Rohde & Schwarz is
a company with an international presence in the fields of radio-communications
and test and measurement. For almost 70 years, the group of companies
has been developing, producing and marketing a wide range of electronic
products for the capital goods sector. The company is headquartered
in Munich. The executive board is made up of Friedrich Schwarz, Hans
Wagner and Reinhard Bruckner.
With 5900 employees worldwide and subsidiaries and representatives
in over 70 countries, the Rohde & Schwarz group achieves an annual
turnover of approx. EUR 830 million. The company is highly export-oriented:
More than 70 % of the total turnover is achieved outside Germany.
Due to the comprehensive know-how and innovative strength of its employees,
Rohde & Schwarz is among the technological leaders in all its
fields of business.
Test and measurement technology
in all fields of wireless communication and high frequency
As Europe's largest manufacturer of electronic test and measurement
equipment, Rohde & Schwarz is a pacesetter in all fields of measurement
that deal with the generation and analysis of electrical signals.
Rohde & Schwarz is the world market leader in mobile radio measurement
technology. With the reference test technology for GSM, the company
has established the basis for the world's most successful mobile radio
system. The mobile phones produced worldwide are largely developed
and built by using mobile radio testers from Rohde & Schwarz.
The company also offers instruments and systems for the UMTS network
installation and for 3G mobile phone development.
Electromagnetic compatibility of all electrical products is statutory.
Complete systems for EMC and field-strength measurements from Rohde
& Schwarz permit precise measurements of immunity to interference
and spurious emissions. Wherever electronic products are developed,
produced and serviced, Rohde & Schwarz offers measuring instruments
such as signal generators, power meters as well as spectrum and network
modular concepts for high-end applications
Rohde & Schwarz is one of the leading international suppliers
of professional HF, VHF and UHF radio systems for use in stationary
and mobile ground stations, on ships and in aircraft. All over the
world, embassies, authorities and the armed forces use radio technology
from Rohde & Schwarz for voice, data and image transmission. All
customers receive product-related advice, logistics concepts and services.
The most recent example is provided by the advanced radios of the
R&S M3XR series, which are used in the TIGER and NH90 military
helicopters as well as in the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab Gripen
administrative radio-communications on a high level
The R&S BICK Mobilfunk GmbH subsidiary is one of the major suppliers
of TETRA mobile radio systems for professional use. Installations
worldwide at ministries of the interior, local transport services,
airports and stations as well as at public network operators corroborate
the performance of the company's solutions. The company has recently
been commissioned to supply the new Austrian TETRA security radio
network ADONIS (Austrian digital operating network for integrated
Broadcasting fail-safe systems
Sound and television broadcasting has been a major field of Rohde
& Schwarz expertise for over 50 years. Rohde & Schwarz is
the only company worldwide to provide a complete portfolio for transmission,
monitoring and measurement technology. The company is the world market
leader in measurement and transmission technology for the new digital
transmission methods DAB, DVB and MPEG2.
Rohde & Schwarz will supply the transmitter systems required for
the conversion of the Berlin metropolitan area from terrestrial analogue
to digital TV transmission. As the trailblazer of digital TV, Rohde
& Schwarz has been involved in numerous reference projects, for
example in the setup of the world's first nationwide digital transmitter
networks in Great Britain and Spain.
Rohde & Schwarz FTK GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, develops and
implements products and systems of analogue and digital broadcasting
transmission technology as well as solutions for the transmission
of multimedia and Internet data via digital broadcast channels (data
Radio monitoring and radiolocation
Another division at Rohde & Schwarz focuses on units and systems
for the detection, location and analysis of radio-communications signals
for use in internal and external security, postal regulatory radio
monitoring and frequency management. Rohde & Schwarz has years
of experience in the design and implementation of large-area automatic
radio monitoring and frequency management systems, which is made evident
by the modern technology of its receivers, direction finders, signal
analyzers and antennas. The new transportable Monitoring Receiver
R&S ESMB, for example, immediately locates any radio source with
Information and communication
security confidential and tap-proof
The Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH subsidiary meets customer requirements
for the secure and reliable use of information and communication technology.
At its core are the development of crypto products and systems to
protect information in modern data processing and communication systems
as well as consulting and IT security analysis for industry and authorities.
Only last year, Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH took over the hardware
cryptology segment of Siemens ICM (Information and Communication Mobile).
Its latest top product is the first tap-proof TopSecGSM mobile phone.
Services high-end support
for high-end products
The Rohde & Schwarz Cologne Plant is one of Europe's largest service
and calibration centres for T&M and communications equipment.
Training centres in Cologne and Munich offer a comprehensive range
of courses on T&M and communications topics, which can also be
held at the customer site, if required.
Associated production plants
The Rohde & Schwarz Teisnach Plant produces the mechanical and
electrical parts used in equipment production at the Memmingen Plant.
The latter is responsible for the final production and delivery of
all Rohde & Schwarz equipment. Another plant is located in Vimperk,
in the Czech Republic.
Sales offices and cooperation
planning globally, acting locally
The Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs GmbH (RSV) provides a nationwide
sales network throughout Germany. Rohde & Schwarz International
GmbH (RUSIS) is responsible for worldwide sales, coordinating 70 subsidiaries
and representatives in Europe, Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Africa as
well as in North and South America. Large support and service centres
in Asia and North America offer ideal onsite support.
To ensure universal market presence, customer-oriented consulting
and expert service in the key technological regions North America
and Japan, Rohde & Schwarz cooperates with Tektronix in North
America and with Advantest in Japan.
The quality and environmental management system has been certified
to DIN EN ISO 9001 and ISO14001 and complies with the standards of
AQAP 110 and 150. The company has approval for the development, production,
installation and servicing of avionic communication equipment and
is the first German transmitter manufacturer authorized to carry out
BZT (Federal Approvals Office for Telecommunications) approval testing
for radio transmitter systems.
Today the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies is active in the
Test & Measurement / Mobile Radio / Trunked Radio / Radio-communications
/ Broadcasting / Signal Intelligence / Spectrum Monitoring / Antennas
/ IT Security / Services