A Company's Explosive Growth
Since Z Technology was incorporated in 1993, the company has
been committed to offering RF test equipment to the international
marketplace. This dynamic company is experiencing explosive growth by
enjoying annual growth rates of more than 50% over each of the last
Z Technology has a growing technical and professional staff. Many of
them have significant experience in the RF test equipment marketplace.
Its engineering staff has a combination of more than 60 years of
experience in test equipment design and development.
The company designs and manufactures test equipment for the RF and
microwave wireless market. The company's product focus is on precision
measurement of transmitted signal strength throughout the RF spectrum,
from below 1MHz through 2GHz.
Z Technology's family of products include field strength meters using
internal microprocessors to improve accuracy, calibrated and traceable
antenna systems, and PC-based control software. The software is used to
collect, store and then display information from its field strength
meters and from a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. The
resultant display presents color-coded signal strength readings and maps
them on the PC screen using GPS latitude and longitude information.
With a recently enhanced set of products, complete measurement
systems are now offered, including field strength meters, antennas, GPS
receivers and integrated PC-based software. The new software stores data
in a format that easily can be imported by many of the current mapping
software programs offered by other companies.
Z Technology's products provide measurements that are traceable to
the NIST (U.S. National Institute of Science and Technology). The
products cover all RF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequencies currently used
by wireless radio, paging, cellular and PCS/PCN systems. Other Z
Technology products also cover TV and FM broadcast frequencies. Two
company products that set the standard for cost effective, rugged and
portable measurement capability are the:
· R-505 Field Strength Meter - This instrument offers precision
measurement capability to evaluate signal coverage, analyze signal
strengths, survey sites for new antenna construction, determine
separation distance between repeater towers or track EMI
(electromagnetic interference) and other RF interference. This product
combines the functions of off-air Field strength metering and accurate
RF signal strength measurement with expanded data logging and storage in
one convenient, lightweight handheld system.
· R-506 Field Strength Measuring System - This instrument is a new
product. Like the R-505, it offers the ability to accurately and
precisely measure signal strength over a wide set of frequencies and
power levels. The R-506 features advances in front panel controls and
user interface. It offers many new features, including the ability to
directly read signal power in dBm, dBuV and dBuV/Meter. The readout is
possible because the instrument has the capability of storing antenna
factors within the instrument.
"Z Technology offers the most accurate, yet cost-effective,
signal measurement system, especially for those who must verify system's
signal coverage over an entire service area," said Jim Zook,
president. "We offer systems that can easily be automated by the
customer. The user can now measure signal strength over a very wide
range of frequencies and power levels. Recently, Z Technology has
expanded its product line, adding hardware and software products. These
will be of real interest to the wireless communication system
Targeting a Global Market
Who is interested in these products? Z Technology global clients from
Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States include carriers, systems
providers, government and private organizations who must accurately
verify signal coverage over their service area. Close relationships with
several international distributors provide vital links between Z
Technology and its international customers. Most of the company's
international sales are accomplished by distributors, with international
sales making up approximately half of the company's total sales.
"Our international representative and distributors are very
important, not only for sales, but as one important method to receive
customer feedback on existing and potential new products" said Zook.
"From Z Technology's very inception, it has been in the
international marketplace. We consider our international business vital
to our present success and for future continued growth."
International business surely will continue to fuel this company's