Astronics Test Systems has signed Gap Wireless as its new Canadian distributor for the company's FREEDOM branded line of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) test products.  Gap Wireless will offer the full range of FREEDOM test solutions to its Canadian Customer base, including the R8100 communications analyzer and the recently introduced FREEDOM R8200, the industry's first full-featured LMR test instrument to include a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). Gap Wireless is a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets, serving carriers and contractors throughout North America. The company works with the industry’s top suppliers to stock and distribute thousands of wireless infrastructure and Test & Measurement products. Gap Wireless also provides value-added technical/engineering services....

If you missed our June 25 webinar on testing TETRA TMO radios, you can watch it here. The webinar, conducted by Chuck Cox and Chris Rix covers both theoretical and practical aspects of TETRA radio testing and includes a live demonstration of the R8100 TETRA test option, the most comprehensive in the industry....

FREEDOM, an Astronics company, will be showcasing products at the IWCE 2020 trade show in Las Vegas, NV.  Visit us in booth #1242 on Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd. If you would like to receive a free pass to the exhibit hall please use the link below: var CSIWidgetOrgId = '00000104'; var CSIWidgetEvtId = '829'; var CSIWidgetAuthId = '94dS33Lz4oYYBVTCrzyn'; ...

Communication technologies are so readily available and so widely accepted that it’s possible for the general public to take them for granted. “This is somewhat overlooked in our day and age,” said Chuck Cox, Product Marketing Engineer at Astronics Test Systems, on this episode of the Software and Technology podcast. “But, when lives depend on it, maybe we need to be thinking more ahead of time, ensuring that our technologies work.” Cox spoke with MarketScale’s Tyler Kern about the importance of effective communication devices and infrastructure. “In order for human enterprises to function properly, they have to be able to communicate with each other,” Cox said, noting that it’s not just about high-tech devices, but about basic human interaction. A while back, he made the switch from being a product development engineer to a more customer-facing career. He wanted to know that the solutions he offered had real-world applications. He recalled a time when first...

Freedom Communication Technologies, a leading provider of radio test solutions for the public safety and commercial Land Mobile Radio (LMR) market, announced today that it has joined Astronics Corporation as a part of its Test Systems division. Peter J. Gundermann, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics commented, “FREEDOM is a leader in wireless communications testing, primarily for the civil land mobile radio market. Their market focus and technology complements those we already have, and together, we will offer a broader range of test solutions to an expanded market. The acquisition gives us a stronger market position in the radio test arena, a strong brand for our offerings and a larger addressable market. We are excited to expand our test capabilities and to bring FREEDOM on board with our Test business.” Ricardo Viloria, FREEDOM President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are thrilled to join the Astronics team.  Their extensive technology...

At Europoltech 2019 in Warsaw, Poland, FREEDOM's distribution partner for Poland, Digimes, demonstrated the latest features and options of the R8100, including FREEDOM's suite of TETRA options and the recently introduced AutoTune for Hytera DMR radios. Digimes also introduced the revolutionary R9000 6GHz LTE-Ready test set. Interest was extremely high and the Digimes booth was active for the entire duration of the event.   ...

FREEDOM has hired Barry Webster as its Senior Senior Sales Engineer for the Eastern U.S.  Webster has over 25 years experience in LMR test equipment sales and marketing, most recently as a manufacturer's representative with Alpha Sales Group.  Prior to that he worked in test equipment product management for Tessco Technologies.  Webster is also a past president and current board member of the Communications Marketing Association (CMA)....