do not rank them but only list them in alphabetical order

By Jesus Milton Rousseaus S

Tuesday April 13, 2013: List of Leading T&M instrument brands

Aplab Ltd
PS Deodhar, chairman
Nishith Deodhar, MD
Aplab Ltd is one of India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of T&M instruments since 1964. The company serves telecom and broadcasting services industry, educational and research institutes, electrical utilities, defence, etc. It offers a range of optical fibre test equipment for the telecom needs in India. Products on offer include professional optical splicing machines, time domain reflectometer (OTDR), optical power meter, variable power meter, stabilised light sources, etc. With strong online support and a strong team of technically competent sales and service staff, the company is a one stop destination for the telecom maintenance needs. Serving domestic as well as overseas market through more than 50 sales and service centres across India, its EMI-EMC and CE marked products meet the international standards for operational safety. The company also enjoys about 60 per cent market share in the education T&M segment. The company’s strength lies in its R&D set up. With the introduction of innovative high-end products like mixed signal oscilloscopes, digital storage oscilloscopes with TFT screens, synthesised signal generator, precise 61/2 digit multimeter, LCR meters, mini OTDRs, optical fusion splicers, optical variable attenuators and optical power meters, Aplab expects to grow by 20 to 30 per cent in coming years.
Contact details: Aplab House, A-5, Wagle Estate, Thane 400604; Phone: 67395555, 25821861; Fax: 25823137; Email: response@aplab.com; Website: www.aplab.com
Anritsu Pvt Ltd India
Vasudev Tantry, general manager
Headquartered in Japan, Anritsu utilises its original and high technologies to provide measurement, quality assurance and information network solutions in telecommunication networks, industrial electronics, security, etc. Its major business includes T&M instruments, information and communications, industrial automation and electronic devices, of which, the volume of T&M business accounts for more than 65 per cent of the annual volume of the group. Its range of T&M instruments include popular handheld solutions like S331D/E and S332D/E Site Master, S361E and S362E handheld compact cable and antenna analyser with spectrum analyser; S412D land mobile radio testers; MT8212B/E cell master; MT8222A BTS master; MT8221B high performance base station analyser; etc. The company has a wide range of solutions for mobile testing life cycle for R&D, conformance, manufacturing and maintenance. Anritsu solutions also cover optical technologies (OTDRs, SDH Analysers etc) and general purpose instruments (spectrum analysers, signal generators; etc).
Contact details: 3rd Floor, Shri Lakshminarayan Niwas, No 2726, 80 ft Road, HAL 3rd Stage, Bengaluru 560075; Phone: 40581300; Fax: 40581301; Email: ACIN-Support@anritsu.com; Website: www.anritsu.com
Agilent Technologies
Parmeet Ahuja, country general manager
Agilent is one of the leading T&M manufacturers for the telecom sector in India, offering the broadest T&M portfolio from a single vendor in the market today. From wireless to wireline communication and from consumer electronics to homeland security, Agilent offers its customers unmatched breadth and depth of measurement tools and expertise. Its continuous new product development is proof of the company’s focus on innovation. The company offers the widest range of application support locally. Agilent’s local customer support centre holds an ISO 9002 certification and is an NABL accredited calibration centre. To help keep the customers at the forefront of new technologies, Agilent works closely with the standard bodies like WiMAX forum, LTE and 3GPP. Parmeet Ahuja, country general manager, says, “Agilent is the only company which has the complete set of solutions from R&D and manufacturing. Agilent offers comprehensive solution in 2, 2.5G, 3G, base station testers and antenna testers.”
Contact details:Plot No. D-90, Sector-18, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana 122015; Phone: 4192300 (D-90, Gurgaon); Fax: 2399250 (D-90, Gurgaon); Email: pr_agilent@agilent.com; Website: www.agilent.co.in
Fluke Corporation
Suneel Kapoor, national manager-IG India
Fluke Corporation is one of the leading global manufactures, distributors and service providers of electronic test tools and software. It is one of the leading players providing quality precision measurement and quality control T&M instruments to telecom companies, industrial electronic installations, etc. Supported by a prompt support service, the company’s tools help keep business and industry around the globe up and running. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians from telecom and other industrial sectors, who install, troubleshoot and manage electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control. The company’s products such as electrical testers, digital multimeters (DMMs), clamp meters, single and three phase power quality meters, ScopeMeter test tools, current clamps, thermal imagers, digital thermometers and test tool accessories are designed for day to day field troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical and electronics systems, HVAC/R systems and associated equipment. The Fluke brand has a reputation for portability, ruggedness, accuracy, safety, ease of use and rigid standards of quality.
Contact details:Fluke South East Asia Pvt Ltd, C/o DHR Holding India Pvt Ltd, 77 (7th floor) ‘3rd North Avenue’, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400 051; Phone: 022 6138 2022; Website: www.fluke.com
Qmax Test Equipments Pvt Ltd
SR Sabapathi, CEO
Established in 1992 in Singapore, Qmax, with its continuous R&D efforts in the areas of diagnostic and functional test equipment for populated printed circuit boards, parametric and functional test of semiconductor devices, is one of the leading T&M players in the telecom sector in India. Its clients include Telecommunication Department of India; Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Bengaluru (telecom division); BSNL,Ahmednagar; Centre for Development of Telematics, New Delhi.
