Rohde & Schwarz start competition to find the R&S Scope Rider's most innovative use

Rohde & Schwarz today launched a competition to find the most innovative use for its recently announced R&S Scope Rider, a rugged portable oscilloscope with lab performance.

Ten shortlisted entrants will each receive a GoPro Hero4 silver camera to make a video of their idea and the overall winner will receive a R&S Scope Rider.

To start the event, Rohde & Schwarz launched a R&S Scope Rider into space. After a flight of two and a half hours at up to 32km in temperatures of -60°C, the instrument was still fully operational. A ten-minute documentary of the flight can be viewed online.

“Since launching R&S Scope Rider, customers have come to us with no end of really different ways in which they are using the instrument, so we decided to start a thorough search for the most unusual or innovative applications," said Steven Edwards, director sales operations and marketing at Rohde & Schwarz UK. "The instrument has been rigorously tested by Rohde & Schwarz. It is now in the hands of our customers and we are asking them to tell us 'how would you use it?'.

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