Atlanta, GA (July 5, 2007)–Kaltman Creations has introduced its Spectran HF4040, a handheld, RF spectrum analyzer. The unit addresses channel selection, interference identification, RF system monitoring, testing and exposure limits. The HF4040 frequency range is from 10 MHz to 4 GHz for analyzing VHF, UHF and 2.4 GHz environments.
Mark Kaltman, president of Kaltman Creations, said, “The timing for this product couldn’t be better with the exponential use of wireless technology along with the shrinking of some wireless bands. The increased challenges of identifying interference and finding available frequencies are in some cases becoming unmanageable. One area of particular concern is within the UHF band where wireless microphone users are getting ‘squeezed-out’ with the FCC’s UHF band reallocation and the Digital Television (DTV) UHF mandate.”
In addition to the HF4040’s standard frequency sweep readings and signal strength readouts, the unit features display markers that show the three strongest peaks and their associated frequencies during each sweep. There is also a “Zoom” feature that allows the user to narrow the frequency span down to 100 kHz. The HF4040 reportedly will also perform extended data logging and long-term peak-hold recording.
The HF4040 is sold in a system package, which includes a SMA full-range antenna, a log periodic precision directional antenna, batteries and charger (charger doubles as an AC adaptor), PC software for enhanced visual monitoring, a mini tripod stand and an aluminum carrying case. Kaltman Creations has pre-configured the HF4040’s 10 “Hot Keys” to address the more popular North America RF bands: Wireless Microphone, Wi-Fi, Assisted Listening, Telco/Cellular, Intercom and Radio/TV Broadcast. The end-user can also reprogram the Hot Keys as they see fit, plus manually set up any frequency sweep range they wish. The HF4040 system package is priced under $1,400.