SR Sabapathi, CEO, says, “We have developed a range of T&M products for telecom industry. Our new handheld V-I Signature tester has a niche in field application. Our goal is to design and manufacture affordable cost test equipment to the telecom sector.” QMax’s T&M equipment for telecom include: QNimits, QT1100, QScan, QT200, QT8200, V200, V250, V2200, QT2128_320PXI.
Contact details: #6, ELCOT Avenue, IT Highway, Sholinganallur, Chennai 600 119; Phone: 044-24509627; Fax: 044-24509631; E-mail: saba@qmaxtest.com, chennai@qmaxtest.com; Website: www.qmaxtest.com
Rishabh Instruments Pvt Ltd
Narendra Goliya, CMD
Rishabh is a 25-year-old organisation that has built its core competence in manufacturing, design and development of test and measuring instruments for sectors like telecom. Their test and measuring instruments for the telecom industry include digital multimeters, clamp meters, voltage testers, insulation testers, earth testers, power quality analysers, RCD/Loop/Line tester, LAN testers, cable testers, optical LAN testers and calibrators. Based on strong fundamentals in terms of people, infrastructure and financials, the company’s vision is to be the number one global player within each product category in electrical and electronics test and measuring instruments and industrial control products. Being one of the leading manufacturers of analogue panel meters in the world, the company is focusing on design and development of next generation products built around competitive pricing. “We continuously offer next generation instruments—either developed by us or manufactured with technical knowhow provided by our partners all over the world,” says Narendra Goliya, chairman and managing director.
Contact details:F-31, MIDC-Satpur, Nasik 422007; Phone: 2202160/202; Fax: 2351064; Email: marketing@rishabh.co.in, anant@rishabh.co.in; Website: http://www.rishabh.co.in and http://www.electricalmeter.net
Rohde & Schwarz India Pvt Ltd
Yatish Mohan, MD
Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radio monitoring and radio location as well as mission critical radio communications. The company has been serving the calibration and measurement needs of telecom manufacturing industries and defence and space research organisations in India. Rohde & Schwarz has been in India through its Indian representatives since 1950s and subsequently evolved from a liaison office established in 1987, to a 100 per cent owned subsidiary Rohde & Schwarz India Pvt Ltd in November 1995. The head office is located in New Delhi and branch offices in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified quality management systems and ISO 17025 accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for the Central Repairs and Calibration in Bengaluru.
Contact details:A-27, 1st floor, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi; Phone: 42535400; Fax: 42535433; Email: sales@rsindia.rohde-schwarz.com; Website: www.rohde-schwarz.co.in
Scientech Technologies Pvt Ltd
Ambrish Kela, MD
Scientech Technologies is a global technology company in the field of test and measurement instruments, didactic products, simulation and teaching software, etc. Its quality products serve various sectors like telecom and education. The company offers a vast range of products in RF, microwave, fibre optics, wireless, electrical, instrumentation and training segments. Ambrish Kela, managing director, says, “Telecom industry is one of the very promising segments for the present and the future. We have a wide range of products for the telecom industry which we keep on expanding. Apart from being precise, our products also have three organic features—portability, ruggedness and durability.” The company’s T&M equipment for telecom include digital storage oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers (portable and bench top), network analyser, frequency counters, signal generators, OTDR, TDR, microwave power meters, fibre optic sources, power meters, etc. It has world class R&D teams which are constantly working on providing innovative products and solutions.
Contact details:94, Electronic Complex , Pardesipura, Indore 452010; Phone: 4211100; Fax: 2555643; Email: info@scientech.bz; Website: www.scientech.bz Website: www.rohde-schwarz.co.in
Scientific Mes-Technik Pvt Ltd
Anirudha Kela, MD
Established in 1963, Scientific Mes-Technik is one of the leading organisations offering a wide range of electronic test and measurement equipment for various industries in India, including telecom. Their products for telecom sector include spectrum analyser, field strength meter, RF power meter, etc. It has six regional office and network of over 40 dealers across the country. The company is registered with various reputed organisations like DRDO lab. It is also the first T&M manufacturing company to have obtained NABL accreditation. Its R&D lab is recognised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, India. It is the sole Indian distributor to market products of Hameg Instruments GmbH, Germany; Deutronic Elektronik GmbH, Germany; and Xytronic Industries, Taiwan.
Contact details: 14 B, Industrial Estate, Pologround, Indore 452 015; Phone: 2422330/03; Fax: 2422334; Email: info@scientificindia.com; Website: www.scientificindia.com
Tektronix India Pvt Ltd
Viraj Pradhan, Asia Pacific sales manager (communication business)
Tektronix provides a full range of T&M solutions to the telecom market for both wireless and wired networks technology. It offers solutions to equipment manufacturers to test the design new equipment. The company’s instruments help in troubleshooting of live networks and mobile network optimisation and provide network management solution. Tektronix serves the whole communications T&M life cycle. Its products and solutions for telecom sector include real time spectrum analyser, protocol analyser, signal generators, wireless field tester, OptiMon, etc. Viraj Pradhan, Asia Pacific sales manager (communication business), says, “Our strategy is to work closely with operators and equipment manufacturers to enable them roll out next-generation services with speed and also ensure that they are at a good QoE.”
Contact details: Samrah Plaza, 4/2, St. Marks Road, Bengaluru; Phone: 30792654; Fax: 30792688; Email: india.mktg@tektronix.com; Website: www.tektronix.com

