SixArms proclaims launch of U.S licensed RF Verification Service in partnership with QCommunications – Drones Information
SixArms, an innovative Australian RF testing and measurement consultancy, today announced the launch of a U.S. RF verification partnership with QCommunications, an established systems integration and engineering company with deep roots in the broadcast industry. QCommunications will provide services through its newly launched QForce Airborne division, which is comprised of highly qualified and certified FAA Part 107 UAS pilots who adhere to stringent security programs and FAA guidelines and benefit from QCommunications’ extensive RF experience.
Phil Larsen, a 14-year-old UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) veteran, has been named Vice President of the new division. Larsen has an extensive career in the inspection of cell towers and mission-critical facilities and is closely linked to the federal UAV / Drone programs.
QCommunications will serve the FCC and the broadcasting industry by providing US operators with the SixArms RF measurement solution along with visual or 3D structural analysis, thermal / IR inspections, and annual routine assessment programs.
“Our teams have done an excellent job in the past six months, implementing successful training and US operations programs,” said Jason Schreiber, owner and general manager of SixArms. “Together we have successfully introduced RF test and measurement solutions into the 21st century by using UAVs equipped with our integrated Airborne Radio Measurement Systems (ARMS) to provide an absolute solution for checking RF coverage and of the antenna pattern to offer. With QCommunications and QForce, SixArms now has the US expansion needed to perform the most accurate and efficient RF measurements across the country and ultimately worldwide, ”he added.
“We are very excited to offer the US broadcast industry a premium product and service,” said Tony ZumMallen, President of QCommunications. “Today’s announcement further expands SixArms technology’s global reach as we expand into new markets and customers.”
The agreement with QCommunications will strengthen SixArms’ leading position in global RF measurement business while significantly expanding the SixArms portfolio in the United States.
QCommunications’ QForce Airborne Division, designed to deliver the most comprehensive on-site program to date, offers full RF inspection inspections including coverage inspections, as well as thermal / IR and structural inspections.
The QForce Airborne Division has already booked several inspections for numerous customers, all of whom benefit from either group or unit prices, leading to an aggressive schedule for 2020. The division also receives new customers.
QCommunications will be one of two US-certified SixArms companies to perform Airborne RF verification measurements.