Rohde & Schwarz launches Scope in Space competition

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Rohde & Schwarz has launched a competition to find the most innovative use for its recently announced Scope Rider, the 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 Scope Rider.

Steven Edwards, director Sales Operations & Marketing at Rohde & Schwarz UK, said: ”Since launching 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.”

To start the event, Rohde & Schwarz launched a 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.

Edwards continued: “We believe the ruggedness, robustness and performance of Scope Rider will open it to a whole host of new applications. The team at R&S now want to see as many innovative ideas as possible.”

As a first step, entrants need to write a brief description of how they would use Scope Rider and post it online, here. A panel of Rohde & Schwarz judges will select the 10 most unusual or innovative entries and each will receive a runners-up prize of a GoPro Hero4 silver camera which is theirs to keep. They will also be provided with an R&S Scope Rider on loan and be invited to create their own two-minute video demonstrating the idea. Finally, one lucky winner will be presented with the star prize of a Scope Rider.

Entries are open from 1 June 2016 and the first stage will close on 1 August.