Leading telecom T&M distributors

T&M distributors in telecom sector play an indispensable role in the T&M value chain. In an effort to appreciate their contribution, Electronics Bazaar contacted industry experts and associations, who shared with us their preferences of distributors. We do not rank them but only list them in alphabetical order.

Arun Enterprises
Vikram Bhansali, Director
Arun Enterprises has been distributing T&M instruments for the last 40 years. Today, it is one of the leading distibutors of T&M products and services to the telecommunication industry. The company began with selling voltmeters and ammeters and has graduated as one of the leading providers of spectrum analysers and solarimeters. It has also introduced its own brand named ‘Metravi’. The company keeps a quality check on its products, backed with prompt after sales support. Arun Enterprises focuses on application based solutions and strives to provide quick after sales support. The company’s brand aims to provide T&M instruments, incorporating cutting edge technology at an affordable price to the consumers.
Contact details:Plot No 32A, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, 4th Floor, Kolkata ,West Bengal 700013; Phone: 033-2215 1376, 9759; Fax: 22154821; Email: info@metravi.com; Website: www.metravi.com
Kamtron Systems Pvt Ltd
Mahesh Singhal, Director
Established in 1994, Kamtron Systems has grown consistently in the field of electrical/electronics T&M equipments. Today, it is one of the leading suppliers of T&M products to the telecom industry in India. Its dedicated team puts in efforts to genuinely deal with principal companies, vendors and customers. Kamtron’s commitment towards customers created a large set of satisfied customers whose motivation led to the expansion of Kamtron in the field of Information Technology in the year 2000. The company is also a leading name in the field of licenced software solutions to education segment, corporate and government sector. Their mission is to provide world class products and services to the customers at most competitive prices. The company distributes T&M equipments of Megger, Hioki, Rishabh and Agilent.
Contact details: 706, Eros Apartment, 56 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019; Phone: 26286258/262 86259/ 26286460; Fax: 262 86260; Email: kamtrononline@vsnl.net
Metro Electronic Products
Manish Kwatra, CEO
Metro Electronic Products is a 50-year-old company, dealing in testing equipment. At the time of its inception, the company was mainly dealing in components but later changed its line of business to test and measurement equipment. The company has one of the largest network of dealers in India. Metro Electronic has a strong presence in the market with brands like MASTECH and METRO-Q. MASTECH is a world renowned provider of testing instruments which are marketed by the company exclusively in India. Instruments under the brand METRO-Q and MASTECH include multimeters (digital and analogue), environment testing equipment, oscilloscopes (CRO & DSO), function generators and oscillators, etc. It has two retail showrooms in LajpatRai Market and Bhagirath Place, Delhi.
Contact details: 355 Old LajpatRai Market, Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006; Phone/Fax: 23868195, 47508195, 23875355; Email: infometroq@gmail.com; Website: www.metroq.in
SPI Engineers Pvt Ltd
Sandeep Arora, Director
