Tektronix Addresses Test & Measurement Challenges with DesignInsight Mobile Expo
Unique Mobile Facility Provides Access to Emerging Measurement Techniques and Equipment for Serial, Embedded and RF Technologies

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 17, 2009 – Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the start of its DesignInsight Mobile Expo tour across the US and Canada.  The tour is a unique program that brings state-of-the-art Tektronix equipment to engineers at their workplace, allowing hands-on learning and evaluation opportunities that would previously have only been possible with costly travel and time away from the office. Beginning with visits to customer sites in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 20th, the DesignInsight Mobile Expo tour will also make a stop at Cisco Systems' annual 'Toolapalooza' event, and then will travel throughout the US and Canada to customer sites, ending in the US Midwest in August.

In today's economic climate, travel expenses are under severe scrutiny and engineers are finding it harder to learn about new testing technologies. In response, Tektronix is bringing technology and insight directly to engineers. In this spring/summer tour of the DesignInsight Mobile Expo, Tektronix engineers will be sharing the latest testing techniques with specific tutorials available such as; DDR memory bus analysis, switching power supply evaluation, validation of radar system performance, and conductinglink analysis with FFE/DFE equalization effects on serial data systems.

“Engineers are faced with many challenges in their development efforts and we are committed to helping them understand what new techniques are available to do their job more efficiently,” said Mike Rizzo, director of Americas marketing, Tektronix. "The DesignInsight Mobile Expo provides an easy and convenient way to have hands-on access to the latest test and measurement techniques and equipment to solve their latest design challenges—from memory buses to RF/electronic warfare systems.”

Full Suite of Test Products for Immediate Insight

The Tektronix DesignInsight Mobile Expo is equipped with the industry’s broadest portfolio of new oscilloscopes for hands-on evaluation. In addition, Tektronix will be displaying its signal generators, spectrum analyzers as well as the necessary software and tools to optimize, debug, and characterize designs. Once onboard the DesignInsight Mobile Expo, engineers can experience product demonstrations that provide measurement insight for a variety of challenges including board validation, signal characterization, signal debugging, and serial standards compliance testing.

Lease-to-Own the latest Technology and Pick Your Own Terms

The Design Insight Mobile Exposition is sponsored by TRS-RenTelco, a Tektronix rental partner.  TRS-RenTelco and Tektronix have teamed up to offer very flexible lease-to-own programs.  The “U-Pick Your Term” (www.upickyourterm.com) program makes the latest equipment more affordable in these economic times.  Choose between 12-,18- or 24-month terms and get:  0% Financing, 100% equity accrual and your final payment is on us.  Additional terms and conditions apply.  For more information, contact us at 1-800-874-7123.

About TRS-RenTelco:

TRS-RenTelco (www.TRS-RenTelco.com) is the largest supplier of electronic test and measurement equipment for rent, lease or purchase in North America. TRS-RenTelco supports customers around the world with an expansive $350 million equipment inventory. TRS-RenTelco offers a broad selection of test equipment including RF and microwave, communication, wireless and industrial test equipment. The Company's inventory is centrally located on the grounds of the Dallas-Fort Worth International airport allowing for same day shipments as late as 9 p.m. Central - for overnight delivery almost anywhere. TRS-RenTelco's parent company is McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC).

About Tektronix     

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries - as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

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