SPI Engineers Pvt Ltd is a team of professionally qualified engineers with a rich experience of over 15 years of marketing a wide range of test and measuring instruments of internationally reputed manufacturers. The company is renowned for quality products and services to the telecom sector. It is one of the leading suppliers in the field of T&M instruments and have a wide spectrum of instruments for virtually every measurement application. The company is a regular supplier of instruments in various government departments, public sector undertaking, defence, R&D organisations, educational institutions, multinational companies in the field of information technology, automobile, electronic and electrical, chemical, petrochemicals, fertiliser, medical, cement and communication.
Contact details:SPI Engineers Pvt. Ltd. 701, Siddharth Building, 96, Nehru Place, New Delhi: 110019; Phone: 011-26211351, 26473479, 26427188, 41808521, 46561765; Fax: 26211352; E-mail: spi.sandeep@vsnl.net
TTL Technologies Pvt Ltd
Joey Joseph, MD & CEO
TTL Technologies is one of the leading suppliers of premium test and measurement instruments to the telecom sector in India. Established in 1982, as a small import trading entity within Aplab Ltd, India’s leading electronics manufacturing company, TTL Technologies has now grown to a powerful platform for total solutions in instrumentation. TTL Technologies enjoys the confidence of a vast range of principals such as Fluke Corporation, Fluke Networks, Gigatronics Incorporated, Ametek Programmable Power Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Voltech Instruments Ltd, Infors HT, who distribute their products through TTL. Off the shelf availability of wide range of instruments is facilitated by its large network throughout India.
Contact details: Deodhar Center, 424, Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400059; Phone: 29207690-95; Fax: 29207689; Email: response@ttlindia.com; Website: www.ttlindia.com

Emerging telecom T&M players

We also portray a few emerging leaders who we wish may become leading players soon. We are not ranking them but only listing them in alphabetical order

Crown Electronic Systems
Aditya Nagpal, proprietor
Crown Electronic Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company providing quality T&M products to various industrial segments in India including telecommunication, education, manufacturing, power and defence. The company was incorporated in 1984 with the objective of providing quality services in the field of electronic testing and measuring instruments. It studies, designs, develops, enhances, customises, implements, maintains and supports its customers by providing simple technology products. The company’s vision is to become a preferred provider of T&M instruments all over India. It is engaged in manufacturing and exporting quality instruments.
Contact details: 69/2 A, 2nd floor, Najafgarh Road, Industrial Area, Near Motinagar Crossing, New Delhi 110015; Phone: 64508649/50, 25995324; Email: crownelectronicsystems@yahoo.com; info@crownelectronicsystems.com; Website: www.crownelectronicsystems.com
Cambridge Instruments & Engineering Company
Manoj Sharma, CEO
Cambridge Instruments & Engineering Company was established in 1963 as a proprietorship firm. It has emerged as one of the leading company offering T&M solutions to the telecom sector. Its range of products include insulation tester, earth tester, AC/DC clamp meter, clip on power factor meter, watt meter, etc. The company also deals in various electrical and electronic testing/ measuring instruments such as tachometer, light meter, thermometer, power meter, scientific and laboratory instruments, etc. Cambridge’s strategy is to collaborate with foreign manufacturers to upgrade its existing range of instruments to microprocessor based and computer interfacing. It also aims at process control instruments, transducers, PLCs, etc.
Contact details: Shib Thakur Lane, Kolkatta 700007; Phone: 033-22746104, 26661791 30224098; Fax: 033-22742428, 22354098; E-mail: cieinstruments@gmail.com; Website: www.cieinstruments.com

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